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led


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Lead  \Lead\  (l[=e]d),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Led}  (l[e^]d);  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Leading}.]  [OE.  leden,  AS  l[=ae]dan  (akin  to  OS 
  l[=e]dian,  D.  leiden,  G.  leiten,  Icel.  le[imac][eth]a,  Sw 
  leda,  Dan.  lede),  properly  a  causative  fr  AS  li[eth]an  to 
  go  akin  to  OHG.  l[imac]dan,  Icel.  l[imac][eth]a,  Goth. 
  lei[thorn]an  (in  comp.).  Cf  {Lode},  {Loath}.] 
  1.  To  guide  or  conduct  with  the  hand,  or  by  means  of  some 
  physical  contact  connection;  as  a  father  leads  a  child;  a 
  jockey  leads  a  horse  with  a  halter;  a  dog  leads  a  blind 
  man. 
 
  If  a  blind  man  lead  a  blind  man,  both  fall  down  in 
  the  ditch.  --Wyclif 
  (Matt.  xv 
  14.) 
 
  They  thrust  him  out  of  the  city,  and  led  him  unto 
  the  brow  of  the  hill.  --Luke  iv  29. 
 
  In  thy  right  hand  lead  with  thee  The  mountain  nymph, 
  sweet  Liberty.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  guide  or  conduct  in  a  certain  course,  or  to  a  certain 
  place  or  end  by  making  the  way  known  to  show  the  way 
  esp.  by  going  with  or  going  in  advance  of  Hence 
  figuratively:  To  direct;  to  counsel;  to  instruct;  as  to 
  lead  a  traveler;  to  lead  a  pupil. 
 
  The  Lord  went  before  them  by  day  in  a  pillar  of  a 
  cloud,  to  lead  them  the  way  --Ex.  xiii. 
  21. 
 
  He  leadeth  me  beside  the  still  waters.  --Ps.  xxiii. 
  2. 
 
  This  thought  might  lead  me  through  the  world's  vain 
  mask.  Content,  though  blind,  had  I  no  better  guide. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  conduct  or  direct  with  authority;  to  have  direction  or 
  charge  of  as  to  lead  an  army,  an  exploring  party,  or  a 
  search;  to  lead  a  political  party. 
 
  Christ  took  not  upon  him  flesh  and  blood  that  he 
  might  conquer  and  rule  nations,  lead  armies,  or 
  possess  places.  --South. 
 
  4.  To  go  or  to  be  in  advance  of  to  precede;  hence  to  be 
  foremost  or  chief  among;  as  the  big  sloop  led  the  fleet 
  of  yachts;  the  Guards  led  the  attack;  Demosthenes  leads 
  the  orators  of  all  ages. 
 
  As  Hesperus,  that  leads  the  sun  his  way  --Fairfax. 
 
  And  lo  !  Ben  Adhem's  name  led  all  the  rest.  --Leigh 
  Hunt. 
 
  5.  To  draw  or  direct  by  influence,  whether  good  or  bad  to 
  prevail  on  to  induce;  to  entice;  to  allure;  as  to  lead 
  one  to  espouse  a  righteous  cause 
 
  He  was  driven  by  the  necessities  of  the  times,  more 
  than  led  by  his  own  disposition,  to  any  rigor  of 
  actions.  --Eikon 
  Basilike 
 
  Silly  women,  laden  with  sins,led  away  by  divers 
  lusts.  --2  Tim.  iii. 
  6  (Rev.  Ver.). 
 
  6.  To  guide  or  conduct  one's  self  in  through  or  along  (a 
  certain  course);  hence  to  proceed  in  the  way  of  to 
  follow  the  path  or  course  of  to  pass;  to  spend.  Also  to 
  cause  one  to  proceed  or  follow  in  (a  certain  course). 
 
  That  we  may  lead  a  quiet  and  peaceable  life.  --1 
  Tim.  ii  2. 
 
  Nor  thou  with  shadowed  hint  confuse  A  life  that 
  leads  melodious  days.  --Tennyson. 
 
  You  remember  .  .  .  the  life  he  used  to  lead  his  wife 
  and  daughter.  --Dickens. 
 
  7.  (Cards  &  Dominoes)  To  begin  a  game,  round,  or  trick,  with 
  as  to  lead  trumps;  the  double  five  was  led. 
 
  {To  lead  astray},  to  guide  in  a  wrong  way  or  into  error;  to 
  seduce  from  truth  or  rectitude. 
 
  {To  lead  captive},  to  carry  or  bring  into  captivity. 
 
  {To  lead  the  way},  to  show  the  way  by  going  in  front;  to  act 
  as  guide.  --Goldsmith. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Led  \Led\  (l[e^]d),  imp.  &  p.  p. 
  of  {Lead}. 
 
  {Led  captain}.  An  obsequious  follower  or  attendant.  [Obs.] 
  --Swift. 
 
  {Led  horse},  a  sumpter  horse,  or  a  spare  horse,  that  is  led 
  along 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  led 
  adj  :  having  leadership  guidance  [ant:  {unled}] 
  n  :  light  emitted  at  a  p-n  junction  is  proportional  to  the  bias 
  current;  color  depends  on  the  material  used  [syn:  {light-emitting 
  diode},  {LED}] 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  LED 
 
    {Light-Emitting  Diode}. 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  LED 
  Light-Emitting  Diode 
 
 




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