Leave Leave, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaving}] To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out. --G. Fletcher. [1913 Webster]

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  • leaving — index abdication, desertion, discard, flight, resignation (relinquishment) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Leaving — Leave Leave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Left} (l[e^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaving}.] [OE. leven, AS. l?fan, fr. l[=a]f remnant, heritage; akin to lifian, libban, to live, orig., to remain; cf. bel[=i]fan to remain, G. bleiben, Goth. bileiban. [root]119 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leaving — noun Leaving is used before these nouns: ↑party, ↑present …   Collocations dictionary

  • leaving — n. act of leaving; something which is left; remainder, residue lɪːv n. vacation, time off, furlough; authorization to do something; permission to be absent (from work, etc.); parting, departure, farewell v. go away from; depart, exit; quit;… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • leaving — /lee ving/, n. 1. something that is left; residue. 2. leavings, leftovers or remains; refuse. [1300 50; ME leving. See LEAVE1, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • leaving — Synonyms and related words: AWOL, French leave, abandonment, abscondence, absence, absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting, casting away, cessation, cut, day off, decampment, default, departure, desuetude, disappearance, disuse …   Moby Thesaurus

  • leaving — Usu. leavings n 1. waste, wastage, remains, refuse, spoils; offscourings, scourings, sweepings, scum; sawdust, shavings, parings, filings, scrapings, raspings; chaff, stubbles; slag, sprue, dross, sordes; (all of skin) shreddings, sloughings,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • leaving — leav·ing …   English syllables

  • leaving — leav•ing [[t]ˈli vɪŋ[/t]] n. 1) something that is left; residue 2) leavings, leftovers or remains; refuse • Etymology: 1300–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • leaving — /ˈlivɪŋ/ (say leeving) noun 1. that which is left; residue. 2. (plural) remains; refuse: *Joe knavishly seized the opportunity of exploring the table for leavings, finally seating himself in Dad s place –steele rudd, 1899. {leav(e)1 + ing1} …   Australian English dictionary

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