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Leaf meaning

leaf - 6 dictionary results

  1. 1. turn over pages; " leaf through a book"; " leaf a manuscript"
  2. 2. A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage.
  3. 3. A special organ of vegetation in the form of a lateral outgrowth from the stem, whether appearing as a part of the foliage, or as a cotyledon, a scale, a bract, a spine, or a tendril.
  4. 4. Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end; as : ( a) A part of a book or folded sheet containing two pages upon its opposite sides. ( b) A side, division, or part, that slides or is hinged, as of window shutters, folding doors, etc. ( c) The movable side of a table. ( d) A very thin plate; as, gold leaf. ( e) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold or layer. ( f) One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small.
  5. 5. To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May.
  6. 6. One of the flat breathing- organs of plants; anything like a leaf, double page of a book, half of a double door.

leaf - examples of usage

  1. Pocahontas shook her head as did those to whom she passed the leaf. - "The Princess Pocahontas", Virginia Watson.
  2. Perhaps the best thing would be to take a leaf out of Sally's own book, and go straight to the bull's- eye. - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
  3. Who's going to turn over the leaf, I should like to know? - "Somehow Good", William de Morgan.
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