leave leave  /ˈliv/


  1. (n) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
  2. (n) permission to do something
  3. (n) the act of departing politely
  4. (v) go away from a place
  5. (v) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
  6. (v) act or be so as to become in a specified state
  7. (v) leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
  8. (v) move out of or depart from
  9. (v) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
  10. (v) have as a result or residue
  11. (v) remove oneself from an association with or participation in
  12. (v) put into the care or protection of someone
  13. (v) leave or give by will after one's death
  14. (v) have left or have as a remainder
  15. (v) be survived by after one's death
  16. (v) transmit (knowledge or skills)
  17. (v) leave behind unintentionally


  1. Photo-illustration by Arthur Hochstein The first, represented by many congressional Democrats, argues that it is past the time for America to leave.
  2. Before the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, an employee requesting leave for family or medical reasons was often at the whim of his employer.
  3. Secretary Hughes has been kept busy giving charges and conferring with his Ambassadors and Ministers, a great many of whom are now on leave in this country.


  1. Leave Fireworks to the Professionals this Fourth of July

    AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2013  /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- June is Fireworks Eye Safety Awareness Month, and the Texas Ophthalmological Association (TOA) wants to remind consumers to leave fireworks to professionals. "Too many Fourth of July celebrations are ruined because a child has to be rushed to the emergency room after a fireworks accident," said David K. Coats, MD, TOA President and ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  2. US To Leave Missiles, Jets Behind In Jordan After Military Exercise (Video)

    The U.S. troops currently in Jordan participating in the military exercise Eager Lion plan to leave the country Thursday when the training ends. But the Pentagon says they'll be leaving behind a detachment of F-16s and U.S. Patriot missiles at Jordan's request.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KPBS San Diego

  3. Chinese dissident to leave New York University shortly

    By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who left his home country last year and became a visiting scholar at New York University, will leave the school this summer, but will likely remain in the United States, university officials said on Thursday. Chen made international headlines last year when he escaped house arrest in China's Shandong province, after ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I am in good health and feel lucky to have been able to coach in the NFL for an extended period of time," Parcells said. "I leave the game and the NFL with nothing but good feelings and gratitude to all the players, coaches and other people...
    on Jan 22, 2007 By: Bill Parcells Source: Seattle Times

  2. Maradona said: "I may leave tomorrow. I'll have to think carefully about it and talk with my family and the players."
    on Jul 3, 2010 By: Diego Maradona Source: The Sun

  3. He said that as soon as Afghans "are able to take care and take security for their own country, that is when we can leave."
    on Jun 21, 2010 By: David Cameron Source: The Associated Press

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