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Definition of "leave" []

  • To go out of or away from: not allowed to leave the room. (verb-transitive)
  • To go without taking or removing: left my book on the bus. (verb-transitive)
  • To omit or exclude: left out the funniest part of the story. (verb-transitive)
  • To have as a result, consequence, or remainder: The car left a trail of exhaust fumes. Two from eight leaves six. (verb-transitive)
  • To cause or allow to be or remain in a specified state: left the lights on. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "leave" in a sentence
  • "But what that if, or if not, has to do with "leave me," we cannot conjecture; but this we do venture to conjecture, that to expect our graduate ever to _leave_ Mr Turner is one of the most hopeless of all Mr Turner's "Fallacies of Hope.""
  • "If you leave out his name leave out mine too—or as you like."
  • "Your Reverence should know that I consider it very easy to have a house here for the accommodation of religious men; and I believe it would not be difficult (even without its being a monastery) to obtain leave to have mass said there, just as leave is often given to a private gentleman who has an oratory in his house."