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Definitions of leave

  1. leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip". Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. To raise; to levy. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. To depart; to set out. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To cease; to desist; to leave off. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. To send out leaves; to leaf; - often with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; - used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit - with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. Permission; farewell; a short vacation given to a soldier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. To allow to remain; as, they will leave him behind; to depart from; forsake; bequeath; cease from; as, to leave work; refer for decision; as, leave it to me. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. To depart; go away. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. Left. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  35. Leaving. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  36. Permission: liberty granted: formal parting of friends: farewell. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. To allow to remain: to abandon, resign: to depart from: to have remaining at death: to bequeath: to refer for decision. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. To desist: to cease:-pr.p. leaving; pa.t. and pa.p. left. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. Permission; formal parting. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  40. To quit; allow to remain; refer; bequeath. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  41. To withdraw from; quit; abandon; refer; bequeath. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  42. To go away; depart; discontinue. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  43. To grant leave to; permit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. To put forth leaves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. Permission to go or to be absent; a departure; parting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  46. Liberty granted; permission; departure; a formal parting of friends; farewell. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To depart from; to abandon; to commit; to suffer to remain; to have remaining at death; to bequeath; to permit; to forbear; to refer. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. To cease; to desist. To be left to one's self, to be left to his own way, unguided and unchecked. To leave off to desist from; to cease wearing; to abandon. To leave out, to omit. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  49. Grant of liberty; permission. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. A farewell; a formal parting; to take leave, to bid farewell. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  51. To withdraw or depart from; to quit; to cease; to abandon; to forsake; not to deprive of a thing; to suffer to remain; to reject; to bequeath; to give, as an inheritance; to permit without interposition; to cease to do; to desist. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  52. To give or dispose of by will. "The word 'leave,' as applied to the subject- matter, prima facie means a disposition by will." Thorley v. Thorley, 10 East, 438; Carr v. Effinger, 78 Va. 203. thelawdictionary.org
  53. To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out. mso.anu.edu.au
  54. The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go. mso.anu.edu.au
  55. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators. mso.anu.edu.au
  56. To send out leaves; to leaf; often with out. dictgcide_fs
  57. The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go. dictgcide_fs
  58. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators. dictgcide_fs
  59. to cause to be; followed by an adjective or adverb describing a state or condition; as, the losses due to fire leave me penniless; The cost of defending himself left Bill Clinton with a mountain of lawyers' bills. dictgcide_fs
  60. l[=e]v, n. permission: liberty granted: formal parting of friends: farewell. [A.S. leáf, permission, cog. with leóf, dear. See LIEF.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  61. l[=e]v, v.t. to allow to remain: to abandon, resign: to quit or depart from: to have remaining at death: to bequeath: to refer for decision.--v.i. to desist: to cease: to depart:--pr.p. leav'ing; pa.t. and pa.p. left.--LEAVE ALONE, to let remain undisturbed; LEAVE IN THE DARK, to conceal information from; LEAVE OFF, to desist, to terminate: to give up using; LEAVE OUT, to omit.--GET LEFT (coll.), to be beaten or left behind; TAKE FRENCH LEAVE (see FRENCH); TAKE LEAVE, to assume permission: to part, say farewell. [A.S. l['æ]fan, to leave a heritage (láf), lifian, to be remaining.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  62. l[=e]v, v.t. (Spens.) to levy, to raise. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  63. l[=e]v, v.i. to put out leaves.--adj. LEAVED, furnished with leaves: made with folds. gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  64. Permission (to do; by your l., apology, often iron., for taking liberty, making un welcome statement, &c., esp. as porter\'s formula for asking person to make way for him& his load); (in army, navy, offices, schools) l. (of absence), permission to be absent from duty, period for which this lasts, (on l., absent thus; l.-breaker, sailor remaining away beyond the period; TICKET of l.); take (one\'s) l. (of), bid farewell (to), whence leave-taking n.; French l. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  65. (left). Cause to or let remain, depart without taking, (leaves a wife& three sons; six from seven leaves one; leaves much &c. to be desired, is unsatisfactory; has left a soreness behind), bequeath; abstain from consuming or dealing with, (pass.) remain over; let remain in specified state (this leaves me cool, does not excite me; be well &c. left, provided for by legacy &c.; l. undone, unsaid, &c.); commit, refer, to another agent &c. than oneself (I. it to you, sir, fix my pay yourself; nothing was left to accident; l. him to himself, do not try to control); allow (person, thing) to do something without interference; deposit, entrust, (thing, instructions, message), station (person), to be seen to, delivered, &c., or to discharge function, in one\'s absence (l. card on person, as equivalent of formal call); quit, go away from, (w. compl. as left him quite well an hour ago, or alone as l. the track, room), (abs.) depart (we l. tomorrow); pass (object) so as to put it in specified relative direction (l. the church on the left); cease to reside at (place), belong to (school, society), or serve (employer), (also abs., as I am leaving at Christmas); abandon, forsake (esp. I. in the lurch; get left colloq., be deserted or worsted). Latin alone, not interfere with; l. behind, go away without, l. as consequence or trace, pass; l. hold of, cease holding; l. off, cease to wear, discontinue (habit, doing, work), come to or make an end; l. out, omit; l. over, let stand over for the time. Hence (usu. pl.) leaving n. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  66. without a \'with your l.\' or \'by your l.\' (colloq.), without even a formal recognition of the need for permission. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  67. n. [Anglo-Saxon] liberty granted; permission; license;— a formal parting of friends; farewell; adieu. Cabinet Dictionary

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