Definitions for leaflif; livz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
leaflif; livz(n.; v.)(pl.)leaves
(n.)one of the expanded, usu. green organs borne by the stem of a plant.
any similar or corresponding lateral outgrowth of a stem.
a sheet usu. of paper, esp. as part of a document, one side of each sheet constituting a page.
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a thin sheet of metal:
a lamina or layer.
a sliding, hinged, or detachable flat part, as of a tabletop.
Category: Building Trades
a single strip of metal in a leaf spring.
(v.i.)to put forth leaves.
to turn pages, esp. quickly (usu. fol. by through):
to leaf through a book.
(v.t.)to thumb or turn, as the pages of a book or magazine.
Idioms for leaf:
in leaf,covered with foliage; having leaves.
Category: Botany, Idiom
turn over a new leaf,to begin anew; make a fresh start.
Origin of leaf:
bef. 900; ME leef, lef, OE lēaf, c. OS lōf, OHG loub, ON lauf, Go laufs
leaf, leafage, foliage(noun)
the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff(verb)
look through a book or other written material
"He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"
turn over pages
"leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript"
produce leaves, of plants
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the flat green parts on a plant
an oak/geranium/lettuce/ leaf; The leaves turn orange in the Fall.
having a particular type of leaf
The usually green and flat organ that represents the most prominent feature of most vegetative plants.
Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.
A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).
A flat section used to extend the size of a table.
A moveable panel, e.g. of a bridge or door, originally one that hinged but now also applied to other forms of movement.
The train car has one single-leaf and two double-leaf doors per side
A foliage leaf or any of the many and often considerably different structures it can specialise into.
In a tree, a node that has no descendants.
To produce leaves; put forth foliage.
The layer of fat supporting the kidneys of a pig, leaf fat.
Origin: leef, from lēaf, from lauban (compare Dutch loof, German Laub), from leup- 'to peel, break off' (compare Irish luibh 'herb', Latin liber 'bast; book', Lithuanian luoba 'bark', Albanian labë 'rind').
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
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
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
to shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May
A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant, as defined in botanical terms, and in particular in plant morphology. Foliage is a mass noun that refers to leaves as a feature of plants. Typically a leaf is a thin, flattened organ borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis, but many types of leaves are adapted in ways almost unrecognisable in those terms: some are not flat, some are not above ground, and some are without major photosynthetic function. Conversely, many structures of non-vascular plants, or even of some lichens, which are not plants at all, do look and function much like leaves. Furthermore, several structures found in vascular plants look like leaves but are not actually leaves; they differ from leaves in their structures and origins. Examples include phyllodes, cladodes, and phylloclades.
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Translations for leaf
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a part of a plant growing from the side of a stem, usually green, flat and thin, but of various shapes depending on the plant
Many trees lose their leaves in autumn.
- وَرَقَة الشَّجَرArabic
- folhaPortuguese (BR)
- das BlattGerman
- 잎, 잎사귀Korean
- blad, løvNorwegian
- лист, листваRussian
- löv, bladSwedish
- 葉Chinese (Trad.)
- листок; листяUkrainian
- lá câyVietnamese
- 叶Chinese (Simp.)
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