What does LEAF mean?

Definitions for LEAFlif; livz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaf, leafage, foliage(noun)

    the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

  2. leaf, folio(noun)

    a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)

  3. leaf(verb)

    hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)

  4. 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"

  5. leaf(verb)

    turn over pages

    "leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript"

  6. leaf(verb)

    produce leaves, of plants


  1. leaf(Noun)

    The usually green and flat organ that represents the most prominent feature of most vegetative plants.

  2. leaf(Noun)

    Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.

  3. leaf(Noun)

    A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.

    gold leaf

  4. leaf(Noun)

    A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).

  5. leaf(Noun)

    Tea leaves.

  6. leaf(Noun)

    A flat section used to extend the size of a table.

  7. leaf(Noun)

    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

  8. leaf(Noun)

    A foliage leaf or any of the many and often considerably different structures it can specialise into.

  9. leaf(Noun)

    In a tree, a node that has no descendants.

  10. leaf(Verb)

    To produce leaves; put forth foliage.

  11. leaf(Noun)

    The layer of fat supporting the kidneys of a pig, leaf fat.

  12. 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').

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leaf(noun)

    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

  2. Leaf(noun)

    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

  3. Leaf(noun)

    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

  4. Leaf(verb)

    to shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May

  5. Origin: [OE. leef, lef, leaf, AS. lef; akin to S. lf, OFries. laf, D. loof foliage, G. laub, OHG. loub leaf, foliage, Icel. lauf, Sw. lf, Dan. lv, Goth. laufs; cf. Lith. lapas. Cf. Lodge.]


  1. Leaf

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leaf

    lēf, n. one of the lateral organs developed from the stem or axis of the plant below its growing-point: anything beaten thin like a leaf: two pages of a book: one side of a window-shutter, &c.:—pl. Leaves (lēvz).—v.i. to shoot out or produce leaves:—pr.p. leaf′ing; pa.p. leafed.—ns. Leaf′age, leaves collectively: abundance of leaves: season of leaves or leafing; Leaf′-bridge, a form of drawbridge in which the rising leaf or leaves swing vertically on hinges; Leaf′-bud, a bud producing a stem with leaves only; Leaf′iness; Leaf′-in′sect, an orthopterous insect of family Phasmidæ, the wing-covers like leaves.—adj. Leaf′less, destitute of leaves.—ns. Leaf′let, a little leaf, a tract; Leaf′-met′al, metal, especially alloys imitating gold and silver, in very thin leaves, for decoration; Leaf′-mould, earth formed from decayed leaves, used as a soil for plants; Leaf′-stalk, the petiole supporting the leaf.—adj. Leaf′y, full of leaves.—Take a leaf out of one's book (see Book); Turn over a new leaf, to take up a new and better course of conduct. [A.S. leáf; Ger. laub, Dut. loof, a leaf.]


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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LEAF' in Nouns Frequency: #900

Anagrams for LEAF »

  1. flea

  2. alef

  3. Lafe


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LEAF in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LEAF in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ryan Bathrick:

    Leaf rust was an effect of climate change.

  2. Kenneth Patton:

    The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day.

  3. Suzanne Bissonnette:

    It really does look like somebody dripped tar on the leaf.

  4. Chinese Proverb:

    With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

  5. Jen Ramsey:

    Be patient - let yourself unfurl one delicate leaf at a time.

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