the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
a ten day's leave to visit his mother
permission to do something
she was granted leave to speak
the act of departing politely
he disliked long farewells|he took his leave|parting is such sweet sorrow
go away from a place
At what time does your train leave?|She didn't leave until midnight|The ship leaves at midnight
Synonym: go away, go forth
go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
She left a mess when she moved out|His good luck finally left him|her husband left her after 20 years of marriage|she wept thinking she had been left behind
act or be so as to become in a specified state
The inflation left them penniless|The president's remarks left us speechless
leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
leave it as is|leave the young fawn alone|leave the flowers that you see in the park behind
move out of or depart from
leave the room|the fugitive has left the country
Synonym: go out, get out, exit
make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
This leaves no room for improvement|The evidence allows only one conclusion|allow for mistakes|leave lots of time for the trip|This procedure provides for lots of leeway
produce as a result or residue
The water left a mark on the silk dress|Her blood left a stain on the napkin
Synonym: lead, result
remove oneself from an association with or participation in
She wants to leave|The teenager left home|She left her position with the Red Cross|He left the Senate after two terms|after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes
put into the care or protection of someone
He left the decision to his deputy|leave your child in the nurse's care
Synonym: entrust
leave or give by will after one's death
My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry|My grandfather left me his entire estate
Synonym: bequeath, will
have left or have as a remainder
That left the four of us|19 minus 8 leaves 11
be survived by after one's death
He left six children|At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats
Synonym: leave behind
transmit (knowledge or skills)
give a secret to the Russians|leave your name and address here|impart a new skill to the students
Synonym: give, impart, pass on
leave behind unintentionally
I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant|I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors
Synonym: forget
Antonym: arrive