What does Leach mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leach, leachingverb

    the process of leaching

  2. leachverb

    cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate

  3. leach, percolateverb

    permeate or penetrate gradually

    "the fertilizer leached into the ground"

  4. leach, stripverb

    remove substances from by a percolating liquid

    "leach the soil"


  1. leachnoun

    A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.

  2. leachnoun

    A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.

  3. leachverb

    To purge a soluble matter out of something by the action of a percolating fluid.

    Heavy rainfall can leach out minerals important for plant growth from the soil.

  4. Etymology: From leche, from *, from lēkijō, from lēk-, from leg(')-. Cognate with leccan, lacu. More at leak, lake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leachnoun

    see 3d Leech

  2. Leachnoun

    a quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali

  3. Leachnoun

    a tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc

  4. Leachverb

    to remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee

  5. Leachverb

    to dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes

  6. Leachverb

    to part with soluble constituents by percolation

  7. Leachnoun

    see Leech, a physician

  8. Etymology: [Written also leech and letch.]


  1. Leach

    Leach is a census-designated place in southwestern Delaware County, Oklahoma, United States, along U.S. Highway 412 Scenic. The population was 220 at the 2000 census.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leach

    lēch, v.t. to wash or drain away by percolation of water, esp. to make lye by leaching ashes—also Letch.—ns. Leach′-trough, -tub, a trough or tub in which ashes are leached.—adj. Leach′y, liable to be leached, letting water percolate through. [A.S. leccan, to moisten.]

  2. Leach

    lēch, n. Same as Leech.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. LEACH

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Leach is ranked #772 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Leach surname appeared 44,581 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 15 would have the surname Leach.

    80.2% or 35,790 total occurrences were White.
    13.8% or 6,170 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 1,079 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.9% or 887 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 392 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 259 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. chela

  2. lache

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leach in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Leach in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Leach in a Sentence

  1. Grigas Richman:

    LexisNexis Risk Solutions prides itself on the responsible use of data, and the DHS contract encompasses only data allowed for such uses. The tool contains data primarily from public government records, the principal non-public data is authorized by Congress for such uses in the Drivers Privacy Protection Act and Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act statutes.

  2. John Nicotera:

    Tim Leach froze time for us so we could live this moment forever, i've never seen anything so beautiful.

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    the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    • A. contempt
    • B. arborolatry
    • C. secession
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