Definitions for leave

Definitions for (noun) leave

Main entry: farewell, parting, leave, leave-taking

Definition: the act of departing politely

Usage: he disliked long farewells; he took his leave; parting is such sweet sorrow

Main entry: leave

Definition: permission to do something

Usage: she was granted leave to speak

Main entry: leave, leave of absence

Definition: the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty

Usage: a ten day's leave to visit his mother

Definitions for (verb) leave

Main entry: leave, leave alone, leave behind

Definition: leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking

Usage: leave it as is; leave the young fawn alone; leave the flowers that you see in the park behind

Main entry: leave, leave behind

Definition: be survived by after one's death

Usage: He left six children; At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats

Main entry: forget, leave

Definition: leave behind unintentionally

Usage: I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant; I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors

Main entry: leave

Definition: go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness

Usage: 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

Main entry: leave, go away, go forth

Definition: go away from a place

Usage: At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight

Main entry: get out, go out, exit, leave

Definition: move out of or depart from

Usage: leave the room; the fugitive has left the country

Main entry: bequeath, will, leave

Definition: leave or give by will after one's death

Usage: My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry; My grandfather left me his entire estate

Main entry: give, impart, pass on, leave

Definition: transmit (knowledge or skills)

Usage: give a secret to the Russians; leave your name and address here; impart a new skill to the students

Main entry: entrust, leave

Definition: put into the care or protection of someone

Usage: He left the decision to his deputy; leave your child the nurse's care

Main entry: depart, pull up stakes, leave

Definition: remove oneself from an association with or participation in

Usage: 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

Main entry: lead, leave, result

Definition: have as a result or residue

Usage: The water left a mark on the silk dress; Her blood left a stain on the napkin

Main entry: allow, allow for, provide, leave

Definition: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain

Usage: This leaves no room for improvement; The evidence allows only one conclusion; allow for mistakes; leave lots of time for the trip; This procedure provides for lots of leeway

Main entry: leave

Definition: act or be so as to become in a specified state

Usage: The inflation left them penniless; The president's remarks left us speechless

Main entry: leave

Definition: have left or have as a remainder

Usage: That left the four of us; 19 minus 8 leaves 11

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