cause (a person or animal) to go with one by holding them by the hand, a halter, a rope, etc., while moving forward.
she emerged leading a bay horse
be in charge or command of.
a military delegation was led by the Chief of Staff
be superior to (competitors or colleagues).
there will be specific areas or skills in which other nations lead the world
have or experience (a particular way of life).
she's led a completely sheltered life
initiate (action in a game or contest), in particular.