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
Definition for leaf (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for leaf
Just as a leaf flutters to the ground, this is an inherently unstable configuration and the aerodynamics are impossible to predict.SpaceX Starship Prototype Exploded, but It’s Still a Giant Leap Towards Mars|Hugh Hunt|December 17, 2020|Singularity Hub
Like, we’re not changing anything, we’re just putting a fig leaf on the art.“I started crying”: Inside Timnit Gebru’s last days at Google—and what happens next|Karen Hao|December 16, 2020|MIT Technology Review
When bafflers crawl through a hole in a leaf, align their wings with the leaf and start to sing, they’re essentially expanding this resonance structure, using the leaf “a bit like a loudspeaker or a megaphone,” Deb says.Small, quiet crickets turn leaves into megaphones to blare their mating call|Jonathan Lambert|December 16, 2020|Science News
I heard from a relatively small group of 142 Losers who combed the fall season for jokes on Thanksgiving, Halloween, pumpkin spice, leaf blowers, Oktoberfest, and the Four Seasons Total Landscaping Press Conference.
If leaf senescence does not shift at the same pace, those animals could be without the food and cover that late-season leaves usually provide.Climate change is affecting fall foliage, but not in the way you think|Ula Chrobak|November 30, 2020|Popular Science
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 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