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Overview of noun leave

The noun leave has 3 senses? (first 2 from tagged texts)
1. (2) leave, leave of absence

(the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother")

2. (1) leave

(permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak")

3. farewell, leave, leave-taking, parting

(the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells"; "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow")


Overview of verb leave

The verb leave has 14 senses? (first 14 from tagged texts)
1. (146) leave, go forth, go away

(go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight")

2. (63) leave

(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")

3. (56) leave

(act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless")

4. (27) leave, leave alone, leave behind

(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")

5. (20) exit, go out, get out, leave

(move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country")

6. (19) leave, allow for, allow, provide

(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")

7. (16) leave, result, lead

(have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin")

8. (14) leave, depart, pull up stakes

(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")

9. (8) entrust, leave

(put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care")

10. (7) bequeath, will, leave

(leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate")

11. (5) leave

(have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11")

12. (5) leave, leave behind

(be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats")

13. (3) impart, leave, give, pass on

(transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students")

14. (3) forget, leave

(leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors")

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