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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leave  \Leave\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Leaved};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  To  send  out  leaves;  to  leaf;  --  often  with  out  --G. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leave  \Leave\,  v.  t.  [See  {Levy}.] 
  To  raise;  to  levy.  [Obs.] 
  An  army  strong  she  leaved.  --Spenser. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leave  \Leave\,  n.  [OE.  leve,  leave  AS  le['a]f;  akin  to  le['o]f 
  pleasing,  dear,  E.  lief,  D.  oorlof  leave  G.  arlaub  and 
  erlauben  to  permit,  Icel.  leyfi  ?  See  {Lief}.] 
  1.  Liberty  granted  by  which  restraint  or  illegality  is 
  removed;  permission;  allowance;  license. 
  David  earnestly  asked  leave  of  me  --1  Sam.  xx 
  No  friend  has  leave  to  bear  away  the  dead.  --Dryden. 
  2.  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 
  A  double  blessing  is  a'double  grace;  Occasion  smiles 
  upon  a  second  leave  --Shak. 
  And  Paul  after  this  tarried  there  yet  a  good  while 
  and  then  took  his  leave  of  the  brethren.  --Acts 
  xviii.  18. 
  {French  leave}.  See  under  {French}. 
  Syn:  See  {Liberty}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leave  \Leave\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Left};  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  ?.  See 
  {Live},  v.] 
  1.  To  withdraw  one's  self  from  to  go  away  from  to  depart 
  from  as  to  leave  the  house. 
  Therefore  shall  a  man  leave  his  father  and  his 
  mother,  and  shall  cleave  unto  his  wife.  --Gen.  ii 
  2.  To  let  remain  unremoved  or  undone;  to  let  stay  or 
  continue,  in  distinction  from  what  is  removed  or  changed. 
  If  grape  gatherers  come  to  thee,  would  they  not 
  leave  some  gleaning  grapes  ?  --Jer.  xlix. 
  These  ought  ye  to  have  done  and  not  to  leave  the 
  other  undone.  --Matt.  xxiii. 
  Besides  it  leaveth  a  suspicion,  as  if  more  might  be 
  said  than  is  expressed.  --Bacon. 
  3.  To  cease  from  to  desist  from  to  abstain  from 
  Now  leave  complaining  and  begin  your  tea.  --Pope. 
  4.  To  desert;  to  abandon;  to  forsake;  hence  to  give  up  to 
  Lo  we  have  left  all  and  have  followed  thee.  --Mark 
  x.  28. 
  The  heresies  that  men  do  leave  --Shak. 
  5.  To  let  be  or  do  without  interference;  as  I  left  him  to 
  his  reflections;  I  leave  my  hearers  to  judge. 
  I  will  leave  you  now  to  your  gossiplike  humor. 
  6.  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. 
  Leave  there  thy  gift  before  the  altar  and  go  thy 
  way  --Matt.  v.  24. 
  The  foot  That  leaves  the  print  of  blood  where'er  it 
  walks.  --Shak. 
  7.  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. 
  {To  leave  alone}. 
  a  To  leave  in  solitude. 
  b  To  desist  or  refrain  from  having  to  do  with  as  to 
  leave  dangerous  chemicals  alone. 
  {To  leave  off}. 
  a  To  desist  from  to  forbear;  to  stop;  as  to  leave  off 
  work  at  six  o'clock. 
  b  To  cease  wearing  or  using;  to  omit  to  put  in  the  usual 
  position;  as  to  leave  off  a  garment;  to  leave  off  the 
  c  To  forsake;  as  to  leave  off  a  bad  habit. 
  {To  leave  out},  to  omit;  as  to  leave  out  a  word  or  name  in 
  {To  leave  to  one's  self},  to  let  one  be  alone;  to  cease 
  caring  for  (one). 
  Syn:  Syn>-  To  quit  depart  from  forsake;  abandon; 
  relinquish;  deliver;  bequeath;  give  up  forego;  resign; 
  surrender;  forbear.  See  {Quit}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Leave  \Leave\,  v.  i. 
  1.  To  depart;  to  set  out  [Colloq.] 
  By  the  time  I  left  for  Scotland.  --Carlyle. 
  2.  To  cease;  to  desist;  to  leave  off  ``He  .  .  .  began  at  the 
  eldest,  and  left  at  the  youngest.''  --Gen.  xliv.  12. 
  {To  leave  off},  to  cease;  to  desist;  to  stop. 
  Leave  off  and  for  another  summons  wait. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  the  period  of  time  during  which  you  are  absent  from  work  or 
  duty;  "a  ten  day's  leave  to  visit  his  mother"  [syn:  {leave 
  of  absence}] 
  2:  permission  to  do  something  "she  was  granted  leave  to  speak" 
  3:  the  act  of  departing  politely;  "he  disliked  long  farewells"; 
  "he  took  his  leave"  [syn:  {farewell},  {leave-taking},  {parting}] 
  v  1:  go  away  from  a  place  "At  what  time  does  your  train  leave?" 
  "She  didn't  leave  until  midnight"  [syn:  {go  forth},  {go 
  away}]  [ant:  {arrive}] 
  2:  leave  behind;  "She  left  a  mess  when  she  moved  out";  "His 
  good  luck  finally  left  him" 
  3:  cause  to  be  in  a  specified  state;  "The  inflation  left  them 
  penniless";  "He  left  money  on  the  table  for  his  wife  to 
  4:  leave  unchanged  or  unaltered;  "leave  it  as  is"  [ant:  {change}, 
  5:  move  out  of  as  of  a  room  a  country,  a  bus,  etc  [syn:  {exit}, 
  {go  out},  {get  out}]  [ant:  {enter}] 
  6:  make  a  possibility  or  provide  opportunity  for  "This  leaves 
  no  room  for  improvement";  "The  evidence  allows  only  one 
  conclusion"  [syn:  {allow  for},  {allow},  {provide  for}] 
  7:  result  in  "The  water  left  a  mark  on  the  silk  dress";  "Her 
  blood  left  a  stain  on  the  napkin"  [syn:  {result},  {lead}] 
  8:  leave  home,  school,  a  position,  etc  [syn:  {depart}] 
  9:  let  be  leave  alone  or  undisturbed;  "leave  the  door  open!" 
  [syn:  {let}] 
  10:  put  into  the  care  or  protection  of  someone  "He  left  the 
  decision  to  his  deputy"  [syn:  {entrust}] 
  11:  refrain  from  taking;  "Please  leave  the  hand-outs  on  the 
  tables"  [syn:  {leave  behind}] 
  12:  leave  or  give  by  will  "My  aunt  bequeathed  me  all  her 
  jewelry"  [syn:  {bequeath},  {will}]  [ant:  {disinherit}] 
  13:  have  left  or  have  as  a  remainder;  "That  left  the  four  of 
  us";  "19  -  8  leaves  11" 
  14:  be  survived  by  after  one's  death:  "He  left  six  children" 
  [syn:  {leave  behind}] 
  15:  tell  give  knowledge;  "give  a  secret  to  the  Russians"  [syn: 
  {impart},  {give},  {pass  on}] 
  16:  leave  behind;  "I  forgot  my  umbrella  in  the  restaurant"  [syn: 
  17:  give  up  in  the  face  of  defeat  of  lacking  hope;  admit  defeat; 
  "In  the  second  round,  the  challenger  gave  up"  [syn:  {drop 
  out},  {give  up},  {throw  in},  {throw  in  the  towel},  {quit}, 
  {chuck  up  the  sponge}]  [ant:  {enter}] 

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