Word Focus

focusing on words and literature





Definitions and Synonyms of leave | Another word for leave | What is leave?

Definition 1: the act of departing politely - [noun denoting act]

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

  • he disliked long farewells
  • he took his leave
  • parting is such sweet sorrow

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) the act of departing

(... is a kind of leave ) the act of saying farewell

Definition 2: permission to do something - [noun denoting communication]

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

  • she was granted leave to speak

(leave is a kind of ...) approval to do something

"he asked permission to leave"

Definition 3: the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty - [noun denoting time]

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

  • a ten day's leave to visit his mother

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) a time period when you are not required to work

"he requested time off to attend his grandmother's funeral"

(... is a kind of leave ) a temporary leave of absence from military duty

(... is a kind of leave ) (military) a written leave of absence

"he had a pass for three days"

(... is a kind of leave ) (military) leave granted in an emergency such as family sickness or death

(... is a kind of leave ) a leave usually taken every seventh year

(... is a kind of leave ) leave granted to a sailor or naval officer

(... is a kind of leave ) a leave of absence from work because of illness

(... is a kind of leave ) final leave before discharge from military service

Definition 4: leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking - [verb of change]

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

  • leave it as is
  • leave the young fawn alone
  • leave the flowers that you see in the park behind

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) resist doing something

"He refrained from hitting him back" "she could not forbear weeping"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave unchanged

"let it be"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) have left or have as a remainder

"That left the four of us" "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

Definition 5: be survived by after one's death - [verb of change]

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

  • He left six children
  • At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of leave ) cause to be without a spouse

"The war widowed many women in the former Yugoslavia"

(leave implies ...) pass from physical life and lose all bodily attributes and functions necessary to sustain life

"She died from cancer" "The children perished in the fire" "The patient went peacefully" "The old guy kicked the bucket at the age of 102"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) depart and not take along

"He left behind all his possessions when he moved to Europe"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

Definition 6: leave behind unintentionally - [verb of cognition]

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

  • I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant
  • I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) miss from one's possessions; lose sight of

"I've lost my glasses again!"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 7: go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness - [verb of cognition]

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

  • 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

(... is a kind of leave ) cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly

"jilt a lover or a bride"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

"The mother deserted her children"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) leave behind unintentionally

"I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant" "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"

Definition 8: move out of or depart from - [verb of motion]

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

  • leave the room
  • the fugitive has left the country

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) move so as to change position, perform a nontranslational motion

"He moved his hand slightly to the right"

(... is a kind of leave ) move out of a dock

"We undocked at noon"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave an aircraft rapidly, using an ejection seat or capsule

(... is a kind of leave ) go outside a room or building for a short period of time

(... is a kind of leave ) leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.

(... is a kind of leave ) exit a computer

"Please log off before you go home"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave (a barracks) in order to take a place in a military formation, or leave a military formation

"the soldiers fell out"

(... is a kind of leave ) get out of quickly

"The officer hopped out when he spotted an illegally parked car"

(... is a kind of leave ) march out, in a file

(... is a kind of leave ) exit briefly

"He popped out for a quick coffee break"

(... is a kind of leave ) move away from a place into another direction

"Go away before I start to cry" "The train departs at noon"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Definition 9: go away from a place - [verb of motion]

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

  • At what time does your train leave?
  • She didn't leave until midnight
  • The ship leaves at midnight

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of leave ) leave the house to go somewhere

"We never went out when our children were small"

(... is a kind of leave ) take the field

"The soldiers went out on missions"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave slowly and hesitantly

(... is a kind of leave ) leave

"The family took off for Florida"

(... is a kind of leave ) move out or away

"The troops pulled out after the cease-fire"

(... is a kind of leave ) depart in a hurry

(... is a kind of leave ) flee; take to one's heels; cut and run

"If you see this man, run!" "The burglars escaped before the police showed up"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave furtively and stealthily

"The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave behind empty; move out of

"You must vacate your office by tonight"

(... is a kind of leave ) ride away on a horse, for example

(... is a kind of leave ) leave suddenly and as if in a hurry

"The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas" "When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave immediately; used usually in the imperative form

