trail vs lead: What's the difference?

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Which is correct: trail or lead

How to spell trail?

trail
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trailverb

to lag or linger behind

trailverb

go after with the intent to catch

trailverb

move, proceed, or walk draggingly or slowly

trailverb

drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground

trailnoun

evidence pointing to a possible solution

trailnoun

a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

trailnoun

a track or mark left by something that has passed

trailverb

hang down so as to drag along the ground

leadverb

be in charge of

leadnoun

the introductory section of a story

leadverb

take somebody somewhere

leadverb

produce as a result or residue

leadverb

be conducive to

leadverb

lead, as in the performance of a composition

leadnoun

a jumper that consists of a short piece of wire

leadnoun

a news story of major importance

leadverb

travel in front of; go in advance of others

leadverb

lead, extend, or afford access

leadverb

move ahead (of others) in time or space

leadverb

preside over

leadnoun

a soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey

leadverb

cause something to pass or lead somewhere

leadverb

stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point

leadverb

be ahead of others; be the first

leadnoun

an actor who plays a principal role

leadnoun

evidence pointing to a possible solution

leadnoun

thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing

leadnoun

restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal

leadnoun

the timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine

leadnoun

an indication of potential opportunity

leadnoun

mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil

leadnoun

an advantage held by a competitor in a race

leadnoun

a position of being the initiator of something and an example that others will follow (especially in the phrase `take the lead')

leadnoun

(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base

leadverb

cause to undertake a certain action

leadnoun

(sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning

leadverb

tend to or result in

leadnoun

the angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)

leadnoun

the playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

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