Is lead a Scrabble word?

Yes, lead is a Scrabble word!

...and is worth 5 points in Scrabble, and 6 points in Words with Friends

Lead is a valid Scrabble word.

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Dictionary definitions of the word lead

The meaning of lead


31 definitions of the word lead.


  1. Take somebody somewhere
  2. Have as a result or residue
  3. Tend to or result in
  4. Travel in front of; go in advance of others
  5. Cause to undertake a certain action
  6. Stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
  7. Be in charge of
  8. Be ahead of others; be the first
  9. Be conducive to
  10. Lead, as in the performance of a composition; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
  11. Lead, extend, or afford access
  12. Move ahead (of others) in time or space
  13. Cause something to pass or lead somewhere
  14. Preside over


  1. An advantage held by a competitor in a race
  2. A soft heavy toxic malleable metallic element; bluish white when freshly cut but tarnishes readily to dull grey
  3. Evidence pointing to a possible solution
  4. A position of leadership (especially in the phrase `take the lead')
  5. The angle between the direction a gun is aimed and the position of a moving target (correcting for the flight time of the missile)
  6. The introductory section of a story
  7. (sports) the score by which a team or individual is winning
  8. An actor who plays a principal role
  9. (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
  10. An indication of potential opportunity
  11. A news story of major importance
  12. The timing of ignition relative to the position of the piston in an internal-combustion engine
  13. Restraint consisting of a rope (or light chain) used to restrain an animal
  14. Thin strip of metal used to separate lines of type in printing
  15. Mixture of graphite with clay in different degrees of hardness; the marking substance in a pencil
  16. A jumper that consists of a short piece of wire
  17. The playing of a card to start a trick in bridge

What Scrabble words can I make with the letters in lead?

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3 Anagrams of Lead

Anagrams are words that use the same letters as other words, but in a different order.

Anagrams are sometimes called a Word Unscramble

Words that can be created with an extra letter added to lead:

Unscramble the letters in lead

There are 19 words that can be made by adding another letter to 'lead'.

More words that can be made using the letters in lead