Definition of lead the field in English:

lead the field

phrase

  • 1Be the leader in a race.

    • ‘At the end of the first phase of the tournament - consisting 11 rounds - East Bengal lead the field with 24 points while Dempo stood next tallying 21 points.’
    • ‘She didn't disappoint the capacity crowd at the Sydney aquatic centre as she led the field for the entire race to win in a time of 1.58.24.’
    • ‘The Republic of Ireland international led the field from start to finish but admitted after her victory: ‘It all went by so quickly that I didn't really take it all in.’’
    • ‘First out of the blocks in the Tory leadership race, he leads the field.’
    • ‘Together they led the field throughout the race and watched the struggle go on for the second and final qualifying spot.’
    • ‘Rossi and Gibernau dominated the race, leading the field by five seconds with six laps remaining, with Alex Barros their only challenger until he crashed.’
    • ‘However, during that span, six winners have led the field in percent of greens hit in regulation.’
    • ‘Tour leader Pierre Brambilla looked set for victory as he led the field on the morning of the last day.’
    • ‘Having suffered from weeks of viral infection, Laura led the field from the start for the gold medal in the fine indoor time of 2mins.22. 56s.’
    • ‘Borja, who achieved both pole positions during the Saturday qualifying sessions, had a good start to the race, leading the field into the first corner.’
    1. 1.1 Be the best or most popular.
      ‘in the executive car group, this model leads the field’
      • ‘On the sports front the Weekender continues to lead the field in local coverage, particularly in recent years with Liam Maloney in the sports editor's chair.’
      • ‘Both Mary and Antonia had nothing but praise for their agency, which has led the field in addressing this issue, and neither had felt any discrimination or disadvantage during their career because of their gender.’
      • ‘In terms of individual models, Toyota's Tazz and Corolla once again lead the field with 2236 and 1406 sales respectively.’
      • ‘Upmc is considered the premier liver transplant center in the nation, where surgeons have led the field for the last quarter-century.’
      • ‘But boys were in front on maths, leading the field in most countries.’
      • ‘Teagasc potato breeders at Oak Park Carlow have led the field internationally during the past two decades.’
      • ‘The city has led the field with the establishment of the Leeds Cluster Court project which channels cases of domestic violence against women into one dedicated magistrates' court on one day each week.’
      • ‘To date, the Chernobyl Children's Project has led the field, not only in supplying humanitarian and medical aid, but also in the renovation and construction of buildings.’
      • ‘The company has led the field to such an extent, and has produced so much good work over the last decade that has not been rewarded with Oscars, that I thought it a little sad that the first award went to the upstarts.’
      • ‘Volvos are among the safest cars on the road and over the years have led the field in the innovation of life-saving devices for anyone travelling inside the car, and exterior protection for pedestrians.’