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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaknoun

    an accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape

    "one of the tires developed a leak"

  2. leaknoun

    soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

  3. leak, wetting, making water, passing waternoun

    a euphemism for urination

    "he had to take a leak"

  4. escape, leak, leakage, outflownoun

    the discharge of a fluid from some container

    "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"

  5. leak, news leakverb

    unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information

  6. leakverb

    tell anonymously

    "The news were leaked to the paper"

  7. leak, leak outverb

    be leaked

    "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"

  8. leakverb

    enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure

    "Water leaked out of the can into the backpack"; "Gas leaked into the basement"

  9. leakverb

    have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out

    "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"

GCIDE

  1. Leaknoun

    The disclosure of information that is expected to be kept confidential; as, leaks by the White House staff infuriated Nixon; leaks by the Special Prosecutor were criticized as illegal.

    Etymology: [Akin to D. lek leaky, a leak, G. leck, Icel. lekr leaky, Dan. lk leaky, a leak, Sw. lck; cf. AS. hlec full of cracks or leaky. Cf. Leak, v.]

Wiktionary

  1. leaknoun

    A crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape.

    Etymology: From leken, of or origin, compare leken, leka, both from likanan, from leg(')-. Cognate with leccan, lecchen, Leck, Albanian lag,lak. More at leach, lake.

  2. leaknoun

    The entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture.

    The leak gained on the ship's pumps.

    Etymology: From leken, of or origin, compare leken, leka, both from likanan, from leg(')-. Cognate with leccan, lecchen, Leck, Albanian lag,lak. More at leach, lake.

  3. leaknoun

    A divulgation, or disclosure, of information held secret util then.

    Etymology: From leken, of or origin, compare leken, leka, both from likanan, from leg(')-. Cognate with leccan, lecchen, Leck, Albanian lag,lak. More at leach, lake.

  4. leaknoun

    The person through whom such divulgation, or disclosure, occurred.

    The press must have learned about the plan through a leak.

    Etymology: From leken, of or origin, compare leken, leka, both from likanan, from leg(')-. Cognate with leccan, lecchen, Leck, Albanian lag,lak. More at leach, lake.

  5. leakverb

    To allow fluid to escape or enter something that should be sealed.

    The faucet has been leaking since last month.

    Etymology: From leken, of or origin, compare leken, leka, both from likanan, from leg(')-. Cognate with leccan, lecchen, Leck, Albanian lag,lak. More at leach, lake.

  6. leakverb

    To reveal secret information.

    Someone must have leaked it to our competitors that the new product will be out soon.

    Etymology: From leken, of or origin, compare leken, leka, both from likanan, from leg(')-. Cognate with leccan, lecchen, Leck, Albanian lag,lak. More at leach, lake.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leak

    a crack, crevice, fissure, or hole which admits water or other fluid, or lets it escape; as, a leak in a roof; a leak in a boat; a leak in a gas pipe

    Etymology: [Akin to D. lekken, G. lecken, lechen, Icel. leka, Dan. lkke, Sw. lcka, AS. leccan to wet, moisten. See Leak, n.]

  2. Leak

    the entrance or escape of a fluid through a crack, fissure, or other aperture; as, the leak gained on the ship's pumps

    Etymology: [Akin to D. lekken, G. lecken, lechen, Icel. leka, Dan. lkke, Sw. lcka, AS. leccan to wet, moisten. See Leak, n.]

  3. Leakadjective

    leaky

    Etymology: [Akin to D. lekken, G. lecken, lechen, Icel. leka, Dan. lkke, Sw. lcka, AS. leccan to wet, moisten. See Leak, n.]

  4. Leaknoun

    to let water or other fluid in or out through a hole, crevice, etc.; as, the cask leaks; the roof leaks; the boat leaks

    Etymology: [Akin to D. lekken, G. lecken, lechen, Icel. leka, Dan. lkke, Sw. lcka, AS. leccan to wet, moisten. See Leak, n.]

  5. Leaknoun

    to enter or escape, as a fluid, through a hole, crevice, etc. ; to pass gradually into, or out of, something; -- usually with in or out

    Etymology: [Akin to D. lekken, G. lecken, lechen, Icel. leka, Dan. lkke, Sw. lcka, AS. leccan to wet, moisten. See Leak, n.]

Freebase

  1. LEAK

    LEAK is the brand name for high-fidelity audio equipment made by H. J. Leak & Co. Ltd, of London, England. The company was founded in 1934 by Harold Joseph Leak and was sold to the Rank Organisation in January 1969. During the 1950s and 60s, the company produced high-quality amplifiers, radio tuners, loudspeakers, pickups, arms and a turntable. The sale of the business to Rank saw an expanded range of models, and considerable further development of loudspeakers, but Rank was not able to position the brand to counter competition from Japanese electronics manufacturers, so by the late 1970s electronics and speaker production ceased under the LEAK name.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leak

    lēk, n. a crack or hole in a vessel through which liquid may pass: the oozing of any fluid through an opening.—v.i. to let any fluid into or out of a vessel through a leak.—ns. Leak′age, a leaking: that which enters or escapes by leaking: an allowance for leaking; Leak′iness.—adj. Leak′y, having leaks: letting any liquid in or out.—Leak out, to find vent, to get to the public ears; Spring a leak, to begin to let in water. [Ice. leka; Dut. lekken, to drip.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. leak

    With qualifier, one of a class of resource-management bugs that occur when resources are not freed properly after operations on them are finished, so they effectively disappear (leak out). This leads to eventual exhaustion as new allocation requests come in. memory leak has its own entry; one might also refer, to, say, a window handle leak in a window system.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Leak

    A loss or escape of electricity by accidental connection either with the ground or with some conductor. There are various kinds of leak to which descriptive terms are applied.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. leak

    [Anglo-Saxon leccinc]. A chink in the deck, sides, or bottom of a ship, through which the water gets into her hull. When a leak begins, a vessel is said to have sprung a leak.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leak in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leak in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of leak in a Sentence

  1. Rashida Bee:

    We woke up with our eyes and throats burning. My young son was screaming, 'Who has burned so many chillies?' He was gasping and choking at the same time, we had no idea what had happened until our neighbor came and told us to leave because of the gas leak.

  2. Luis Miranda:

    We're going to continue to cast a spotlight on the Republican obstructionism on the Supreme Court and highlight how the issues before Supreme Court or potentially before Supreme Court have a major impact on the lives of the American people, too many issues at the heart of our democracy head before the court every year and deserve a full bench's consideration, so to extend the dysfunction that plagues congress to Supreme Court is unacceptable. The DNC said Thursday's call would center on voting rights, an issue that's also become a major topic for Democratic presidential candidates ahead of the South Carolina primary Saturday. The leak Wednesday that White House vetters were probing the Republican governor of Nevada, Brian Sandoval, also seemed designed to signal that President Barack Obama was considering moderate nominees in President Barack Obama selection process. Aides say President Barack Obama has not yet formed a.

  3. Elijah Cummings:

    Rather than drag out this political charade into 2016 and selectively leak portions of a closed-door interview, the Committee should schedule the public hearing, make her records public and re-focus its efforts on the attacks in Benghazi.

  4. Gothom Arya:

    Though the junta's action is exactly the same as previous governments, they claim that this time money will not leak.

  5. Alexander Siddig:

    Everybody is paranoid about some leak on Facebook or Instagram or YouTube… I think the secrecy is kind of understandable, but also there is an element of hype about it that makes it… the more secretive it is, the more special it is. And certainly ‘Game of Thrones’ plays that. They misinform the crowd and they give them tidbits to send them in wrong directions.

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