led

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See also: LED and leð

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛd
  • Homophone: lead (metal element)
  • Hyphenation: led

Verb[edit]

led

  1. simple past tense and past participle of lead

Adjective[edit]

led (not comparable)

  1. Under somebody's control or leadership.
    1. Of a farm, etc.: managed by a deputy instead of the owner or tenant in person.

Derived terms[edit]

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Breton[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *lled.

Noun[edit]

led m

  1. size

Czech[edit]

Czech Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia cs

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ledъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

led m, inanimate

  1. ice

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • led in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • led in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse liðr, from Proto-Germanic *liþuz, cognate with German Glied (joint), Lied (song).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

led n (singular definite leddet, plural indefinite led)

  1. (anatomy) joint (movable connection between the bones in a body or a minor exterior part of the body; also of joints in a plant)
  2. link (movable part of a thing or a plant)
  3. link, part (element in a line of thought or a course of events)
  4. generation (in a family tree)
  5. (grammar) phrase (a word or group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence)
  6. (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[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

A merger of two Old Norse nouns: 1. leið (road, direction), from Proto-Germanic *laidō, cognate with English load, lode, German Leite (slope), Dutch lei (slate). 2. hlið f (side), from Proto-Germanic *hliþō, cognate with Old English hliþ n.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

led c (singular definite ledden, plural indefinite ledder)

  1. side, direction (of an object)
    Jeg skar guleroden over på den lange led.
    I cut the carrot in two lengthwise.
  2. way (of doing something)
Inflection[edit]
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse hliðr, from Proto-Germanic *hlidą, cognate with Swedish lid (gate), English lid, German lid (eyelid).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

led n (singular definite leddet, plural indefinite led)

  1. gate (in a fence or at a level crossing)
Inflection[edit]
References[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

From Old Norse leiðr (uncomfortable, tired), Proto-Germanic *laiþaz, cognate with English loath, German leid (distressing), Dutch leed (sad)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leːˀð/, [ˈleˀð], [ˈleðˀ]

Adjective[edit]

led (neuter ledt, plural and definite singular attributive lede)

  1. disgusting, odious, loathsome
  2. nasty, beastly
Inflection[edit]
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.
References[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leːˀð/, [ˈleˀð], [ˈleðˀ]

Verb[edit]

led

  1. past tense of lide

Etymology 6[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leːˀð/, [ˈleˀð], [ˈleðˀ]

Verb[edit]

led

  1. imperative of lede

Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Contraction[edit]

led (triggers lenition)

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

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Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English lēad, from Proto-West Germanic *laud.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

led (uncountable)

  1. lead

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lead
  • Scots: leid, lede
  • Yola: leed

References[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

led

  1. simple past of lide

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

led

  1. imperative of lede

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse liðr m,[1] from Proto-Germanic *liþuz. Doublet of ledd n, although formerly considered alternative forms. Cognates include Icelandic liður, Danish led, Dutch lid and dialectal English lith.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

led m (definite singular leden, indefinite plural leder or ledar, definite plural ledene or ledane)

  1. (anatomy) a joint or a movable body part adjacent to it
  2. a single part within a whole, especially a sequence
    1. a link (in a chain)
    2. a generation
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hlið n,[1] from Proto-Germanic *hlidą. Akin to English lid. Ultimately rooted in the Proto-Indo-European root *ḱley- (to shelter, cover).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

led n (definite singular ledet, indefinite plural led, definite plural leda)

  1. a gate
  2. an opening in a fence
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse hlið f.[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

led f (definite singular leda, indefinite plural leder, definite plural ledene)

  1. a side
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn
RBG-LED.jpg

From English LED (light-emitting diode).[1]

Noun[edit]

led m (definite singular led-en, indefinite plural led-ar, definite plural led-ane)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of LED

Etymology 5[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

led

  1. present tense of leda and lede

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 “led” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ivar Aasen (1850) , “Lid”, in Ordbog over det norske Folkesprog, Oslo: Samlaget, published 2000

Anagrams[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Noun[edit]

led m (plural leds)

  1. Alternative spelling of LED

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ledъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Pero Budmani, editor (1898-1903) , “led”, in Rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 5, Zagreb: JAZU, page 948
  • led” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Slovene[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *ledъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lẹ̑d m inan

  1. ice

Inflection[edit]

Masculine inan., hard o-stem, mobile accent
nominative léd
genitive ledú
singular
nominative léd
accusative léd
genitive ledú
dative lédu
locative lédu
instrumental lédom
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nominative léd
genitive léda
singular
nominative léd
accusative léd
genitive léda
dative lédu
locative lédu
instrumental lédom

Further reading[edit]

  • led”, in Slovarji Inštituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramovša ZRC SAZU, portal Fran

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

led m (plural ledes)

  1. LED

Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

led

  1. tired; bored
  2. (archaic) disgusting, repulsive, loathsome; evil
Usage notes[edit]

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

Declension[edit]
Inflection of led
Indefinite 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 the predicative.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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[edit]
Declension of led 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative led leden leder lederna
Genitive leds ledens leders ledernas

Etymology 3[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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[edit]
Declension of led 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative led ledet led leden
Genitive leds ledets leds ledens

Etymology 4[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

led c

  1. (transport) track, route or way, along which one may walk, go by bicycle or drive a motor vehicle
Declension[edit]
Declension of led 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative led leden leder lederna
Genitive leds ledens leders ledernas
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 5[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

led

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

Anagrams[edit]


Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

led

  1. Soft mutation of lled.

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
lled led unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hlið n.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

led n (definite singular lede, dative leden, definite plural leda)

  1. gate
  2. work in a certain order or round, to which the parishioners (qualified to vote at the parish meeting) are bidden