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Definition of Leave

Verb: leave (left)  leev

  1. Go away from a place
    "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"; "At what time does your train leave?";
    - go forth, go away
     
  2. 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"
     
  3. Act or be so as to become in a specified state
    "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"
     
  4. Refrain from changing, disturbing or taking
    "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone";
    - leave alone, leave behind
     
  5. Move out of or depart from
    "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country";
    - exit, go out, get out
     
  6. Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    "This leaves no room for improvement"; "leave lots of time for the trip";
    - allow for, allow, provide
     
  7. Have as a result or residue
    "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin";
    - result, lead
     
  8. 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";
    - depart, pull up stakes
     
  9. Put into the care or protection of someone
    "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care";
    - entrust
     
  10. Leave or give by will after one's death
    "My grandfather left me his entire estate";
    - bequeath, will
     
  11. Have left or have as a remainder
    "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
     
  12. Be survived by after one's death
    "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats";
    - leave behind
     
  13. Transmit (knowledge or skills)
    "leave your name and address here";
    - impart, give, pass on
     
  14. Leave behind unintentionally
    "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors";
    - forget
Noun: leave  leev
  1. The period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    "a ten day's leave to visit his mother";
    - leave of absence
     
  2. Permission to do something
    "she was granted leave to speak"
     
  3. The act of departing politely
    "he took his leave"; "he disliked long leave-takings";
    - farewell, leave-taking, parting

See also:
leathery
leaved

Anagrams containing the word leave

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