Definition of Leave in English :
Define Leave in English
Leave meaning in English
Meaning of Leave in English
Pronunciation of Leave in English
Leave pronunciation in English
Pronounce Leave in Englishsee synonyms of leave
1. leave, leave of absence
the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
Example Sentences:'a ten day's leave to visit his mother'
permission to do something
Example Sentences:'she was granted leave to speak'
the act of departing politely
Example Sentences:'he disliked long farewells''he took his leave''parting is such sweet sorrow'
go away from a place
Example Sentences:'At what time does your train leave?''She didn't leave until midnight''The ship leaves at midnight'
go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
Example Sentences:'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'
act or be so as to become in a specified state
Example Sentences:'The inflation left them penniless''The president's remarks left us speechless'
leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
Example Sentences:'leave it as is''leave the young fawn alone''leave the flowers that you see in the park behind'
move out of or depart from
Example Sentences:'leave the room''the fugitive has left the country'
make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
Example Sentences:'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'
have as a result or residue
Example Sentences:'The water left a mark on the silk dress''Her blood left a stain on the napkin'
remove oneself from an association with or participation in
Example Sentences:'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
put into the care or protection of someone
Example Sentences:'He left the decision to his deputy''leave your child the nurse's care'
leave or give by will after one's death
Example Sentences:'My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry''My grandfather left me his entire estate'
have left or have as a remainder
Example Sentences:'That left the four of us''19 minus 8 leaves 11'
15. leave, leave behind
be survived by after one's death
Example Sentences:'He left six children''At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats'
transmit (knowledge or skills)
Example Sentences:'give a secret to the Russians''leave your name and address here''impart a new skill to the students'
17. forget, leave
leave behind unintentionally
Example Sentences:'I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant''I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors'
WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.
Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers
Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.
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