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Definition 1: hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door) - [noun denoting artifact]

(leaf is a kind of ...) one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object

"a section of a fishing rod" "metal sections were used below ground" "finished the final segment of the road"

(... is a kind of leaf ) a hinged leaf on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket

(... is part of leaf) the dining table where dinner is served and eaten

Definition 2: a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book) - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for leaf in the sense of this definition

(leaf is a kind of ...) paper used for writing or printing

(... is a kind of leaf ) a blank leaf in the front or back of a book

(... is a kind of leaf ) a blank leaf inserted between the leaves of a book

(... is a kind of leaf ) one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains

(... is part of leaf) communication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)

Definition 3: the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for leaf in the sense of this definition

(leaf is a kind of ...) a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf from a fig tree

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having prickly margins

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf that is not divided into parts

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having a smooth margin without notches or indentations

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having a scalloped margin

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having a margin notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having a toothed margin

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having a notch at the apex

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having a jagged margin as though gnawed

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having incised margins with the lobes or teeth curved toward the base; as a dandelion leaf

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having deeply indented margins

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf having margins incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf of a vine from the betel pepper

(... is a kind of leaf ) a specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin

(... is a kind of leaf ) a reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development

(... is a kind of leaf ) a modified leaf that is part of a flower

(... is a kind of leaf ) the foliage of the dandelion plant

(... is a kind of leaf ) (botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer

(... is a kind of leaf ) leaf in ferns and mosses that bears the sporangia

(... is a kind of leaf ) a cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground)

(... is a kind of leaf ) especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf with its base clasping the stem

(... is a kind of leaf ) green foliage

(... is a kind of leaf ) part of a compound leaf

(... is a kind of leaf ) compound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad

(... is a kind of leaf ) the large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)

(... is a kind of leaf ) a leaf whose veins run in parallel from the stem

(leaf is a part of ...) (botany) a part into which a leaf is divided

(leaf is a part of ...) (botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf

(leaf is a part of ...) any of the various shape that leaves of plants can assume

(leaf is made of the substance ...) the primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature; constitutes the greater part of leaves, roots, the pulp of fruits, and the pith of stems

Definition 4: produce leaves, of plants - [verb of body]

(leaf is a kind of ...) come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)

"He grew a beard" "The patient developed abdominal pains" "I got funny spots all over my body" "Well-developed breasts"

Definition 5: turn over pages - [verb of motion]

Samples where leaf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • leaf through a book
  • leaf a manuscript

(leaf is a kind of ...) cause to move around a center so as to show another side of

"turn a page of a book"

Definition 6: look through a book or other written material - [verb of perception]

Samples where leaf or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He thumbed through the report
  • She leafed through the volume

Synonyms for leaf in the sense of this definition

(leaf is a kind of ...) examine or consider with attention and in detail

"Please peruse this report at your leisure"

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