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4 letters words from 'lede'

DELE 5LEDE 5
LEED 5 

3 letters words from 'lede'

DEE 4DEL 4
EEL 3ELD 4
LED 4LEE 3

2 letters words from 'lede'

DE 3ED 3
EE 2EL 2

All 4 letters words made out of lede

lede elde ldee dlee edle dele leed eled leed eled eeld eeld ldee dlee lede elde dele edle edel deel eedl eedl deel edel

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Definitions and meaning of lede

lede

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lēd, IPA(key): /liːd/
  • Rhymes: -iːd

Etymology 1

From Middle English lede, leode, from Old English lēode ("people, men"; plural of lēod (person, man)), from Proto-Germanic *liudiz (people), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁léwdʰis (man, people). Cognate with Scots lede (people), West Frisian lie (people), Dutch lieden (people), lui(den) (people), German Leute (people), Norwegian lyd (people). More at leod.

Alternative forms

  • leed, leod, leode, ledd, leude, lued, lud, lude, led
  • leid, leyd, leed (Scotland)

Noun

lede (plural lede)

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal, in the singular) A man; person.
  2. (chiefly Britain dialectal, Scotland, collective plural) Men; people, folk.
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  3. (Britain dialectal, Scotland, in the singular) A people or nation.
  4. (chiefly Britain dialectal, in the plural) Tenements; holdings; possessions.
Derived terms
  • leden
  • ledish

Etymology 2

Mid-20th century neologism from a deliberate misspelling of lead, intended to avoid confusion with its homograph meaning a strip of type metal used for positioning type in the frame. Compare hed (headline) and dek (subhead).

Alternative forms

  • lead

Noun

lede (plural ledes)

  1. (chiefly US, journalism) The introductory paragraph(s) of a newspaper or other news article.
Usage notes

Usage seems mostly confined to the U.S. Originally only journalistic usage that is now so common in general US English that it is no longer labeled as jargon by major US dictionaries such as Merriam-Webster and American Heritage. Noted as “sometimes spelled” in 1959, “often spelled” in 1969, and asserted in the 1979 reprint of a 1974 book (see Citations page). In 1990, William Safire was still able to say that lede was jargon not listed in regular dictionaries.

Quotations
  • For quotations using this term, see Citations:lede.
Derived terms

See also

  • Glossary of journalism: Article components

References

  • William Safire (1990), "On Language; (HED) Folo My Lede (UNHED)", New York Times, November 18, 1990, Nytimes.com
  • WOTD (2000), "The Maven's Word of the Day: lede", November 28, 2000, www.randomhouse.com
  • Notes:

Anagrams

  • LEED, deel, dele, leed

Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɪə.də/

Noun

lede

  1. plural of lid

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛdɛ]

Noun

lede

  1. vocative singular of led

Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /leːðə/, [ˈleðð̩]

Etymology 1

From Old Norse leiða (to lead), from Proto-Germanic *laidijaną (to lead), cognate with English lead, German leiten. It is a causative of the verb *līþaną (to go, pass) (Template:non).

Verb

lede (past tense ledede or ledte, past participle ledet or ledt)

  1. to manage, run
  2. to head, direct
  3. to lead, guide
  4. to conduct
Inflection
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Norse leita (to seek, search), from Proto-Germanic *wlaitōną, cognate with Old English wlātian (to look upon), Gothic 𐍅𐌻𐌰𐌹𐍄𐍉𐌽 (wlaitōn, to look around).

Verb

lede (past tense ledte, past participle ledt)

  1. to look, search for
Inflection
Derived terms

Etymology 3

From Old Norse leiða, derived from the adjective Old Norse leiðr (Danish led (disgusting)).

Noun

lede c (singular definite leden, not used in plural form)

  1. disgust, distaste, loathing
Inflection
Antonyms
  • lyst

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective

lede

  1. definite of led
  2. plural of led

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːdə

Verb

lede

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of lijden

Anagrams

  • deel, dele, edel, leed

Galician

Verb

lede

  1. second-person plural imperative of ler

Italian

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛde

Verb

lede

  1. third-person singular indicative present of ledere

Middle Dutch

Noun

lêde

  1. dative singular of lêet

Middle English

Noun

lede (plural ledes)

  1. Alternative form of leod

Verb

lede

  1. lead

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From Old Norse leiða, and Danish lede

Verb

lede (imperative led, present tense leder, passive ledes, simple past and past participle leda or ledet, present participle ledende)

  1. to lead
  2. to guide

Derived terms

  • avlede
  • innlede
  • ledelse
  • ledning

See also

  • leie (Nynorsk)

References

  • “lede” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Portuguese

Verb

lede

  1. Second-person plural (vós) affirmative imperative of ler

Swedish

Etymology

From the nominal use (masculine inflection) of adjective led (evil), in the more original synonym den lede frestaren (the evil tempter)

Adjective

lede

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of led.

Noun

lede c

  1. the evil one, the loathsome or disgusting one; the devil, Satan

Source: wiktionary.org
  • the introductory section of a news story.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)