B2 [ I or T ] to control a group of people, a country, or a situation领导，带领，率领
There was nobody strong enough to lead an effective countervailing force against the dictator.
Men have always played an active part in leading worship while women have been confined to more passive roles.
Gandhi and Martin Luther King both led campaigns of civil disobedience to try to persuade the authorities to change their policies.
The opposition leader led a very forceful attack on the government in parliament this morning.
The deputy state fire marshal led the arson investigation.
B2 [ I or T ] (especially in sports or other competitions) to be in front, to be first, or to be winning（尤指在比赛中）领先，位居前列
The poll shows that the government is leading by the narrowest of margins.
At half-time, United were leading with two goals by Black.
She's been leading throughout the race, but it now looks as if she's tiring.
The Sonics led by only 2 points at intermission.
The champion was leading by two sets to one when rain stopped play.
C2 [ T ] to cause someone to do something, especially something bad引诱，诱导
The success of the product led many firms to try to copy them.
The seductions of life in a warm climate have led many Britons to live abroad, especially in Spain.
It was his instinct for self-preservation that led him to abandon his former friends and transfer his allegiance to the new rulers.
He's at that impressionable age when he's very easily led by other children.
What led you to make such a drastic decision?
B1 [ I ] to show the way to a group of people, animals, vehicles, etc. by going in front of them带路，领路，引路
[ T ] To lead a group of moving people or vehicles is to walk or drive in front of them.引导，引领，给…当先导
B1 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to take someone somewhere, by going with them带，领
B1 [ T usually + adv/prep ] to take hold of a person or animal and take him, her, or it somewhere领，牵
to show the way by going in front带路，领路，引路
to make more progress than other people in the development of something领先
They led us into the forest.
A group of firefighters led the march.
We asked Ralph to lead us through the rough terrain.
They led in the car and we followed on bikes.
They led us into a small room.
B2 [ I or T, usually + adv/prep ] (especially of roads, paths, doors, signs, information, etc.) to go in a particular direction or have a particular result, or to allow or cause this伸向，通向，通往
This door leads to the garden.
A narrow path led to their cottage.
Muddy footprints led to the door.
Where does this road lead?
The stepping stones lead across the marsh.
B2 to live a particular type of life过着忙碌／正常／宁静等的生活
B2 uk/liːd/ us[ S ] a winning position during a race or other situation where people are competing领先，占优
The latest opinion poll puts the Democrats in the lead.
The French driver has taken the lead in the Paris-Dakar rally.
She succeeded in retaining her lead in the second half of the race.
Italy had a comfortable three-goal lead over France by half-time.
Lewis held onto the lead until the final lap.
C2 [ C usually singular ] the act of showing a person or group of people what to do示范，榜样
[ C ] a piece of information that allows a discovery to be made or a solution to be found线索，提示
[ C ] also wire, UK also flex, US also cord a wire covered in plastic and used to connect electrical equipment to the electricity supply引线，导线
[ C ] mainly UK US usually leash a piece of rope, chain, etc. tied to an animal, especially to a dog at its collar when taking it for a walk（拴狗等动物用的）绳索，链子
B1 used to describe the main performer or part in a performance演主要角色的
[ U ] symbol Pb a chemical element that is a very heavy, soft, dark grey, poisonous metal, used especially in the past on roofs and for pipes and also for protection against radiation铅
[ C or U ] (the narrow strip of) coloured material, usually black and made of graphite, in the centre of a pencil铅笔芯
The pipes were made of lead.
They stole lead from the roofs.
She was suffering from lead poisoning.
The window frames were made of lead.
Pencils do not contain real lead nowadays.