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leaf

leaf

 
pronunciation:
lif
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
phrases:
turn over a new leaf
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part of speech: noun
inflections: leaves
definition 1: one of the usu. green, flat parts of a plant that grow from the stem or branch and produce food by photosynthesis, or a similar growth or structure.
 
synonyms:
blade, lamina
similar words:
bract, frond, leaflet, needle, petal, phyllome, sepal
definition 2: leaves collectively; foliage.
trees in leaf
synonyms:
foliage, leafage
similar words:
flora, foliation, vegetation, verdure
definition 3: a sheet of paper, usu. bound in a book, each side of which constitutes a page.
synonyms:
page
similar words:
flyleaf, folio, sheet
definition 4: a thin sheet or coating of metal.
gold leaf
synonyms:
foil, plate
similar words:
coat, cover, lamina, layer
definition 5: the hinged, movable, or detachable part of a table top, or of a door, screen, or the like.
similar words:
cover, shelf
phrase: turn over a new leaf
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: leafed, leafing, leafs
definition 1: to bear or sprout leaves.
synonyms:
foliate
similar words:
bloom, burgeon, flower, germinate, pullulate, sprout, vegetate
definition 2: to quickly turn the pages of a book, magazine, or the like (usu. fol. by through).
She only had time to leaf through the book.
 
synonyms:
scan, skim, thumb
similar words:
browse, flip, look, riffle
derivations: leafless (adj.), leaflike (adj.)
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