leave

leave

leave - Dictionary definition and meaning for word leave

Definition
(noun) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
Synonyms : leave of absence
Example Sentence
  • a ten day's leave to visit his mother

Definition
(noun) permission to do something
Example Sentence
  • she was granted leave to speak

Definition
(noun) the act of departing politely
Synonyms : farewell , leave-taking , parting
Example Sentence
  • he disliked long farewells
  • he took his leave
  • parting is such sweet sorrow

Definition
(verb) go away from a place
Synonyms : go away , go forth
Example Sentence
  • At what time does your train leave?
  • She didn't leave until midnight
  • The ship leaves at midnight

Definition
(verb) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) act or be so as to become in a specified state
Example Sentence
  • The inflation left them penniless
  • The president's remarks left us speechless

Definition
(verb) leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
Synonyms : leave alone , leave behind
Example Sentence
  • leave it as is
  • leave the young fawn alone
  • leave the flowers that you see in the park behind

Definition
(verb) move out of or depart from
Synonyms : exit , get out , go out
Example Sentence
  • leave the room
  • the fugitive has left the country

Definition
(verb) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
Synonyms : allow , allow for , provide
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) have as a result or residue
Synonyms : lead , result
Example Sentence
  • The water left a mark on the silk dress
  • Her blood left a stain on the napkin

Definition
(verb) remove oneself from an association with or participation in
Synonyms : depart , pull up stakes
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(verb) put into the care or protection of someone
Synonyms : entrust
Example Sentence
  • He left the decision to his deputy
  • leave your child the nurse's care

Definition
(verb) leave or give by will after one's death
Synonyms : bequeath , will
Example Sentence
  • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
  • My grandfather left me his entire estate

Definition
(verb) have left or have as a remainder
Example Sentence
  • That left the four of us
  • 19 minus 8 leaves 11

Definition
(verb) be survived by after one's death
Synonyms : leave behind
Example Sentence
  • He left six children
  • At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats

Definition
(verb) transmit (knowledge or skills)
Synonyms : give , impart , pass on
Example Sentence
  • give a secret to the Russians
  • leave your name and address here
  • impart a new skill to the students

Definition
(verb) leave behind unintentionally
Synonyms : forget
Example Sentence
  • I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant
  • I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors

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