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Definitions of leaf

  1. look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. produce leaves, of plants Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. turn over the pages of; "leaf a book" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. turn over pages; "leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  8. A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A special organ of vegetation in the form of a lateral outgrowth from the stem, whether appearing as a part of the foliage, or as a cotyledon, a scale, a bract, a spine, or a tendril. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end; as : (a) A part of a book or folded sheet containing two pages upon its opposite sides. (b) A side, division, or part, that slides or is hinged, as of window shutters, folding doors, etc. (c) The movable side of a table. (d) A very thin plate; as, gold leaf. (e) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold or layer. (f) One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. One of the thin flat parts of a plant borne by the stem; a thinly beaten sheet; as, gold leaf used in gilding domes, etc.; something thin and flat, as a single sheet of a book with a page on each side, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  13. A plant organ, commonly a flat expansion of a vascular bundle enclosed in a parenchyma containing chlorophyll. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  14. One of the thin, flat parts of plants: anything beaten thin like a leaf: two pages of a book: one side of a window-shutter, etc.:-pl. LEAVES, lēvz. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. To shoot out or produce leaves:-pa.t. leafing; pa.p. leaded. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. One of the flat breathing-organs of plants; anything like a leaf, double page of a book, half of a double door. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  17. One of the breathing organs of a plant, growing from the stem, and commonly board, flat, thin, and green; also, something resembling this, as a fold of a book, a movable part of a table, or a valve of a door. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. The green deciduous expanded organ of a plant, in which the sap is elaborated by contact with the air and light; a part of a book containing two pages; the side of a window-shutter, folding-door, &c; a something resembling a leaf in thinness and extension; a very thin plate; the moveable side of a table. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To shoot out or produce leaves. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. An expanded outgrowth of a stem, usually green. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  21. [Anglo-Saxon] An expanded outgrowth of a stem, usually green. na
  22. of a tree. The olive-leaf mentioned Genesis 8:11 . The barren fig-tree had nothing but leaves ( Matthew 21:19 ; Mark 11:13 ). The oak-leaf is mentioned Isaiah 1:30 ; 6:13 . There are numerous allusions to leaves, their flourishing, their decay, and their restoration ( Leviticus 26:36 ; Isaiah 34:4 ; Jeremiah 8:13 ; Daniel 4:12 Daniel 4:14 Daniel 4:21 ; Mark 11:13 ; 13:28 ). The fresh leaf is a symbol of prosperity ( Psalms 1:3 ; Jeremiah 17:8 ; Ezekiel 47:12 ); the faded, of decay ( Job 13:25 ; Isaiah 1:30 ; 64:6 ; Jeremiah 8:13 ). Leaf of a door ( 1 Kings 6:34 ), the valve of a folding door. Leaf of a book ( Jeremiah 36:23 ), perhaps a fold of a roll. biblestudytools.com
  23. Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end; dictgcide_fs
  24. l[=e]f, n. one of the lateral organs developed from the stem or axis of the plant below its growing-point: anything beaten thin like a leaf: two pages of a book: one side of a window-shutter, &c.:--pl. LEAVES (l[=e]vz).--v.i. to shoot out or produce leaves:--pr.p. leaf'ing; pa.p. leafed.--ns. LEAF'AGE, leaves collectively: abundance of leaves: season of leaves or leafing; LEAF'-BRIDGE, a form of drawbridge in which the rising leaf or leaves swing vertically on hinges; LEAF'-BUD, a bud producing a stem with leaves only; LEAF'INESS; LEAF'-IN'SECT, an orthopterous insect of family Phasmidæ, the wing-covers like leaves.--adj. LEAF'LESS, destitute of leaves.--ns. LEAF'LET, a little leaf, a tract; LEAF'-MET'AL, metal, especially alloys imitating gold and silver, in very thin leaves, for decoration; LEAF'-MOULD, earth formed from decayed leaves, used as a soil for plants; LEAF'-STALK, the petiole supporting the leaf.--adj. LEAF'Y, full of leaves.--TAKE A LEAF OUT OF ONE'S BOOK (see BOOK); TURN OVER A NEW LEAF, to take up a new and better course of conduct. [A.S. leáf; Ger. laub, Dut. loof, a leaf.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  25. (pl. -ves), & v.i. Expanded organ (usu. green) of plant springing from side of stem or branch or direct from root; (pop.) petal (esp. rose-l.); foliage (fall of the l., autumn; in l., with ll. out), leaves of tobacco or tea; single thickness of folded paper, esp. (=2 pages) in book (take l. out of person\'s book; turn over new l., mend one\'s ways); very thin sheet of metal, esp. gold or silver, or horn, marble, talc, &c.; hinged part or flap of door, shutter, table (also used of slab inserted in expansible table), bridge (=bascule), or rifle-sight; tooth of pinion; l.-brass, brass foil; l.-mould, with large proportion of decaying ll. in it; hence leafage n., leafless a., leaflessness n., leafy a., leafiness n. (Vb) put forth ll. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. [Anglo-Saxon] A deciduous shoot from the stem or branch of a plant or tree, greenish in colour, thin and palmated in shape, and reticulated in texture for the elaboration of the sap;— figuratively, promise or hope;— part of a book containing two pages;— side or division, as of a double door, shutter, &c.;— movable side of a table, or one of the parts of a telescope table;— a foliated or thinly beaten plate, as of gold, silver, &c. Cabinet Dictionary

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