by 1965, alternative spelling of lead (n.2) in the newspaper journalism sense (see lead (v.)), to distinguish this sense from other possible meanings of the written word, perhaps especially the molten lead (n.1) used in typesetting machines.
- Led display
noun 1. a flat-screen device in which an array of light-emitting diodes can be selectively activated to display numerical and alphabetical information, used esp in pocket calculators, digital timepieces, measuring instruments, and in some microcomputers
[led-er-burg] /ˈlɛd ərˌbɜrg/ noun 1. Joshua, 1925–2008, U.S. geneticist: Nobel Prize in Medicine 1958. /ˈlɛdəˌbɜːɡ/ noun 1. Joshua. 1925–2008, US geneticist, who discovered the phenomenon of transduction in bacteria. Nobel prize for physiology or medicine 1958 with George Beadle and Edward Tatum Lederberg Led·er·berg (lěd’ər-bûrg’, lā’dər-), Joshua. Born 1925. American geneticist. He shared a 1958 […]
[ley-der-hoh-zuh n] /ˈleɪ dərˌhoʊ zən/ plural noun 1. leather shorts, usually with suspenders, worn especially in Bavaria. /ˈleɪdəˌhəʊzən/ plural noun 1. leather shorts with H-shaped braces, worn by men in Austria, Bavaria, etc n. leather shorts worn in Alpine regions, 1937, German, literally “leather trousers” (see leather and hose). Old English had cognate leðerhose. German […]
[lej] /lɛdʒ/ noun 1. a relatively narrow, projecting part, as a horizontal, shelflike projection on a wall or a raised edge on a tray. 2. a more or less flat shelf of rock protruding from a cliff or slope. 3. a reef, ridge, or line of rocks in the sea or other body of water. […]