in the lead
Definition of in the lead
1 : in a position that is ahead of others They walked single file, with the oldest boy in the lead.
2 : winning in a race or competition Our team was in the lead.
Word by Word Definitions
: to guide on a way especially by going in advance
: to direct on a course or in a direction
: to serve as a channel for
: example, precedent
: position at the front : vanguard
: a plummet for sounding at sea
: a usually flat lead roof
: lead framing for panes in windows
: to cover, line, or weight with lead (see 4lead)
: to fix (window glass) in position with leads
: to put space between the lines of (typeset matter)
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