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leaf

leaf

 
 
pronunciation:
lif
parts of speech:
noun, verb
phrases:
turn over a new leaf
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part of speech: noun
inflections: leaves
definition 1: one of the usually green, flat parts of a plant or tree that grows from the stem or branch.
Many leaves fell from the tree during the wind storm.
 
synonyms:
blade
similar words:
frond, leaflet, needle, petal, sepal
definition 2: a sheet of paper, usually bound in a book.
Each side of a leaf is a page.
synonyms:
page
similar words:
sheet
definition 3: the part of a table top, door, or the like that can be removed or is hinged.
We will need to add a leaf to the dining room table.
similar words:
cover, shelf
phrase: turn over a new leaf
 
part of speech: verb
inflections: leafed, leafing, leafs
definition 1: to bear or sprout leaves.
Has the tree you planted last year begun to leaf yet?
similar words:
bloom, flower, germinate, sprout
definition 2: to quickly turn the pages of a book, magazine, or the like (usually followed by "through").
She had time to leaf through the book, but not to read it.
 
synonyms:
scan, skim, thumb
similar words:
browse, flip, look
derivations: leafless (adj.), leaflike (adj.)
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some kinds of leaves
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some things that eat leaves
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