lead the pack/field

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of lead the pack/field

:to be ahead
  • a runner who is leading the pack/field

Word by Word Definitions

lead play
  1. : to guide on a way especially by going in advance

  2. : to direct on a course or in a direction

  3. : to serve as a channel for

  1. : leadership

  2. : example, precedent

  3. : position at the front : vanguard

  1. : acting or serving as a lead (see 2lead) or leader

  1. : a bluish-white soft malleable ductile plastic but inelastic heavy metallic element found mostly in combination and used especially in pipes, cable sheaths, batteries, solder, and shields against radioactivity — see Chemical Elements Table

  2. : a plummet for sounding at sea

  3. : a usually flat lead roof

  1. : to cover, line, or weight with lead (see 4lead)

  2. : to fix (window glass) in position with leads

  3. : to put space between the lines of (typeset matter)

pack play
  1. : a bundle arranged for convenience in carrying especially on the back

  2. : a group or pile of related objects

  3. : a number of individual components packaged as a unit

  1. : to make into a compact bundle

  2. : to fill completely

  3. : to fill with packing

  1. : to influence the composition of so as to bring about a desired result

  2. : to arrange (the cards in a pack) so as to cheat

  1. : intimate

field play
  1. : an open land area free of woods and buildings

  2. : an area of land marked by the presence of particular objects or features

  3. : an area of cleared enclosed land used for cultivation or pasture

  1. : of or relating to a field: such as

  2. : growing in or inhabiting the fields or open country

  3. : made, conducted, or used in the field

  1. : to catch or pick up (something, such as a batted ball) and usually throw to a teammate

  2. : to take care of or respond to (something, such as a telephone call or a request)

  3. : to give an impromptu answer or solution to


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