a poisonous insoluble oxide of lead existing in red and yellow forms: used in making glass, glazes, and cements, and as a pigment. Formula: PbO Systematic name lead(II) oxide Also called litharge, plumbous oxide
[leed-awf, -of] /ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ adjective 1. leading off or beginning: the lead-off item on the agenda.
[leed-awf, -of] /ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ noun 1. an act that starts something; start; beginning. 2. Baseball. the player who is first in the batting order or who is first to bat for a team in an inning. [leed-awf, -of] /ˈlidˌɔf, -ˌɒf/ adjective 1. leading off or beginning: the lead-off item on the agenda.
[led] /lɛd/ noun 1. . 2. any oxide of lead, as red lead.
- Lead one to
Cause one to do something. For example, This report leads me to believe that we’re in an economic recession, or Her unexpected pregnancy led her to take a leave of absence. [ First half of 1500s ]