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The introductory portion of a news story, especially the first sentence.

[Obsolete spelling of lead, revived in modern journalism to distinguish the word from its homograph lead, strip of metal separating lines of type.]


 persons collectivelyBeowulf, 971; one’s own people, race, nation, or countrymen; vassals.
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Noun1.lede - the introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
news article, news story, newspaper article - an article reporting news
section, subdivision - a self-contained part of a larger composition (written or musical); "he always turns first to the business section"; "the history of this work is discussed in the next section"
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For the new venture, Lede Technology will leverage its strong experience and knowledge of Internet technologies to provide technical and marketing support, while HNA Group will utilize its operational expertise in the tourism and travel finance sectors to take charge of the Joint Venture's new products and initiatives.
Schaeffer (1989: 175) verklaar dat lede van sulke teksfamilies ook hie noodwendig almal dieselfde herhalende eienskap deel hie, maar dat party tekste bepaalde eienskappe met sekere soortgenote ("congeners") deel en ander eienskappe weer met finder soortgenote.
on the Leduc discovery in Alberta, Canada, at which point, William Lede founded Leduc Construction to deliver access roads to the new oilfield.
The Battle of the Whites flight featured Cliff Lede 2010 sauvignon blanc (Napa Valley), King Estate 2010 Signature pinot gris (Oregon), Lincourt 2008 chardonnay (California) and Trefethen vineyards 2009 dry Riesling (Napa Valley).
Vier uit die vyf lede het met lidmate van 'n charismatiese kerk bevriend geraak toe huile nog tieners was.
Updates of Mid East Protest from last week On Thursday, The Lede continues to follow protest movements in Bahrain, Libya, Yemen, Iran, Iraq and Egypt.
From the lede (journalist talk for the first sentence of your article, pronounced "leed") to the closing 'graph, my writing was consistently marked up in the name of making sure I was clear and concise, and that my product met the needs of my audience.
Today, Kees van Lede, one of the members of the MTR committee, presented the report to Minister Ab Klink of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS).
If NCEW-U had a reality TV showstyle vote, the winner today would be Mahoney's lede "Like a clandestine affair at a sleazy roadside motel, representatives from the state comptroller's office and the Whitehall Town Board huddled in secret behind locked doors Monday while the jilted public waited outside wondering what the hell was going on in there.
Drie werkswinkels wat deur die International Community of Women living with HIV/AIDS Namibia (ICW Namibia ) en Ipas in Januarie 2009 met lede van gemeenskaps organisasies, studente leiers, parlementariers, en gemeenskapslede het hierdie uitdaging in Windhoek aanvaar.
Women who seek divorce from their spouses because of physical abuse should get full support from the community and should not be viewed as someone who has brought shame to herself or her family," the The New York Times' Lede quoted Hagmagid as saying.
Dat hy gedurende sy termyn as minister met sy suiwer denke en integriteit 'n ingrypende, hoewel onbesonge, kentering in regeringsbeleid help bring het, word getuig deur lede van daardie binnekring.