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?

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    Daniel
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    British
    Karen
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    Australian
    Veena
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    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. Diman Bayeez:

    I was very poor. I have schizophrenia and was just diagnosed with blood cancer, and my only daughter wasn't treating me well. I was borrowing money from people for the treatment. That was in June 2014, and she described her situation to a cab driver named Mahmoud in her home city of Kirkuk. He was ISIS and said if I joined, they would treat me well and pay me, she says. I said I would join on one condition : That they make me a suicide bomber and put me out of my misery. Mahmoud was killed fighting in Hawija, and two ISIS members found her number in his phone. She – along with her now ex-husband – were recruited. K.S. says she did not receive any formal training as a combatant, and did not pledge allegiance to ISIS, but admits that she allowed two militants to stay at her home – she now suspects that one was a spy for the Kurdish security forces. But when she was scheduled to put on the suicide vest, she got cold feet. She fled with the idea of seeking asylum in Europe, but the Kurds picked her up before she could leave. I told them I did all these bad things I didn't do because I wanted to be executed. I still wanted to die, K.S. says, saying that she attempted to kill herself in jail, too, with a kitchen knife. Now Iam thankful to God. I know I have committed no crime. Kurdish authorities beg to differ. According to the deputy manager of the correctional center, Zhino Azad, K.S. was deeply entrenched in ISIS, coordinating for their agents and being a guard at their female prisons – possibly filled with captured Yazidi sex slaves. Even her daughter, a lawyer, is terrified of her, Zhino Azad tells FoxNews.com. She is … a little psychotic. That's the type of people ISIS takes advantage of. K.S. does n’t mind prison at all. It is like heaven in this jail, she says. Here, she is safe from ISIS, is fed and receives medical treatment. I get to read the Koran all day and sleep, K.S. says with a bright smile. And I interpret dreams for the other women. A.H., a 35-year-old mother with a small tribal tattoo on the tip of her nose, also spoke to FoxNews.com. She was issued a life sentence, which was reduced to 20 years, then 15, because she has young children -- six of them who are between 5 and 16 years old. They are being looked after by the second of her husband's four wives. He is in jail now too, she says. At first, A.H. maintains that she was working at a civilian hospital that was controlled by ISIS, but that she never treated wounded fighters, but it does n’t take long for her to let her guard down, especially after the prison official with us begins wandering in and out of the room. I went to ISIS Diman Bayeez and said I would do anything, clean hospitals, if they gave me a salary – $ 260 a month, she says. So I was setting up IVs and injections for the fighters. While she admits to having sworn allegiance to the Caliphate, A.H. also claims she was a spy for Iraqi intelligence, and, fearful that ISIS members would find out, she fled to Kurdistan in early 2016. We have problems, especially with the new prisoners, radicalizing others, so we try to keep the terrorists separate. - Diman Bayeez, manager of the Women and Childrens Prison of Erbil She says all evidence of her spying was taken from her at an Iraqi Army checkpoint. Of course I regret [ helping ISIS ]. But my family was hungry. My husband was old, she pleads. I feel betrayed. They took my phone, my proof I was helping them. They all say they aren't guilty.

  2. Matthew Elliott:

    If turnout is less than 60 percent then Leave is in a much better position because our voters are much more enthusiastic than the Remain voters are.

  3. Haitian Proverb:

    If work were good for you, the rich would leave none for the poor.

  4. Charles Strickfaden:

    We don’t go back to rewritehistory, we just tell from the historical documents, from government documents, and from our communities what the nation and the public was feeling then. And we leave it up to our public and our visitors to determine their own version onhow the feel about the atomic bomb them and how they feel about nucleartechnology today.

  5. Niklas Granholm:

    The U.S. has realized that they cannot leave the Russians and Chinese to carve up the Arctic as they see fit.

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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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