have/hold the lead

idiom

Definition of have/hold the lead

: to be in the winning position in a race or competition A runner from Kenya has/holds the lead.

Learn More about have/hold the lead

Statistics for have/hold the lead

Cite this Entry

“Have/hold the lead.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/have%2Fhold%20the%20lead. Accessed 9 December 2019.

Comments on have/hold the lead

What made you want to look up have/hold the lead? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

contradictory or incongruous words

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Semantic Drift Quiz

  • a twisty river
  • Which of the following was once a synonym for fun?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!