noun, plural leaves [leevz] /livz/.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of leaf
Related formsleaf·less, adjectiveleaf·like, adjectiveun·leaf, verb (used with object)un·leaf·like, adjective
Definition for leaf (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for leaf
A lot of us Republicans are having trouble getting the leaf blower started.
But consider: inhaling one leaf has had the largest deleterious impact on human health of any single product in human history.
The x-rays and medical information initially belonged to plastic surgeon Michael Gurdin, who began working with Leaf in 1975.Marilyn Monroe Plastic Surgery Records to be Auctioned Off; Cara Delevingne May Star in Amanda Knox Film|The Fashion Beast Team|October 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
So, for example, Nissan this year cut the sticker price of the Leaf to $28,000—a reduction of $6,400, or 18 percent.
My failure to see a microbe is a statement about the precision of my instrument, not about whether there is a microbe on the leaf.How Not to Cherry-Pick the Results of the Oregon Study (Ultrawonkish)|Megan McArdle|May 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
An axillary flower stands between the bract or leaf which subtends it and the axis or stem which bears this bract or leaf.The Elements of Botany|Asa Gray
The angry waters piled about them and tossed the boat about upon the wave crests like a leaf.The Wilderness Castaways|Dillon Wallace
Bring back some leaf mould from the woods, and mix the garden soil for the rockery.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming.|Ellen Eddy Shaw
Carry home this fearsome green mummy on the leaf; put him in a cage made of wire screen, and watch him.Trees Every Child Should Know|Julia Ellen Rogers
I called, but there was not even the rustle of a leaf in answer.Schwartz: A History|David Christie Murray
British Dictionary definitions for leaf
noun plural leaves (liːvz)
Derived Formsleafless, adjectiveleaflessness, nounleaflike, adjective
Word Origin for leaf
Science definitions for leaf
Idioms and Phrases with leaf
In addition to the idiom beginning with leaf
- leaf through
- quake in one's boots (like a leaf)
- take a leaf out of someone's book
- turn over a new leaf