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Definition of Leave


  1. To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out.
  2. To raise; to levy.
  3. Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
  4. 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.
  5. To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
  6. To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
  7. To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
  8. To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
  9. To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. To depart; to set out.
  13. To cease; to desist; to leave off.

Leave Quotations

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quote
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

God always gives His best to those who leave the choice with him.
Jim Elliot

Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.
Swami Vivekananda

As a child my family's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Buddy Hackett

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circlue of our felicities.
Thomas Jefferson
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Leave Translations

leave in Afrikaans is verlof, laat, verlaat, vertrek
leave in Dutch is op reis gaan, afreizen
leave in German is verlassen, abfahren
leave in Latin is dimitto, excedo, egredior, discedo, licentia
leave in Norwegian is reise, permisjon, avreise, etterlate
leave in Spanish is irse, abandonar, dejar, expedir

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