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leaf meaning

[ li:f ] Pronunciation:   "leaf" in a sentence
  • Noun: leaf (leaves)  leef
    1. The main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
      - leafage, foliage 
    2. A sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
      - folio 
    3. Hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
    Verb: leaf  leef
    1. Look through a book or other written material
      "She leafed through the volume"
      - flick, flip, thumb, riffle, riff 
    2. Turn over pages
      "leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript" 
    3. Produce leaves, of plants

    Sounds like: lief

    Derived forms: leafing, leafs, leafed

    See also: foliaceous, leaflet, leafy

    Type of: acquire, develop, get, grow, peruse, piece of paper, plant organ, produce, section, segment, sheet, sheet of paper, turn, turn over

    Part of: black and white, dinner table, written communication, written language

    Encyclopedia: Leaf Leaf, Munro


  • [American slang]
    n. cocaine. (Sometimes with the. Cocaine is extracted from the leaves of the coca plant.)
    • Sure I like plants. I am especially fond of the leaf.
    • The entire shipment of leaf was seized by the feds.


  • [Architecture]
    1.

    A hinged part; a separately movable division of a folding or sliding door.

    2.

    One of a pair of doors or windows.

    3.

    One of the two halves of a cavity wall.


  • [Medicine]
    n : a thin layer or sheet of tissue ‹the anterior leaf of the coronary ligament is continuous with the right leaf of the falciform ligament›

  • [Computer]
    <language> 1. LISP Extended Algebraic Facility.

    2. "LEAF: A Language which Integrates Logic, Equations and Functions", R. Barbuti et al in Logic Programming, Functions Relations and Equations, D. DeGroot et al eds, P-H 1986, pp.201-238.

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  1. the trees would be just bursting into leaf.
  2. the falling leaf spiraled to the ground.
  3. i was leaf to everything that he could urge.
  4. but they must turn over a new leaf.
  5. you must take it off, leaf by leaf.

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