What does leave mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leave, leave of absence(noun)

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

    "a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

  2. leave(noun)

    permission to do something

    "she was granted leave to speak"

  3. farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting(verb)

    the act of departing politely

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

  4. leave, go forth, go away(verb)

    go away from a place

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

  5. leave(verb)

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

    "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"

  6. leave(verb)

    act or be so as to become in a specified state

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

  7. leave, leave alone, leave behind(verb)

    leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking

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

  8. exit, go out, get out, leave(verb)

    move out of or depart from

    "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"

  9. leave, allow for, allow, provide(verb)

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

    "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"

  10. leave, result, lead(verb)

    have as a result or residue

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

  11. leave, depart, pull up stakes(verb)

    remove oneself from an association with or participation in

    "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"

  12. entrust, leave(verb)

    put into the care or protection of someone

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

  13. bequeath, will, leave(verb)

    leave or give by will after one's death

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

  14. leave(verb)

    have left or have as a remainder

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

  15. leave, leave behind(verb)

    be survived by after one's death

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

  16. impart, leave, give, pass on(verb)

    transmit (knowledge or skills)

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

  17. forget, leave(verb)

    leave behind unintentionally

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Leave(verb)

    to send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  2. Leave(verb)

    to raise; to levy

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  3. Leave(noun)

    liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  4. Leave(noun)

    the act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  5. Leave

    to withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  6. Leave

    to let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  7. Leave

    to cease from; to desist from; to abstain from

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  8. Leave

    to desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  9. Leave

    to let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  10. Leave

    to put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  11. Leave

    to have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  12. Leave(verb)

    to depart; to set out

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

  13. Leave(verb)

    to cease; to desist; to leave off

    Etymology: [See Levy.]

Freebase

  1. leave

    Leave is Singaporean Mandopop artist Stefanie Sun's fourth Mandarin studio album. It was released on 21 May 2002 by Warner Music Taiwan. The album features the English and Mandarin version of "一起走到", the theme song of Sing Singapore for the 2002 National Day Parade. The album was awarded one of the Top 10 Selling Mandarin Albums of the Year at the 2002 IFPI Hong Kong Album Sales Awards, presented by the Hong Kong branch of IFPI.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leave

    lēv, n. permission: liberty granted: formal parting of friends: farewell. [A.S. leáf, permission, cog. with leóf, dear. See Lief.]

  2. Leave

    lēv, v.t. to allow to remain: to abandon, resign: to quit or depart from: to have remaining at death: to bequeath: to refer for decision.—v.i. to desist: to cease: to depart:—pr.p. leav′ing; pa.t. and pa.p. left.—Leave alone, to let remain undisturbed; Leave in the dark, to conceal information from; Leave off, to desist, to terminate: to give up using; Leave out, to omit.—Get left (coll.), to be beaten or left behind; Take French leave (see French); Take leave, to assume permission: to part, say farewell. [A.S. lǽfan, to leave a heritage (láf), lifian, to be remaining.]

  3. Leave

    lēv, v.t. (Spens.) to levy, to raise.

  4. Leave

    lēv, v.i. to put out leaves.—adj. Leaved, furnished with leaves: made with folds.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. leave

    Permission to be absent from the ship for the day. (See ABSENCE, LIBERTY.)--French leave. Going on shore without permission.--Long leave. Permission to be absent for a number of days.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leave' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #573

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leave' in Written Corpus Frequency: #333

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leave' in Nouns Frequency: #1732

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leave' in Verbs Frequency: #29

How to pronounce leave?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say leave in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leave in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leave in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of leave in a Sentence

  1. Chuck Schumer:

    The president's support for inviting Russia back into the G-7, just after they meddled in the election to support his campaign, will leave millions of Americans with serious questions and suspicions.

  2. Steve Murphy:

    The pick-up in core CPI inflation to a three-and-a-half-year high... illustrates that rising domestic price pressures won't allow Cleveland Fed to leave interest rates at near-zero levels for that much longer.

