leave  

  • Pronunciation of leave: L IY1 V (liv)

  • Number of syllables of leave: 1

  • Pronunciation Video of leave

  • Definition of leave

    • (n): the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow"  
    • (n): permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"  
    • (n): the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day''s leave to visit his mother"  
    • (v): leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"  
    • (v): be survived by after one''s death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"  
    • (v): leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"  
    • (v): go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind"  
    • (v): go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn''t leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"  
    • (v): move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"  
    • (v): leave or give by will after one''s death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"  
    • (v): tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"  
    • (v): put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse''s care"  
    • (v): remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"  
    • (v): result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"  
    • (v): make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides  
    • (v): act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president''s remarks left us speechless"  
    • (v): have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"  
  • Examples of leave

    • Leave the header in place so that it won't scrape the page completely.  
    • Jingo asked him to leave.  
    • So he did not like to leave the place in spite of the starvation.  
    • However, he was asked to leave Recondite before the release was finalized.  
    • Cover the pot and leave in a warm place for an hour to sweeten.  
    • I'm going to leave the flagging in for now.  
    • Please leave the compromise undisturbed.  
    • Place the bamboo skewers in water and leave to soak for 30 minutes.  
    • Leave no shirt unstained.  
    • The ruler asked the Guru to leave the place.  

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