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Bible Usage:


  • Included in Eastons: No
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: Yes
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: Yes
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:

Naves Topical Index

A mineral
Exodus 15:10

Purified by fire
Numbers 31:22; Jeremiah 6:29; Ezekiel 22:18; Ezekiel 22:20

Used in making inscriptions on stone
Job 19:24

Jeremiah 6:29; Ezekiel 22:18; Ezekiel 22:20

Trade in
Ezekiel 27:12

Used for weighing
Zech 5:7-8

Smith's Bible Dictionary

This is one of the most common of metals, found generally in veins of rocks, though seldom in a metallic state, and most commonly in combination with sulphur. It was early known to the ancients, and the allusions to it in Scripture indicate that the Hebrews were well acquainted with its uses. The rocks in the neighborhood of Sinai yielded it in large quantities, and it was found in Egypt. In (Job 19:24) the allusion is supposed to be to the practice of carving inscriptions upon stone and pouring molten lead into the cavities of the letters, to render them legible and at the same time preserve them from the action of the air.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEAD, noun led.

1. A metal of a dull white color, with a cast of blue. It is the least elastic and sonorous of all the metals, and at the same time it is soft and easily fusible. It is found native in small masses, but generally mineralized by sulphur, and sometimes by other substances. lead fused in a strong heat, throws off vapors which are unwholesome.

2. A plummet or mass of lead used in sounding at sea.

3. Leads, a flat roof covered with lead

White lead the oxyd of lead ground with one third part of chalk.

LEAD, verb transitive led. To cover with lead; to fit with lead

LEAD, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive led.

1. To guide by the hand; as, to lead a child. It often includes the sense of drawing as well as of directing.

2. To guide or conduct by showing the way; to direct; as, the Israelites were led by a pillar of a cloud by day, and by a pillar of fire by night.

3. To conduct to any place.

He leadeth me beside the still waters. Psalms 23:2.

4. To conduct, as a chief or commander, implying authority; to direct and govern; as, a general leads his troops to battle and to victory.

Christ took not on him flesh and blood, that he might conquer and rule nations, lead armies.

5. To precede; to introduce by going first.

As Hesperus that leads the sun his way.

6. To guide; to show the method of attaining an object. Self-examination may lead us to a knowledge of ourselves.

7. To draw; to entice; to allure. The love of pleasure leads men into vices which degrade and impoverish them.

8. To induce; to prevail on; to influence.

He was driven by the necessities of the times more than led by his own disposition to any rigor of actions.

9. To pass; to spend, that is, to draw out; as, to lead a life of gayety, or a solitary life.

That we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 1 Timothy 2:2.

To lead astray, to guide in a wrong way or into error; to seduce from truth or rectitude.

To lead captive, to carry into captivity.

LEAD, verb intransitive

1. To go before and show the way.

I will lead on softly. Genesis 33:14.

2. To conduct, as a chief or commander. Let the troops follow, where their general leads.

3. To draw; to have a tendency to. Gaming leads to other vices.

4. To exercise dominion.

To lead off or out, to go first; to begin.

LEAD, noun Precedence; a going before; guidance. Let the general take the lead [A colloquial word in reputable use.]

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEADEN, adjective led'n. [from lead.]

1. Made of lead; as a leaden ball.

2. Heavy; indisposed to action.

3. heavy; dull.

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LEADEN-HE'ARTED, adjective Stupid; destitute of feeling.

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LEADEN-HEE'LED, adjective Moving slowly.

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LEADEN-STEP'PING, adjective Moving slowly.

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LE'ADER, noun

1. One that leads or conducts; a guide; a conductor.

2. A chief; a commander; a captain.

3. One who goes first.

4. The chief of a party or faction; as the leader of the whigs or of the tories; a leader of the Jacobins.

5. a performer who leads a band or choir in music.

Naves Topical Index

See Abraham; Moses; Joshua; Gideon; Deborah
Abraham; Moses; Joshua; Gideon; Deborah

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'ADING, participle present tense

1. Guiding; conducting; preceding; drawing; alluring; passing life.

2. adjective Chief; principal; capital; most influential; as a leading motive; a leading man in a party.

3. showing the way by going first.

He left his mother a countess by patent, which was a new leading example.

LE'ADING, noun Guidance; the act of conducting; direction.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'ADING-STRINGS, noun Strings by which children are supported when beginning to walk.

To be in leading strings, to be in a state of infancy or dependence, or in pupilage under the guidance of others.

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LE'ADMAN, noun One who begins or leads a dance. obsolete

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LEADWORT, noun led'wort. Plumbago, a genus of plants.

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LEADY, adjective led'dy. Of the color of lead.