Definitions of leech

  1. See Leach, v. t.
  2. To treat as a surgeon; to doctor; as, to leech wounds.
  3. To bleed by the use of leeches.
  4. To apply leeches to.
  5. To bleed with leeches; treat with medicine; heal.
  6. draw blood; " In the old days, doctors routinely bled patients as part of the treatment"
  7. To bleed with leeches; to heal.
  8. To draw blood by leeches.
  9. carnivorous or bloodsucking aquatic or terrestrial worms typically having a sucker at each end
  10. a follower who hangs around a host ( without benefit to the host) in hope of gain or advantage
  11. The border or edge at the side of a sail.
  12. A physician or surgeon; a professor of the art of healing.
  13. Any one of numerous genera and species of annulose worms, belonging to the order Hirudinea, or Bdelloidea, esp. those species used in medicine, as Hirudo medicinalis of Europe, and allied species.
  14. A glass tube of peculiar construction, adapted for drawing blood from a scarified part by means of a vacuum.
  15. A worm furnished with a sucker, used in medicine for sucking blood; formerly, the name for a physician; one who gets all he can out of another.
  16. A physician: a blood- sucking worm.
  17. A blood- sucking aquatic worm.
  18. An aquatic worm used for drawing blood; bloodsucker.
  19. The edge of a square sail.
  20. A blood- sucking aquatic worm, of several genera; a physician.
  21. The border or edge of a sail, which is sloping or perpendicular.
  22. Formerly the name of a physician; an aquatic worm of several species, one of which is employed to suck blood from diseased parts; the border or edge of a sail.