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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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Children at Lede make-shift camp share a light moment.
Instead of sending in forces to scenarios unknown, they launch a fast, lightweight, autonomous drone," said Lede.
When we were in Afghanistan, we would go to Camp Bastion and then out to small patrol bases and forward operating bases with Lede.
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.
Later, the Times dropped the beef stroganoff reference and changed the lede of the online obituary to:
Nadie le aconseja que lede un regalo y Malaquias decide hacerle un dibujo; mientras lo traza Ilega su mama y los dos se piden perdon; ella le promete que le pondra mas atencion y que no lo volvera a Ilevar con Bombillo", refiere el imaginativo director de este espectaculo que atrapara a la mente de ninos y adultos por los bellos titeres y el manejo del espacio escenico.
Ek dra ook die innige meegevoel oor van die oorblywende lede van die oorspronklike 'Groot vyf', waarvan Dokkie 'n baie gewaardeerde en geliefde lid was.
As these lede paragraphs and other examples reveal, Sheeler's obituaries are distinguished by an unconventional narrative style that breaks from the boilerplate obits made standard by The New York Times and Associated Press.
on the Leduc discovery in Alberta, Canada, at which point, William Lede founded Leduc Construction to deliver access roads to the new oilfield.
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.
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.
While everyone else is shopping nonstop this weekend, wine lovers can head over to Yankee Spirits in Sturbridge for a "Taste the Blockbuster Cabs of Napa's Cliff Lede.