  3. Swingers:

    Mike Look, we're gonna spend half the night driving around the Hills looking for this one party and you're going to say it sucks and we're all gonna leave and then we're gonna go look for this other party. But all the parties and all the bars, they all suck. I spend half the night talking to some girl who's looking around the room to see if there's somebody else who's more important she should be talking to. And it's like I'm supposed to be all happy 'cause she's wearing a backpack, you know

  4. RJ Intindola:

    We tend to remember our mistakes more than other actions because they leave us feeling uncomfortable. And because we don’t like feeling that way, we are less likely to repeat our mistakes. The same can also be said for taking chances and putting aside our fears.

  5. Jeff Melvoin:

    Is love supposed to last throughout all time, or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved her, how could I leave her If I felt that way then, how come I don't feel anything now

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Translations for leave

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • verlof, verlaat, erf, gaan vertrekAfrikaans
  • ترك, غادر, غادَرَArabic
  • пакінуць, пакідацьBelarusian
  • оставя, предам, изоставям, напусна, замина, тръгвам, тръгна, оставям, завещавам, завещая, предавам, изоставя, напускам, заминавамBulgarian
  • deixar, sortir, permís, dipositar, partir, comiatCatalan, Valencian
  • nechat, přenechat, zanechat, opustitCzech
  • caniatad, gadawiad, gadael, seibiant, gwyliauWelsh
  • forlade, permission, frihed, efterlade, tilladelse, orlov, afskedDanish
  • Abschied, hinterlassen, verlassen, weggehen, Verlaub, Beurlaubung, zurücklassen, gehen, Erlaubnis, Freistellung, Urlaub, lassenGerman
  • άδεια, αφήνω, φεύγωGreek
  • foriri, ekiriEsperanto
  • partir, despedida, dejar, depositar, irse, permiso, salir, legar, [[salir#SpanishSpanish
  • رفتنPersian
  • jättää, lähteä, vapaaFinnish
  • quitter, [[partir#French, permission, congé, laisser, oublier, partirFrench
  • fág, tiomnaigh, imighIrish
  • falbh, fàgScottish Gaelic
  • deixarGalician
  • עזב, השאירHebrew
  • छोड़नाHindi
  • indul, elindul, elutazikHungarian
  • թողնել, լքելArmenian
  • abandonarInterlingua
  • izin, Cuti, Berangkat, tinggalIndonesian
  • livar, departarIdo
  • partire, permesso, partenza, dimenticare, lasciareItalian
  • 残す, 引き離れる, 出発, 引き離す, 去るJapanese
  • ნებართვაGeorgian
  • 떠나다, 나가다Korean
  • abambulo, decedo, discedo, proficiscor, descisco, desero, lego, pono, colo, egredior, exeō, abeoLatin
  • paliktiLithuanian
  • atstātLatvian
  • wiraMāori
  • verlof, deponeren, overdragen, laten, verlaten, achterlaten, weggaan, nalaten, overlaten, beëindigen, vertrekken, toestemmingDutch
  • tillatelse, etterlate, forlate, løyveNorwegian
  • partir, daissarOccitan
  • zostawić, odejść, urlop, opuścićPolish
  • deixar, sair, licença, afastamento, partida, partir, permissão, saídaPortuguese
  • ripuyQuechua
  • schar, lascher, laschar, partir, parteirRomansh
  • pleca, lăsaRomanian
  • покидать, уходить, бросить, уйти, уезжать, отпуск, оставлять, покинуть, оставить, предоставить, поручить, передавать, передать, поручать, бросать, разрешение, позволение, уехать, побывка, предоставлятьRussian
  • lassai, lassareSardinian
  • zapustiti, oditi, pustitiSlovene
  • lëshojAlbanian
  • tillåtelse, kvar, lämna, lov, ledighet, avsked, kvarlåta, avresaSwedish
  • toka, kuondokaSwahili
  • వెళ్ళిపోTelugu
  • umalísTagalog
  • покинути, покидатиUkrainian
  • چھوڑناUrdu
  • bỏ, rời khỏiVietnamese

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