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Definitions of leave

  1.   permission to do something; " she was granted leave to speak"
  2.   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.
  3.   move out of or depart from; " leave the room"; " the fugitive has left the country"
  4.   go away from a place; " At what time does your train leave?"; " She didn't leave until midnight"; " The ship leaves at midnight"
  5.   To desist: to cease:- pr. p. leaving; pa. t. and pa. p. left.
  6.   leave or give by will after one's death; " My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; " My grandfather left me his entire estate"
  7.   the act of departing politely; " he disliked long farewells"; " he took his leave"; " parting is such sweet sorrow"
  8.   Permission: liberty granted: formal parting of friends: farewell.
  9.   tell or deposit ( information) knowledge; " give a secret to the Russians"; " leave your name and address here"
  10.   have left or have as a remainder; " That left the four of us"; " 19 minus 8 leaves 11"
  11.   To put forth leaves.
  12.   To go away; depart; discontinue.
  13.   To depart from; to abandon; to commit; to suffer to remain; to have remaining at death; to bequeath; to permit; to forbear; to refer.
  14.   Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
  15.   To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
  16.   To allow to remain: to abandon, resign: to depart from: to have remaining at death: to bequeath: to refer for decision.
  17.   Grant of liberty; permission.
  18.   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.
  19.   To withdraw from; quit; abandon; refer; bequeath.
  20.   To depart; to set out.
  21.   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".
  22.   Permission; formal parting.
  23.   Left.
  24.   To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
  25.   Leaving.
  26.   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.
  27.   Permission to go or to be absent; a departure; parting.
  28.   act or be so as to become in a specified state; " The inflation left them penniless"; " The president's remarks left us speechless"
  29.   result in; " The water left a mark on the silk dress"; " Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
  30.   To cease; to desist; to leave off.
  31.   To raise; to levy.
  32.   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.
  33.   put into the care or protection of someone; " He left the decision to his deputy"; " leave your child the nurse's care"
  34.   Liberty granted; permission; departure; a formal parting of friends; farewell.
  35.   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"
  36.   To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
  37.   To send out leaves; to leaf; - often with out.
  38.   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"
  39.   To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
  40.   A farewell; a formal parting; to take leave, to bid farewell.
  41.   To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
  42.   leave behind unintentionally; " I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; " I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"
  43.   To depart; go away.
  44.   Permission; farewell; a short vacation given to a soldier.
  45.   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"
  46.   be survived by after one's death; " He left six children"; " At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
  47.   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.
  48.   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.
  49.   To quit; allow to remain; refer; bequeath.
  50.   To grant leave to; permit.
  51.   the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; " a ten day's leave to visit his mother"

Quotes of leave

  1. I thought about that the other day after I went to the grocery store and had to sign fifteen autographs before leaving. On one hand, it's just so flattering. On the other hand, sometimes it would be nice to get the bread and leave you know? – Clay Aiken
  2. We are on pace this year to have a trade deficit that is larger than $800 billion. We have never faced that before, but we continue to put forward trade agreements like these that leave us naked to competition that is neither free nor fair. – Xavier Becerra
  3. A poet must leave traces of his passage, not proof. – Rene Char
  4. For a while I couldn't leave the house by myself. Even if I was just grocery shopping alone, I'd get self -conscious. – Shannen Doherty
  5. I hope we'll be able to solve these problems before we leave – Paul Erdos
  6. Do whatever you're directed to do, and leave the rest of that technical stuff up to the director. – Dennis Farina
  7. Oh Lord, may I be directed what to do and what to leave undone. – Elizabeth Fry
  8. Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive- for that is common- but being missed when you leave – Baltasar Gracian
  9. As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. – Buddy Hackett
  10. For this reason, to study English literature without some general knowledge of the relation of the Bible to that literature would be to leave one's literary education very incomplete. – Lafcadio Hearn
  11. I left it for seven years before going back on stage. I know now not to leave it so long. – Ewan McGregor
  12. I have never been a quitter. To leave office before my term is completed is opposed to every instinct in my body. But as president I must put the interests of America first Therefore, I shall resign the presidency effective at noon tomorrow. – Richard M. Nixon
  13. It took a lot of blood, sweat and tears to get to where we are today, but we have just begun. Today we begin in earnest the work of making sure that the world we leave our children is just a little bit better than the one we inhabit today. – Barack Obama
  14. And in the future, you know, maybe there's kids in the future for me, I don't really know. The interesting thing with me is that there has never been a woman doing what I'm doing at this level for this long. So, it's like, would Vince give me maternity leave – Trish Stratus
  15. The dark shadow we seem to see in the distance is not really a mountain ahead, but the shadow of the mountain behind- a shadow from the past thrown forward into our future. It is a dark sludge of historical sectarianism. We can leave it behind us if we wish. – David Trimble

Usage examples for leave

  1. You leave me here? ” – A Maker of History by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  2. Then I give you my leave to find out what her mind may be. ” – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  3. Leave me there alone. ” – Greylorn by John Keith Laumer
  4. I'm so sorry to leave her. ” – The Lovels of Arden by M. E. Braddon
  5. You shall never leave Rosmersholm. ” – Rosmerholm by Henrik Ibsen
  6. “ I don't suppose he had much to leave if anything. ” – The Lamp in the Desert by Ethel M. Dell
  7. So I must leave – The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
  8. Would you leave them?" ” – The Northern Iron 1907 by George A. Birmingham
  9. You were about to leave them? ” – Desert Dust by Edwin L. Sabin
  10. Don't be afraid to leave me now. ” – Ester Ried by Pansy (aka. Isabella M. Alden)
  11. We can't leave your father this way, Doug. ” – Judith of the Godless Valley by Honoré Willsie
  12. She told Claude to leave it to her and not to say one word. ” – The Way of Ambition by Robert Hichens
  13. “ I take my leave then. ” – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  14. “ I had no leave to be here. ” – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  15. And leave me out! ” – Lyrics from the Song-Books of the Elizabethan Age by Various
  16. “ I stood up to take my leave – Oddsfish! by Robert Hugh Benson
  17. Why should I leave her? ” – The Heart of Rome by Francis Marion Crawford
  18. And then Mrs. Orme was going to leave him. ” – Orley Farm by Anthony Trollope
  19. Now I must ask you to leave this house. ” – More Portmanteau Plays by Stuart Walker
  20. “ " I shall never leave – Tales Of Puritan Land Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Volume 4. by Charles M. Skinner

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