[ US /ˈɫif/ ]
[ UK /lˈiːf/ ]
  1. hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
  2. the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
  3. a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
  1. look through a book or other written material
    She leafed through the volume
    He thumbed through the report
  2. produce leaves, of plants
  3. turn over pages
    leaf a manuscript
    leaf through a book
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How To Use leaf In A Sentence

  • Within a few days of its unveiling Achilles was modestly kitted out with a fig leaf.
  • BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Even without captain Mats Sundin, the Toronto Maple Leafs are still alive in the playoff chase. USATODAY.com
  • The six tapestries she planted come alive with interwoven threads of color and texture from golden boxleaf honeysuckle, lavender, hebe, leatherleaf sedge, and Bowles' golden sedge bordered by dwarf boxwood.
  • But if you want voluminous leaf production during summer, you may want to fertigate it occasionally. Gardening Without Irrigation: or without much, anyway
  • In 1883 Mr. Leaf wrote: "I take it that the _zoma_ means the waist of the cuirass which is covered by the _zoster_, and has the upper edge of the _mitrê_ or plated apron beneath it fastened round the warrior's body. ... Homer and His Age
  • On a tree that is virtually bare, one can often see a solitary leaf still fluttering on a top twig. Times, Sunday Times
  • A turtle eating the insect that eats the leaf makes a chain of two.
  • But a tiny, naturally-occurring steviol glycoside constituent (about two to four percent of a whole leaf) of the plant, called rebaudioside A (also known as reb A, rebiana, stevia extract), was passed into Generally Regarded As Safe (GRAS) status by the FDA in 2008. Pooja R. Mottl: Can Stevia Solve Our Obsession With Sweetness?
  • _Phyllocactus_ in having the branches dilated into the form of fleshy leaves, but differ in haying them divided into short truncate leaf-like portions, which are articulated, that is to say, provided with a joint by which they separate spontaneously; the margins are crenate or dentate, and the flowers, which are large and showy, magenta or crimson, appear at the apex of the terminal joints. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4 "Bulgaria" to "Calgary"
  • The earth was rich with undisturbed deposits of leaf mould and beech mast. Times, Sunday Times
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