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leak


  7  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leak  \Leak\,  n.  [Akin  to  D.  lek  leaky,  a  leak,  G.  leck,  Icel. 
  lekr  leaky,  Dan.  l[ae]k  leaky,  a  leak,  Sw  l["a]ck;  cf  AS 
  hlec  full  of  cracks  or  leaky.  Cf  {Leak},  v.] 
  1.  A  crack,  crevice,  fissure,  or  hole  which  admits  water  or 
  other  fluid,  or  lets  it  escape;  as  a  leak  in  a  roof;  a 
  leak  in  a  boat;  a  leak  in  a  gas  pipe.  ``One  leak  will  sink 
  a  ship.''  --Bunyan. 
 
  2.  The  entrance  or  escape  of  a  fluid  through  a  crack, 
  fissure,  or  other  aperture;  as  the  leak  gained  on  the 
  ship's  pumps. 
 
  {To  spring  a  leak},  to  open  or  crack  so  as  to  let  in  water; 
  to  begin  to  let  in  water;  as  the  ship  sprung  a  leak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leak  \Leak\,  a. 
  Leaky.  [Obs.]  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leak  \Leak\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leaked};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Leaking}.]  [Akin  to  D.  lekken  G.  lecken,  lechen,  Icel. 
  leka,  Dan.  l[ae]kke,  Sw  l["a]cka,  AS  leccan  to  wet, 
  moisten.  See  {Leak},  n.] 
  1.  To  let  water  or  other  fluid  in  or  out  through  a  hole, 
  crevice,  etc.;  as  the  cask  leaks;  the  roof  leaks;  the 
  boat  leaks. 
 
  2.  To  enter  or  escape,  as  a  fluid,  through  a  hole,  crevice, 
  etc.;  to  pass  gradually  into  or  out  of  something  -- 
  usually  with  in  or  out 
 
  {To  leak  out},  to  be  divulged  gradually  or  clandestinely;  to 
  become  public;  as  the  facts  leaked  out 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leak  \Leak\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  A  loss  of  electricity  through  imperfect  insulation;  also  the 
  point  at  which  such  loss  occurs. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  leak 
  n  1:  an  accidental  hole  that  allows  something  (fluid  or  light 
  etc.)  to  enter  or  escape;  "one  of  the  tires  developed  a 
  leak" 
  2:  soft  watery  rot  in  fruits  and  vegetables  caused  by  fungi 
  3:  a  euphemism  for  urination;  "he  had  to  take  a  leak"  [syn:  {wetting}, 
  {making  water},  {passing  water}] 
  4:  the  unwanted  discharge  of  a  fluid  from  some  container;  "they 
  tried  to  stop  the  escape  of  gas  from  the  damaged  pipe"; 
  "he  had  to  clean  up  the  leak"  [syn:  {escape},  {leakage},  {outflow}] 
  5:  unauthorized  (esp.  deliberate)  disclosure  of  confidential 
  information 
  v  1:  tell  anonymously;  "The  news  were  leaked  to  the  paper" 
  2:  be  leaked;  "The  news  leaked  out  despite  his  secrecy"  [syn:  {leak 
  out}] 
  3:  have  an  opening  that  allows  light  or  substances  to  enter  or 
  go  out  "The  container  leaks" 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  leak  n.  With  qualifier,  one  of  a  class  of  resource-management 
  bugs  that  occur  when  resources  are  not  freed  properly  after  operations  on 
  them  are  finished,  so  they  effectively  disappear  (leak  out).  This  leads 
  to  eventual  exhaustion  as  new  allocation  requests  come  in  {memory  leak} 
  and  {fd  leak}  have  their  own  entries;  one  might  also  refer,  to  say  a 
  `window  handle  leak'  in  a  window  system. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  leak 
 
    With  a  qualifier,  one  of  a  class  of 
  resource-management  bugs  that  occur  when  resources  are  not 
  freed  properly  after  operations  on  them  are  finished,  so  they 
  effectively  disappear  (leak  out).  This  leads  to  eventual 
  exhaustion  as  new  allocation  requests  come  in 
 
  One  might  refer  to  say  a  "window  handle  leak"  in  a  {window 
  system}. 
 
  See  {memory  leak},  {fd  leak}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1995-04-18) 
 
 




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