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Webster 1913 Edition


Led

Led

(lĕd)
,
imp.
&
p.
p.
of
Lead
.
Led captain
.
An obsequious follower or attendant.
[Obs.]
Swift.
Led horse
,
a sumpter horse, or a spare horse, that is led along.

Webster 1828 Edition


Led

LED

, pret. and pp. of lead.

Definition 2021


led

led

See also: LED and leð

English

Verb

led

  1. simple past tense and past participle of lead

Derived terms

  • ESA-led
  • European-led
  • Saudi-led
  • U.S.-led

Statistics

Most common English words before 1923: natural · laid · cold · #518: led · low · American · bad

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Breton

Noun

led m

  1. size

Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *ledъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛt/
  • Homophones: let

Noun

led m, inanimate

  1. ice

Declension

Derived terms


Danish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): leð
  • Rhymes: -eð

Etymology 1

From Old Norse leiðr (uncomfortable, tired).

Adjective

led

  1. disgusting, odious, loathsome
  2. nasty, beastly
Inflection
Inflection of led
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular led ledere ledest2
Neuter singular ledt ledere ledest2
Plural lede ledere ledest2
Definite attributive1 lede ledere ledeste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2

From Old Norse leið (road, direction), hlið (side).

Noun

led c (singular definite ledden, plural indefinite ledder)

  1. side, direction
Inflection

Etymology 3

From Old Norse liðr.

Noun

led n (singular definite leddet, plural indefinite led)

  1. joint
  2. link
  3. gate
  4. (mathematics) term (one of the addends in a sum or in another mathematical operation)
    I udtrykket er , og led.
    In the expression , , , and are terms.
Inflection

Etymology 4

Non-lemma forms.

Verb

led

  1. past tense of lide

Irish

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lʲɛd̪ˠ/

Contraction

led (triggers lenition)

  1. (Munster) Contraction of le do (with your sg).
    Brúigh led mhéar é.
    Press it with your finger.

Related terms


Lojban

Rafsi

led

  1. rafsi of mledi.

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

Alternative forms

Verb

led

  1. simple past of lide

Etymology 2

Verb

led

  1. imperative of lede

Portuguese

Noun

led m (plural leds)

  1. Alternative spelling of LED

Serbo-Croatian

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *ledъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lêːd/

Noun

lȇd m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑д)

  1. ice
  2. great frigidity, freezing cold
  3. hail
  4. the ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum)
  5. (figuratively) unfeelingness, coldheartedness
  6. (figuratively) a state of immobilization from fear, doubt, or surprise

Declension

Synonyms

Derived terms

References

  • Pero Budmani (editor) (1898-1903), Rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, Volume 5, JAZU: Zagreb, pp. 948-949
  • led” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *ledъ.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈléːt/
  • Tonal orthography: lẹ̑d

Noun

léd m inan (genitive ledú or léda, uncountable)

  1. ice

Declension


Spanish

Noun

led m (plural leds)

  1. LED

Swedish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Swedish lēþer, from Old Norse leiðr, from Proto-Germanic *laiþaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂leyt-.

Adjective

led

  1. tired; bored
  2. (archaic) disgusting, repulsive, loathsome; evil
Declension
Inflection of led
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular led ledare ledast
Neuter singular lett ledare ledast
Plural leda ledare ledast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 lede ledare ledaste
All leda ledare ledaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.
Usage notes

The second sense is still in some use in the expression den lede frestaren or simply lede, as a name for the Devil.

Synonyms

Etymology 2

From Old Swedish liþer, from Old Norse liðr, from Proto-Germanic *liþuz.

Noun

led c

  1. joint; the part of a limb where it can bend; such as a knee or a wrist; phalanx
    1. any mechanical joint where two parts are supposed to move (bend) with respect to each other
Declension
Inflection of led 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative led leden leder lederna
Genitive leds ledens leders ledernas

Etymology 3

From Old Swedish liþ. Of the the same origin as previous with alternate grammatical gender (cf. Old English liþ n).

Noun

led n

  1. A queue; a row of people
  2. (mathematics) term
    högerledet
    the right hand side; what's on the right hand side of the equality
  3. stage
    Ett led i processen
    A stage in the process
Declension
Inflection of led 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative led ledet led leden
Genitive leds ledets leds ledens

Etymology 4

From Old Swedish lēþ, from Old Norse leið, from Proto-Germanic *laidō.

Noun

led c

  1. track, route; along which one may walk; go by bike
Declension
Inflection of led 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative led leden leder lederna
Genitive leds ledens leders ledernas
Derived terms
  • (track): vandringsled, cykelled

Etymology 5

Non-lemma forms.

Verb

led

  1. past tense of lida.
  2. imperative of leda.