Definitions of leave

  1. To cease; to desist. To be left to one's self, to be left to his own way, unguided and unchecked. To leave off to desist from; to cease wearing; to abandon. To leave out, to omit.
  2. To raise; to levy.
  3. To allow to remain; as, they will leave him behind; to depart from; forsake; bequeath; cease from; as, to leave work; refer for decision; as, leave it to me.
  4. To allow to remain: to abandon, resign: to depart from: to have remaining at death: to bequeath: to refer for decision.
  5. To quit; allow to remain; refer; bequeath.
  6. To grant leave to; permit.
  7. To depart; to set out.
  8. To cease; to desist; to leave off.
  9. To send out leaves; to leaf; - often with out.
  10. To depart; go away.
  11. To desist: to cease:- pr. p. leaving; pa. t. and pa. p. left.
  12. To put forth leaves.
  13. put into the care or protection of someone; " He left the decision to his deputy"; " leave your child the nurse's care"
  14. move out of or depart from; " leave the room"; " the fugitive has left the country"
  15. 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"
  16. be survived by after one's death; " He left six children"; " At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
  17. 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"
  18. result in; " The water left a mark on the silk dress"; " Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
  19. To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
  20. To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
  21. To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
  22. To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
  23. To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. To depart from; to abandon; to commit; to suffer to remain; to have remaining at death; to bequeath; to permit; to forbear; to refer.
  27. To withdraw or depart from; to quit; to cease; to abandon; to forsake; not to deprive of a thing; to suffer to remain; to reject; to bequeath; to give, as an inheritance; to permit without interposition; to cease to do; to desist.
  28. Leaving.
  29. the act of departing politely; " he disliked long farewells"; " he took his leave"; " parting is such sweet sorrow"
  30. permission to do something; " she was granted leave to speak"
  31. the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; " a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
  32. 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".
  33. act or be so as to become in a specified state; " The inflation left them penniless"; " The president's remarks left us speechless"
  34. Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
  35. 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.
  36. Permission; farewell; a short vacation given to a soldier.
  37. Permission: liberty granted: formal parting of friends: farewell.
  38. Permission; formal parting.
  39. Permission to go or to be absent; a departure; parting.
  40. Liberty granted; permission; departure; a formal parting of friends; farewell.
  41. Grant of liberty; permission.
  42. A farewell; a formal parting; to take leave, to bid farewell.
  43. Left.