Meaning of LEAF in English

LEAF

[leaf] n, pl leaves also leafs often attrib [ME leef, fr. OE leaf; akin to OHG loub leaf] (bef. 12c) 1 a (1): a lateral outgrowth from a plant stem that is typically a flattened expanded variably shaped greenish organ, constitutes a unit of the foliage, and functions primarily in food manufacture by photosynthesis (2): a modified leaf primarily engaged in functions other than food manufacture b (1): foliage "trees in full ~" (2): the leaves of a plant as an article of commerce

2: something suggestive of a leaf: as a: a part of a book or folded sheet containing a page on each side b (1): a part (as of window shutters, folding doors, or gates) that slides or is hinged (2): the movable parts of a table top c (1): a thin sheet or plate of any substance: lamina (2): metal (as gold or silver) in sheets usu. thinner than foil (3): one of the plates of a leaf spring -- leaf.less adj -- leaf.like adj

[2]leaf vi (1611) 1: to shoot out or produce leaves

2: to turn over pages "~ through a book" ~ vt: to turn over the pages of

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