|1.||[ verb ] go away from a place|
"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"
|Related terms:||arrive run flee depart go_out vacate leave_behind pull_out run_off go_out slip_away ride_off depart tarry rush_off come_away walk_out hightail walk_away pop_off scram decamp exit departer|
|2.||[ verb ] go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness|
"She left a mess when she moved out" "His good luck finally left him" "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage" "she wept thinking she had been left behind"
|Related terms:||abandon jilt forget farewell|
|3.||[ verb ] act or be so as to become in a specified state|
"The inflation left them penniless" "The president's remarks left us speechless"
|4.||[ verb ] leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking|
"leave it as is" "leave the young fawn alone" "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"
|Related terms:||change change refrain neglect|
|5.||[ verb ] move out of or depart from|
|Synonyms:||get_out go_out exit|
"leave the room" "the fugitive has left the country"
|Related terms:||go_in enter move go step_out file_out get_off undock eject fall_out log_out hop_out pop_out farewell|
|6.||[ verb ] make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain|
|Synonyms:||provide_for allow_for allow provide|
"This leaves no room for improvement" "The evidence allows only one conclusion" "allow for mistakes" "leave lots of time for the trip"
|Related terms:||yield admit|
|7.||[ verb ] result in|
"The water left a mark on the silk dress" "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"
|Related terms:||bring_about lead|
|8.||[ verb ] remove oneself from an association with or participation in|
"She wants to leave" "The teenager left home" "She left her position with the Red Cross" "He left the Senate after two terms" "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"
|Related terms:||change leave_office drop_out|
|9.||[ verb ] leave unchanged|
"let it be"
|10.||[ verb ] be survived by after one's death|
"He left six children" "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
|Related terms:||outdistance widow bequeath leave_behind die|
|11.||[ verb ] put into the care or protection of someone|
"He left the decision to his deputy" "leave your child the nurse's care"
|12.||[ verb ] leave or give by will after one's death|
"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"
|Related terms:||disinherit give remember pass_on devise entail impart will|
|13.||[ verb ] have left or have as a remainder|
"That left the four of us" "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
|Related terms:||have must|
|14.||[ verb ] be survived by after one's death|
: "He left six children" "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
|Related terms:||widow bequeath die|
|15.||[ verb ] tell or deposit (information) knowledge|
|Synonyms:||give impart pass_on|
"give a secret to the Russians" "leave your name and address here"
|Related terms:||tell give bequeath conveyance|
|16.||[ verb ] leave behind unintentionally|
"I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant" "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"
|17.||[ noun ] (work) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty|
"a ten day's leave to visit his mother"
|Related terms:||time_off pass furlough terminal_leave sabbatical sick_leave shore_leave compassionate_leave|
|18.||[ noun ] permission to do something|
"she was granted leave to speak"
|19.||[ verb ] give up in the face of defeat of lacking hope; admit defeat|
|Synonyms:||give_up drop_out throw_in throw_in_the_towel fall_by_the_wayside drop_by_the_wayside chuck_up_the_sponge quit|
"In the second round, the challenger gave up"
|Related terms:||enter quitter|
|20.||[ noun ] the act of departing politely|
|Synonyms:||parting leave-taking farewell|
"he disliked long farewells" "he took his leave" "parting is such sweet sorrow"
|Related terms:||departure valediction separate|