°A heavy, pliable, inelastic metal element, having a bright, bluish color, but easily tarnished; both malleable and ductile, though with little tenacity. It is easily fusible, forms alloys with other metals, and is an ingredient of solder and type metal. Atomic number 82, Atomic weight 206.4, Specific Gravity 11.37, Symbol Pb (from Latin plumbum).
°A plummet or mass of lead attached to a line, used in sounding depth at sea or to estimate velocity in knots.
°To cover, fill, or affect with lead; as, continuous firing leads the grooves of a rifle.
°To place leads between the lines of; as, to lead a page; leaded matter.
synonyms: first, front, head, leader more» , leading