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leave meaning

EN[liːv] [-iːv]
'to leave' UK US
WLeave
  • Leave may refer to:
  • Leave of absence, a period of time that one is to be away from one's primary job while maintaining the status of employee
  • Leave (military), a period of time in which a soldier is allowed to be away from his or her assigned unit
  • Leave (film), a 2010 film by Robert Celestino

    Definition of leave in English Dictionary

  • NounPLleaves
    1. (cricket) The action of the batsman not attempting to play at the ball.
      1. (billiards) The arrangement of balls in play that remains after a shot is made (which determines whether the next shooter — who may be either the same player, or an opponent — has good options, or only poor ones).
        1. Permission to be absent; time away from one's work.
          1. I've been given three weeks' leave by my boss.
        2. (dated or law) Permission.
          1. Might I beg leave to accompany you?
          2. The applicant now seeks leave to appeal and, if leave be granted, to appeal against these sentences.
        3. (dated) Farewell, departure.
          1. I took my leave of the gentleman without a backward glance.
      2. VerbSGleavesPRleavingPT, PPleftPT, PPleaved
        1. (heading) VT To have a consequence or remnant.
          1. I left my car at home and took a bus to work.  The ants did not leave so much as a crumb of bread.   There's not much food left. We'd better go to the shops. ‎
          2. The lightning left her dazzled for several minutes.  Infantile paralysis left him lame for the rest of his life. ‎
          3. Leave your hat in the hall.  We should leave the legal matters to lawyers.   I left my sewing and went to the window to watch the falling snow. ‎
        2. (heading) To depart; to separate from.
          1. I left him to his reflections.  I leave my hearers to judge. ‎
          2. I left the country and I left my wife. ‎
          3. I left the band. ‎
          4. I think you'd better leave. ‎
        3. (heading) To transfer something.
          1. When my father died, he left me the house. ‎
          2. I'll leave the car in the station so you can pick it up there. ‎
          3. Can't we just leave this to the experts? ‎
        4. VI OBS To remain (behind); to stay.
          1. VT (archaic) To stop, desist from; to "leave off" (+ noun / gerund).
            1. VT To give leave to; allow; permit; let; grant.
              1. VI (rare) To produce leaves or foliage.
                1. OBS To raise; to levy.
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • [ …] upon arrival, le girlfriend realizes she has left her ID back at my house (a 1 1/2 hour roundtrip on the Metro), [ …]
                    • "Fellow Democrats," he began, "I left Washington at a quarter of two this morning  [ …] ."
                    • With some City fans already leaving the stadium in tears, Edin Dzeko equalised in the second of five minutes of stoppage time before Sergio Aguero scored the goal that won the title.
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Leaving your wallet visible on the car seat is just asking for it.
                    • Leave the wine for 24 hours and it will clarify. ‎
                    • Leaving a breath to swell his tradesmen's books, To adonise, to smile, and kill with looks;
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • The conductor Robert Irving began to insist on a faster tempo, and Balanchine rechoreographed it when Ms. Paul left.
                    • The hedgehog uncurled when its predators had left.
                    • It riles me that she never closes the door after she leaves.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Intransitive verbs
                          • Transitive verbs
                            • Verbs by inflection type
                              • Irregular verbs
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                          2. en leaven
                          3. en leave-taking
                          4. en leavening
                          5. en leaved
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                          Grammatically, this word "leave" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb, more specifically, an intransitive verb, a transitive verb and a verbs by inflection type.
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