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    Definition:
    Leave - (v. i.) To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out.
    Leave - (v. t.) To raise; to levy.
    Leave - (n.) Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
    Leave - (n.) The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go.
    Leave - (v.) To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
    Leave - (v.) To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
    Leave - (v.) To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
    Leave - (v.) To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
    Leave - (v.) To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
    Leave - (v.) To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators.
    Leave - (v.) To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece.
    Leave - (v. i.) To depart; to set out.
    Leave - (v. i.) To cease; to desist; to leave off.
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    Definition: Similar or Containing
    Beleave - (v. t. & i.) To leave or to be left.
    Broad-leaved - (a.) Alt. of Broad-leafed
    Cleaved - (imp.) of Cleave
    Cleaved - (p. p.) of Cleave
    Cleave - (v. i. ) To adhere closely; to stick; to hold fast; to cling.
    Cleave - (v. i. ) To unite or be united closely in interest or affection; to adhere with strong attachment.
    Cleave - (v. i. ) To fit; to be adapted; to assimilate.
    Cleaved - () of Cleave
    Cleave - (v. t.) To part or divide by force; to split or rive; to cut.
    Cleave - (v. t.) To part or open naturally; to divide.
    Cleave - (v. i.) To part; to open; to crack; to separate; as parts of bodies; as, the ground cleaves by frost.
    Cleavelandite - (n.) A variety of albite, white and lamellar in structure.
    Cleaver - (n.) One who cleaves, or that which cleaves; especially, a butcher's instrument for cutting animal bodies into joints or pieces.
    Cleavers - (n.) A species of Galium (G. Aparine), having a fruit set with hooked bristles, which adhere to whatever they come in contact with; -- called also, goose grass, catchweed, etc.
    Disleave - (v. t.) To deprive of leaves.
    Five-leaved - (a.) Having five leaflets, as the Virginia creeper.
    Forleave - (v. t.) To leave off wholly.
    Interleaves - (pl. ) of Interleaf
    Interleaved - (imp. & p. p.) of Interleave
    Interleave - (v. t.) To insert a leaf or leaves in; to bind with blank leaves inserted between the others; as, to interleave a book.
    Leaves - (pl. ) of Leaf
    Leaved - (imp. & p. p.) of Leave
    Leaved - (a.) Bearing, or having, a leaf or leaves; having folds; -- used in combination; as, a four-leaved clover; a two-leaved gate; long-leaved.
    Leaveless - (a.) Leafless.
    Leaven - (n.) Any substance that produces, or is designed to produce, fermentation, as in dough or liquids; esp., a portion of fermenting dough, which, mixed with a larger quantity of dough, produces a general change in the mass, and renders it light; yeast; barm.
    Leaven - (n.) Anything which makes a general assimilating (especially a corrupting) change in the mass.
    Leavened - (imp. & p. p.) of Leaven
    Leavening - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Leaven
    Leaven - (v. t.) To make light by the action of leaven; to cause to ferment.
    Leaven - (v. t.) To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
    Leavening - (n.) The act of making light, or causing to ferment, by means of leaven.
    Leavening - (n.) That which leavens or makes light.
    Leavenous - (a.) Containing leaven.
    Leaver - (n.) One who leaves, or withdraws.
    Leaves - (n.) pl. of Leaf.
    Leave-taking - (n.) Taking of leave; parting compliments.
    Overleaven - (v. t.) To leaven too much; hence, to change excessively; to spoil.
    Parkleaves - (n.) A European species of Saint John's-wort; the tutsan. See Tutsan.
    Sleave - (n.) The knotted or entangled part of silk or thread.
    Sleave - (n.) Silk not yet twisted; floss; -- called also sleave silk.
    Sleaved - (imp. & p. p.) of Sleave
    Sleave - (v. t.) To separate, as threads; to divide, as a collection of threads; to sley; -- a weaver's term.
    Sleaved - (a.) Raw; not spun or wrought; as, sleaved thread or silk.
    Three-leaved - (a.) Producing three leaves; as, three-leaved nightshade.
    Three-leaved - (a.) Consisting of three distinct leaflets; having the leaflets arranged in threes.
    Unleavened - (a.) Not leavened; containing no leaven; as, unleavened bread.
    Wing-leaved - (a.) Having pinnate or pinnately divided leaves.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Leave - v. (-ving; past and past part. Left) 1 a go away from. B (often foll. By for) depart. 2 cause to or let remain; depart without taking. 3 (also absol.) Cease to reside at or belong to or work for. 4 abandon; cease to live with (one's family etc.). 5 have remaining after one's death. 6 bequeath. 7 (foll. By to + infin.) Allow (a person or thing) to do something independently. 8 (foll. By to) commit to another person etc. (leave that to me). 9 a abstain from consuming or dealing with. B (in passive; often foll. By over) remain over. 10 a deposit or entrust (a thing) to be attended to in one's absence (left a message with his secretary). B depute (a person) to perform a function in one's absence. 11 allow to remain or cause to be in a specified state or position (left the door open; left me exhausted). leave alone refrain from disturbing, not interfere with. Leave a person cold not impress or excite a person. Leave off 1 come to or make an end. 2 discontinue. Leave out omit; exclude. [old english]
    Leave - n. 1 (often foll. By to + infin.) Permission. 2 a (in full leave of absence) permission to be absent from duty. B period for which this lasts. on leave legitimately absent from duty. Take one's leave (of) bid farewell (to). Take leave of one's senses go mad. [old english]
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Broad-leaved - adj. (of a tree) deciduous and hard-timbered.
    Cleave - v. (-ving; past clove or cleft or cleaved; past part. Cloven or cleft or cleaved) literary 1 chop or break apart; split, esp. Along the grain or line of cleavage. 2 make one's way through (air or water). [old english]
    Cleave - v. (-ving) (foll. By to) literary stick fast; adhere. [old english]
    Cleaver - n. Butcher's heavy chopping tool.
    Compassionate leave - n. Leave granted on grounds of bereavement etc.
    French leave - n. Absence without permission.
    Interleave - v. (-ving) insert (usu. Blank) leaves between the leaves of (a book etc.).
    Leaved - adj. Having a leaf or leaves, esp. (in comb.) Of a specified kind or number (four-leaved clover).
    Leaven - n. 1 substance causing dough to ferment and rise. 2 pervasive transforming influence; admixture. v. 1 ferment (dough) with leaven. 2 permeate and transform; modify with a tempering element. [latin levo lift]
    Leaves - pl. Of *leaf.
    Leave-taking - n. Act of taking one's leave.
    School-leaver - n. Person finishing secondary school (esp. Considered as joining the job market).
    Sick-leave - n. Leave granted because of illness.
    Unleavened - adj. Not leavened; made without yeast etc.

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