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lease a contract or agreement for the occupancy or use of one party's property by another for a specified period of time and in exchange for monetary or other compensation; rental agreement. [5 definitions]
leasehold the holding of a property by lease, or the property so held.
leash a length of leather, chain, rope, or the like, attached to the collar of an animal in order to lead it or keep it under control. [3 definitions]
least superlative of "little." [5 definitions]
least common denominator the smallest number that two or more fractions share as a common denominator; lowest common denominator.
least common multiple the smallest number into which each of two or more whole numbers is exactly divisible.
leastwise (informal) at any rate; at least; anyway.
leather the tanned or preserved skin of an animal, usu. with the hair or fur removed. [5 definitions]
leatherback the largest living sea turtle, characterized by its leathery upper shell, which can reach a length of over eight feet.
leatherneck (slang) a United States marine.
leatherwood a shrub, native to North America, having tough, flexible bark and bearing yellow flowers.
leathery similar to leather in appearance or texture; weathered.
leave1 to depart or go away from. [10 definitions]
leave2 permission. [3 definitions]
leave3 to grow leaves, as a tree.
leave alone to allow to be apart from or undisturbed by others. [2 definitions]
leaved having a leaf, leaves, or a particular kind or number of leaves (usu. used in combination).
leave in the lurch to abandon (someone) in an embarrassing or difficult position.
leaven a substance, such as yeast, that produces fermentation in a dough or batter and causes it to rise. [4 definitions]
leavening an agent such as yeast or baking powder that causes the formation of carbon dioxide gas in batter or dough, causing it to expand and rise. [2 definitions]
leave no stone unturned to use every means possible; consider every possibility.