Leave


Leave
Leave Leave, n. [OE. leve, leave, AS. le['a]f; akin to le['o]f pleasing, dear, E. lief, D. oorlof leave, G. arlaub, and erlauben to permit, Icel. leyfi. [root]124. See {Lief}.] 1. Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license. [1913 Webster]

David earnestly asked leave of me. --1 Sam. xx. 6. [1913 Webster]

No friend has leave to bear away the dead. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go. [1913 Webster]

A double blessing is a'double grace; Occasion smiles upon a second leave. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

And Paul after this tarried there yet a good while, and then took his leave of the brethren. --Acts xviii. 18. [1913 Webster]

{French leave}. See under {French}.

Syn: See {Liberty}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Leave — Leave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Left} (l[e^]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaving}.] [OE. leven, AS. l?fan, fr. l[=a]f remnant, heritage; akin to lifian, libban, to live, orig., to remain; cf. bel[=i]fan to remain, G. bleiben, Goth. bileiban. [root]119. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leave — may be:* Permission for absence: ** Garden leave ** Leave (military) ** Leave, use of paid time off ** Parental leave*Leave (song), a song by American rock band R.E.M. included in their album New Adventures in Hi Fi. *Leave, a song by Lula and… …   Wikipedia

  • Leave It to Me — Leave It to Me! ist ein Musical von Cole Porter, das Buch stammt von Samuel und Bella Spewack nach ihrem Stück Clear All Wires (1932). Das Musical wurde von Vinton Freedley produziert, Mary Martin debütierte am Broadway[1] und Gene Kelly hatte… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leave — Leave, v. i. 1. To depart; to set out. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] By the time I left for Scotland. Carlyle. [1913 Webster] 2. To cease; to desist; to leave off. He . . . began at the eldest, and left at the youngest. Gen. xliv. 12. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leave It to Me! — ist ein Musical von Cole Porter, das Buch stammt von Samuel und Bella Spewack nach ihrem Stück Clear All Wires (1932). Das Musical wurde von Vinton Freedley produziert, Mary Martin debütierte am Broadway[1] und Gene Kelly hatte mit einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Leave — Leave, v. t. [See {Levy}.] To raise; to levy. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] An army strong she leaved. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Leave — Leave, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Leaved}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Leaving}] To send out leaves; to leaf; often with out. G. Fletcher. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leave — leave1 leaver, n. /leev/, v., left, leaving. v.t. 1. to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house. 2. to depart from permanently; quit: to leave a job. 3. to let remain or have remaining behind after going, disappearing, ceasing, etc …   Universalium

  • Leave It — Infobox Single Name = Leave It Artist = Yes from Album = 90125 B side = Leave It Released = 1984 Format = Recorded = 1983 Genre = Pop rock Length = 4:14 Label = Atco Records Writer = Producer = Trevor Horn Certification = Chart position = #24… …   Wikipedia

  • leave — I. verb (left; leaving) Etymology: Middle English leven, from Old English lǣfan; akin to Old High German verleiben to leave, Old English belīfan to be left over, and perhaps to Lithuanian lipti to adhere, Greek lipos grease, fat Date: before 12th …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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