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Meaning of "leave" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD LEAVE

Old English lǣfan; related to belīfan to be left as a remainder.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF LEAVE

leave  [liːv] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF LEAVE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Leave is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb leave in English.

WHAT DOES LEAVE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Leave

Leave may refer to: ▪ Leave of absence, a period of time that one is to be away from one's primary job while maintaining the status of employee ▪ Leave, a period of time in which a soldier is allowed to be away from his or her assigned unit ▪ Leave, a 2010 film by Robert Celestino...

Definition of leave in the English dictionary

The first definition of leave in the dictionary is to go or depart. Other definition of leave is to cause to remain behind, often by mistake, in a place. Leave is also to cause to be or remain in a specified state.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO LEAVE

PRESENT

Present
I leave
you leave
he/she/it leaves
we leave
you leave
they leave
Present continuous
I am leaving
you are leaving
he/she/it is leaving
we are leaving
you are leaving
they are leaving
Present perfect
I have left
you have left
he/she/it has left
we have left
you have left
they have left
Present perfect continuous
I have been leaving
you have been leaving
he/she/it has been leaving
we have been leaving
you have been leaving
they have been leaving
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I left
you left
he/she/it left
we left
you left
they left
Past continuous
I was leaving
you were leaving
he/she/it was leaving
we were leaving
you were leaving
they were leaving
Past perfect
I had left
you had left
he/she/it had left
we had left
you had left
they had left
Past perfect continuous
I had been leaving
you had been leaving
he/she/it had been leaving
we had been leaving
you had been leaving
they had been leaving
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will leave
you will leave
he/she/it will leave
we will leave
you will leave
they will leave
Future continuous
I will be leaving
you will be leaving
he/she/it will be leaving
we will be leaving
you will be leaving
they will be leaving
Future perfect
I will have left
you will have left
he/she/it will have left
we will have left
you will have left
they will have left
Future perfect continuous
I will have been leaving
you will have been leaving
he/she/it will have been leaving
we will have been leaving
you will have been leaving
they will have been leaving
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would leave
you would leave
he/she/it would leave
we would leave
you would leave
they would leave
Conditional continuous
I would be leaving
you would be leaving
he/she/it would be leaving
we would be leaving
you would be leaving
they would be leaving
Conditional perfect
I would have leave
you would have leave
he/she/it would have leave
we would have leave
you would have leave
they would have leave
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been leaving
you would have been leaving
he/she/it would have been leaving
we would have been leaving
you would have been leaving
they would have been leaving
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you leave
we let´s leave
you leave
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to leave
Past participle
left
Present Participle
leaving
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH LEAVE


achieve
əˈtʃiːv
believe
bɪˈliːv
breve
briːv
conceive
kənˈsiːv
deceive
dɪˈsiːv
eve
iːv
grieve
ɡriːv
half-sleeve
ˈhɑːfˌsliːv
leve
liːv
naive
naɪˈiːv
nieve
niːv
perceive
pəˈsiːv
receive
rɪˈsiːv
reeve
riːv
relieve
rɪˈliːv
retrieve
rɪˈtriːv
sleeve
sliːv
vive
viːv
weave
wiːv
we´ve
wiːv

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE LEAVE

leathery turtle
leave alone
leave be
leave behind
leave for dead
leave go
leave it at that
leave much to be desired
leave no stone unturned
leave of absence
leave off
leave out
leave someone alone
leave someone cold
leave someone in the lurch
leave someone or something in the dust
leave someone to himself
leave someone to his own devices
leave the field
leave well alone

WORDS THAT END LIKE LEAVE

annual leave
basket weave
basketweave
by your leave
by-your-leave
cleave
greave
heave
home leave
interleave
Jacquard weave
maternity leave
on leave
parental leave
reave
sabbatical leave
shore leave
sick leave
study leave
ticket of leave

Synonyms and antonyms of leave in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «LEAVE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «leave» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of leave

Translation of «leave» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF LEAVE

Find out the translation of leave to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of leave from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «leave» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

请假
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

permiso
570 millions of speakers

English

leave
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

छोड़
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

إجَازَةٌ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

позволение
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

permissão
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছেড়ে
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

congé
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Cuti
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Beurlaubung
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

許可
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

휴가
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ninggalake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

nghỉ phép
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

விட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

सोडा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayrılmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

permesso
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

pozwolenie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

відпустка
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

concediu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

άδεια
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verlaat
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ledighet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

permisjon
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of leave

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «LEAVE»

The term «leave» is very widely used and occupies the 1.012 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «LEAVE» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about leave

