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1. leaf

noun. ['ˈliːf'] the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants.

Synonyms

  • scale
  • lobe
  • fig leaf
  • rosette
  • serrate leaf
  • floral leaf
  • scale leaf
  • venation
  • verdure
  • parted leaf
  • leafage
  • foliage
  • compound leaf
  • leaf blade
  • cataphyll
  • entire leaf
  • simple leaf
  • crenate leaf
  • frond
  • leaflet
  • sporophyl
  • pitcher
  • greenery
  • parallel-veined leaf
  • blade
  • prickly-edged leaf
  • runcinate leaf
  • dandelion green
  • amplexicaul leaf
  • emarginate leaf
  • sporophyll
  • plant organ
  • lobed leaf
  • dentate leaf
  • leaf shape
  • erose leaf
  • pad
  • parenchyma

Antonyms

  • switch on
  • disengage
  • switch off
  • respectful

Etymology

  • leef (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Leaf

  • disbelief
  • bas-relief
  • vancleef
  • debrief
  • salif
  • relief
  • motif
  • matif
  • massif
  • hafif
  • belief
  • stief
  • sharif
  • saif
  • okeeffe
  • o'keeffe
  • okeefe
  • o'keefe
  • grief
  • greiff
  • greif
  • grefe
  • graeff
  • graefe
  • graef
  • brief
  • thief
  • sheaf
  • seife
  • seif

Example sentences of the word leaf


1. Noun, singular or mass
Look for a second leaf to appear on the stem first.

2. Adjective
Wilted brown leaves can be caused by diseases such as sooty mold, leaf spot fungus or powdery mildew.

Quotes containing the word leaf


1. Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

2. There's design, and there's art. Good design is total harmony. There's no better designer than nature - if you look at a branch or a leaf, it's perfect. It's all function. Art is different. It's about emotion. It's about suffering and beauty - but mostly suffering!
- Diane von Furstenberg

3. If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree.
- Michael Crichton

2. leaf-roller

noun. moth whose larvae form nests by rolling and tying leaves with spun silk.

Synonyms

  • tortricid
  • tortricid moth

3. leaf-miner

noun. any of various small moths or dipterous flies whose larvae burrow into and feed on leaf tissue especially of the family Gracilariidae.

Synonyms

  • insect

4. leaf-like

adjective. resembling a leaf.

Synonyms

  • leaflike

Antonyms

  • aphyllous
  • defoliate

5. leaf-cutter

noun. bee that cuts rounded pieces from leaves and flowers to line its nest.

Synonyms

  • leaf-cutter bee
  • genus Megachile
  • leaf-cutting bee
  • Megachile

6. leaf

noun. ['ˈliːf'] a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book).

Synonyms

  • interleaf
  • written language
  • page
  • piece of paper
  • sheet
  • folio
  • black and white
  • flyleaf
  • sheet of paper

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • uncover
  • color
  • unfold

Etymology

  • leef (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. leaf

verb. ['ˈliːf'] produce leaves, of plants.

Synonyms

  • produce
  • grow
  • get
  • acquire

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • pull
  • differentiate
  • dedifferentiate

Etymology

  • leef (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. leaf

verb. ['ˈliːf'] look through a book or other written material.

Synonyms

  • riffle
  • thumb
  • flip
  • flick
  • riff

Antonyms

  • shorten
  • lose
  • lend
  • refuse

Etymology

  • leef (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. leaf

noun. ['ˈliːf'] hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door).

Synonyms

  • section
  • segment
  • dinner table

Antonyms

  • ride
  • empty
  • verso
  • recto

Etymology

  • leef (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. leaf

verb. ['ˈliːf'] turn over pages.

Synonyms

  • turn over

Antonyms

  • disappear
  • decrease

Etymology

  • leef (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leaf (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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