noun, plural leaves [leevz] /livz/.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Idioms for leaf
Origin of leaf
OTHER WORDS FROM leafleaf·less, adjectiveleaf·like, adjectiveun·leaf, verb (used with object)un·leaf·like, adjective
Words nearby leaf
Example sentences from the Web for leafing
Holding them in my hands, leafing through the pages, is a comfort to me.
As an adult she was a “newsagent reader,” leafing through copies at newsstands before buying the more refined Sunday Telegraph.
“I hope to sell other works” she said, and returned to leafing through her books of transparencies.
This is the locust tree, and May is its time for leafing out in the tenderest of greens.Among the Trees at Elmridge|Ella Rodman Church
My trees that I go to inspect every two or three weeks, at one inspection would be leafing out, at the next would be defoliated.
"Very interesting indeed," Hellman said, leafing through the book.One Man's Poison|Robert Sheckley
Leafing, blossoming, and ripening early (blossoming soon after Riparia).The Grapes of New York|U. P. Hedrick
Then she sat at the table in the little nook, drinking coffee, smoking a cigarette and leafing through the paper.Know Thy Neighbor|Elisabeth R. Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for leafing
noun plural leaves (liːvz)
Derived forms of leafleafless, adjectiveleaflessness, nounleaflike, adjective
Word Origin for leaf
Scientific definitions for leafing
Idioms and Phrases with leafing
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