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «LEAVE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word leave.
1
Isabelle Adjani
To leave in search of yourself, of your real needs, is easier when you don't have to justify yourself to anyone, when there are not too many people bestowing you their attention.
2
Tori Amos
In our minds, love and lust are really separated. It's hard to find someone that can be kind and you can trust enough to leave your kids with, and isn't afraid to throw her man up against the wall and lick him from head to toe.
3
Amelia Barr
Whatever the scientists may say, if we take the supernatural out of life, we leave only the unnatural.
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Brene Brown
Waking up every day and loving someone who may or may not love us back, whose safety we can't ensure, who may stay in our lives or may leave without a moment's notice, who may be loyal to the day they die or betray us tomorrow - that's vulnerability.
5
Craig Brown
There's nothing wrong with procrastination. Or is there? I'll leave it to you to decide, but only if you have the time.
6
Laura Bell Bundy
I always have plans to return to the stage. I leave myself very open. I think what would be more likely is if I did a limited run of something, whether it be a play or a musical.
7
Billie Burke
If I ever loved a man better than I love my art, I should marry him and leave the stage. But I have never met such a man.
8
Alex Campbell
I go gladly to my wife and boy, and I leave this world at peace with every one in it and at peace with God.
9
Nick Cannon
The people who truly love me and loved me before all of this stuff. You can't ever leave them behind.
10
Eugene Cernan
We leave as we came and, god willing, as we shall return, with peace, and hope for all mankind.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «LEAVE»

Discover the use of leave in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to leave and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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I Hate You--Don't Leave Me: Understanding the Borderline ...
This expanded and revised edition remains as accessible and useful as its predecessor and will reestablish this book as the go-to source for those diagnosed with BPD, their family, friends, and colleagues, as well as professionals and ...
Jerold J. Kreisman, Hal Straus, 2010
2
Leave No Doubt: A Credo for Chasing Your Dreams
This is not just a book about hockey but a book about life, rooted in Babcock's "Leave No Doubt" credo.
Mike Babcock, 2012
3
Never Leave Well Enough Alone
One of hte nation's leading industrial designers discusses his own life and accomplishments, from creating the Studebaker to designing the packaging for Lucky Strikes. (Fine Arts)
Raymond Loewy, 2002
4
The Politics of Parental Leave Policies: Children, ...
The politics of parental leave policies addresses how and why, and by whom, particular policies are created and subsequently developed in particular countries.
Sheila Kamerman, Sheila B. Kamerman, Peter Moss, 2011
5
Talking About Leaving: Why Undergraduates Leave The Sciences
This intriguing book explores the reasons that lead undergraduates of above-average ability to switch from science, mathematics, and engineering majors into nonscience majors.
Elaine Seymour, 2008
6
The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave: How to Recognize the ...
Praise for the First Edition of "The 7 Hidden Reasons Employees Leave" "In this book, Branham has turned the tables on retention. His concept of pull-versus-push factors is a great insight.
Leigh Branham, 2012
7
What We Leave Behind
What We Leave Behind is a piercing, impassioned guide to living a truly responsible life on earth.
Derrick Jensen, Aric McBay, 2011
8
Leave Me Breathless
Leather and lace don’t strike sparks.
Cherrie Lynn, 2012
9
Will He Really Leave Her For Me?: Understanding Your ...
Will He Really Leave Her for Me? is the lifeline you need to explore such questions as: how can you tell if he really will leave her?; are you in this relationship for the right reasons?; how do you take care of yourself if the relationship ...
Rona B. Subotnik, 2005
10
"If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die": How Genocide Was ...
This is a book about a terrible spate of mass violence.
Geoffrey Robinson, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «LEAVE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term leave is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Best Song of the Week is ...Chvrches “Leave A Trace” | Vanity Fair
The best song of the week was from Chvrches whose new track, “Leave A Trace,” shows that a band can evolve while still staying true to their ... «Vanity Fair, Jul 15»
2
Cristiano Ronaldo 'planning to leave Real Madrid after selling €40 …
The agent of Los Blancos legend Iker Casillas claims the Portuguese superstar is considering the Bernabeu exit after flogging his image rights ... «Mirror.co.uk, Jul 15»
3
IKEA designs doggy parking bays so customers can leave pets outside
First came 'Manland', now doggy parking bays: IKEA designs spaces so customers can leave their pets outside while they go shopping. «Daily Mail, Jul 15»
4
Mourinho willing to let Salah & Filipe Luis leave Chelsea - Goal.com
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has confirmed Filipe Luis and Mohamed Salah will be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge permanently this ... «Goal.com, Jul 15»
5
Ineos chief makes case for UK to leave European Union - FT.com
Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire founder of Ineos, the chemicals group, has predicted that the UK would thrive outside the European Union, ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
6
Website plans to leave car showrooms behind - FT.com
“Buying a brand-new car, that's painful,” says James Hind. He is trying to make it a little less so. Mr Hind is the 28-year-old founder of Carwow, ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
7
ST Engineering CEO on medical leave following stroke - Channel …
Mr Tan Pheng Hock is on medical leave for about four weeks pending doctors' review, after he suffered a mild stroke. POSTED: 20 Jul 2015 08: ... «Channel News Asia, Jul 15»
8
Islamic State could trip up U.S. plans to leave Afghanistan - LA Times
But he said, “If we leave and there's no money coming in, years later could that happen? Yeah, maybe.” Those warnings were echoed by ... «Los Angeles Times, Jul 15»
9
'The Young And The Restless' Recap For Friday: Avery Wants To …
On Friday's episode of the CBS soap opera "The Young and the Restless," Avery decided to leave Genoa City. The episode focused on Lily ... «International Business Times, Jul 15»
10
Georgia Police Officer on Paid Leave After K-9 Dies While Trapped …
A Georgia police officer is on paid leave after his K-9 partner was left in his patrol car Thursday for about 10 hours, as temperatures broke the ... «People Magazine, Jul 15»

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