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Definitions of leave

  1. 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.
  2. To raise; to levy. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. To quit; allow to remain; refer; bequeath. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. To grant leave to; permit. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. To depart; to set out. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. To cease; to desist; to leave off. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To send out leaves; to leaf; - often with out. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To depart; go away. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. 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.
  12. To put forth leaves. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. 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
  14. move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin" Scrapingweb 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 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
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Leaving. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  30. the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  31. permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license. Webster Dictionary DB
  36. 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
  37. Permission; farewell; a short vacation given to a soldier. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  38. Permission: liberty granted: formal parting of friends: farewell. 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. Permission to go or to be absent; a departure; parting. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  41. Liberty granted; permission; departure; a formal parting of friends; farewell. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. Grant of liberty; permission. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  43. 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.
  44. Left. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for leave

  1. Then I give you my leave to find out what her mind may be. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  2. Don't be afraid to leave me now. – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
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