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  3  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.  [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  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  act  of  departing  [syn:  {departure},  {going},  {going  away}] 

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