"Scram!"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave suddenly

"She persuaded him to decamp" "skip town"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave in a certain condition

"She came away angry"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave abruptly, often in protest or anger

"The customer that was not served walked out"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave behind

"the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"

(... is a kind of leave ) go away from

"The actor walked off before he got his cue" "I got annoyed and just walked off"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave quickly

(... is a kind of leave ) go away or leave

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) move out of or depart from

"leave the room" "the fugitive has left the country"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 10: leave or give by will after one's death - [verb of possession]

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

  • My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry
  • My grandfather left me his entire estate

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) give as a present; make a gift of

"What will you give her for her birthday?"

(... is a kind of leave ) give by will, especially real property

(... is a kind of leave ) give to or transfer possession of

"She passed the family jewels on to her daughter-in-law"

(... is a kind of leave ) show appreciation to

"He remembered her in his will"

(... is a kind of leave ) limit the inheritance of property to a specific class of heirs

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) be survived by after one's death

"He left six children" "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) transmit (knowledge or skills)

"give a secret to the Russians" "leave your name and address here" "impart a new skill to the students"

Definition 11: transmit (knowledge or skills) - [verb of possession]

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

  • give a secret to the Russians
  • leave your name and address here
  • impart a new skill to the students

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) let something be known

"Tell them that you will be late"

(... is a kind of leave ) (of information) make known; pass on

"She conveyed the message to me"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) leave or give by will after one's death

"My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry" "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) convey or reveal information

"Give one's name"

Definition 12: put into the care or protection of someone - [verb of possession]

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

  • He left the decision to his deputy
  • leave your child in the nurse's care

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) place into the hands or custody of

"hand me the spoon, please" "Turn the files over to me, please" "He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers"

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

  • 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

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of leave ) give up or retire from a position

"The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month" "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"

(... is a kind of leave ) leave school or an educational program prematurely

"Many students drop out because they are not prepared for our challenging program"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) go away from a place

"At what time does your train leave?" "She didn't leave until midnight" "The ship leaves at midnight"

Definition 14: produce as a result or residue - [verb of stative]

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

  • The water left a mark on the silk dress
  • Her blood left a stain on the napkin

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) cause to happen, occur or exist

"This procedure produces a curious effect" "The new law gave rise to many complaints" "These chemicals produce a noxious vapor" "the new President must bring about a change in the health care system"

(... is a kind of leave ) tend to or result in

"This remark lead to further arguments among the guests"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) act or be so as to become in a specified state

"The inflation left them penniless" "The president's remarks left us speechless"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) have left or have as a remainder

"That left the four of us" "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

Definition 15: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain - [verb of stative]

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

  • This leaves no room for improvement
  • The evidence allows only one conclusion
  • allow for mistakes
  • leave lots of time for the trip
  • This procedure provides for lots of leeway

Synonyms for leave in the sense of this definition

(leave is a kind of ...) be the cause or source of

"He gave me a lot of trouble" "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) afford possibility

"This problem admits of no solution" "This short story allows of several different interpretations"

Definition 16: act or be so as to become in a specified state - [verb of stative]

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

  • The inflation left them penniless
  • The president's remarks left us speechless

(leave is a kind of ...) give certain properties to something

"get someone mad" "She made us look silly" "He made a fool of himself at the meeting" "Don't make this into a big deal" "This invention will make you a millionaire" "Make yourself clear"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) produce as a result or residue

"The water left a mark on the silk dress" "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

Definition 17: have left or have as a remainder - [verb of stative]

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

  • That left the four of us
  • 19 minus 8 leaves 11

(leave is a kind of ...) have left

"I have two years left" "I don't have any money left" "They have two more years before they retire"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

(leave has a similar meaning as ...) produce as a result or residue

"The water left a mark on the silk dress" "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

More words

Another word for leathery turtle

Another word for leathery polypody

Another word for leathery grape fern

Another word for leathery

Another word for leatherwork

Another word for leave alone

Another word for leave behind

Another word for leave no stone unturned

Another word for leave of absence

Another word for leave off


Other word for leave off

leave off meaning and synonyms

How to pronounce leave off