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Meaning & Definition of Leaf in English

English

Leaf

/lif/

noun

1. The main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

    synonym:
  • leaf
  • ,
  • leafage
  • ,
  • foliage

2. A sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)

    synonym:
  • leaf
  • ,
  • folio

3. Hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)

    synonym:
  • leaf

verb

1. Look through a book or other written material

  • "He thumbed through the report"
  • "She leafed through the volume"
    synonym:
  • flick
  • ,
  • flip
  • ,
  • thumb
  • ,
  • riffle
  • ,
  • leaf
  • ,
  • riff

2. Turn over pages

  • "Leaf through a book"
  • "Leaf a manuscript"
    synonym:
  • leaf

3. Produce leaves, of plants

    synonym:
  • leaf

Examples of using

You must turn over a new leaf and work as hard as possible.
A dead leaf fell to the ground.
A fallen leaf floated on the surface of the water.