Definition of lead to
: to result in (something) a course of study leading to a degree in agriculture Her investigations ultimately led to the discovery of the missing documents. His volunteer work in the hospital led to a career in nursing.
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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