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Leave (v. i.) To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out.
Leave (v. t.) To raise; to levy.
Leave (n.) Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
Leave (n.) The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go.
Leave (v.) To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
Leave (v.) To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
Leave (v.) To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
Leave (v.) To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
Leave (v.) To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
Leave (v.) 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 (v.) 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.
Leave (v. i.) To depart; to set out.
Leave (v. i.) To cease; to desist; to leave off.
Left (imp. & p. p.) of Leave
Left (imp. & p. p.) of Leave.
Left (a.) Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.
Left (n.) That part of surrounding space toward which the left side of one's body is turned; as, the house is on the left when you face North.
Left (n.) Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who are in the opposition; the advanced republicans and extreme radicals. They have their seats at the left-hand side of the presiding officer. See Center, and Right.