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leave

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
                    • We (accidentally) left behind our bags at the airport.
                    • Dusty left the taproom of the tavern and wandered into the small arcade in back.
                    • Subsequent imaging noted a mass lesion arising within the inferolateral aspect of the left orbit, displacing the globe anteromedially and which appeared to lie within the extraconal space [ …]
                  2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                    • Left to my own devices, I'll spend hours staring into space, just thinking.
                    • Leaving your wallet visible on the car seat is just asking for it.
                    • Leave the wine for 24 hours and it will clarify. ‎
                  3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • The hedgehog uncurled when its predators had left.
                    • It's a good idea to shut down the machine before you leave.
                    • I think the VP got tired of playing second fiddle to the president, so if she's not promoted soon, she might leave.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                      • Singularia tantum
                        • Uncountable nouns
                      • Verbs
                        • Intransitive verbs
                          • Transitive verbs
                            • Verbs by inflection type
                              • Irregular verbs
                          Related Links:
                          1. en leaves
                          2. en leaven
                          3. en leave-taking
                          4. en leavening
                          5. en leaved
                          Source: Wiktionary
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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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