noun, plural leaves [leevz]. /livz/.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Idioms for leaf
Origin of leaf
OTHER WORDS FROM leafleafless, adjectiveleaflike, adjectiveun·leaf, verb (used with object)un·leaf·like, adjective
Words nearby leaf
Definition for leaf (2 of 2)
How to use leaf in a sentence
Thankfully, the chore of keeping your property looking great is made easier with a leaf blower.
The Leaf has been around for nearly a decade, but many reviewers still think the base model cuts a few too many corners to hit a lower price point.5 cheap electric cars to buy until Tesla delivers on its $25,000 promise|dzanemorris|September 23, 2020|Fortune
With most recreational pleasures put on pause for men in these communities, women who aren’t sellers are hopeful that their husbands will turn over a new leaf, say activists.How the Pandemic Is Saving Lives in the Horn of Africa|Eromo Egbejule|September 3, 2020|Ozy
To test a link between leaf biting and pollen shortages, the researchers did a caged-bee test.
The notion that bee damage to a leaf could jump-start flowering originally struck Mark Mescher as a long shot.
A lot of us Republicans are having trouble getting the leaf blower started.
Where does this “Arab Tea Leaf” come from, according to the talking heads?Chinese Getting Hooked on the Middle East's Favorite Drug|Brendon Hong|October 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Grown in the jungle by the indigenous Kichwa, guayusa (gwhy-you-sa) is a sacred leaf used in ceremonial rituals.Bye Bye Latté, Hello Guayusa: Why The Amazon Holds the Secret to a Cleaner, Healthier Caffeine|Brandon Presser|August 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Obviously, I buy in bulk and I buy from a specialty gold leaf wholesaler on the West Coast.
Or is Rand co-opting them by merely using his newfound adviser as a fig leaf?Is Rand Paul a Secret Hawk? Or Maybe Not a Total Dove?|James Kirchick|May 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Not a zephyr ruffled the leaf of a rose, and a soft breathing fragrance bathed his reposing senses.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
Hitherto, I have not given the subject much consideration, but I turn over a new leaf from the date of this adventure.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Virginia leaf still continues to flourish, and to-day it is the great agricultural product of the State.
I suppose Grandfather Mole has taken my advice and turned over a new leaf.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
When rapidly deposited, as by artificial precipitation, triple phosphate often takes feathery, star- or leaf-like forms.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
British Dictionary definitions for leaf
noun plural leaves (liːvz)
Derived forms of leafleafless, adjectiveleaflessness, nounleaflike, adjective
Word Origin for leaf
Scientific 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