HyperDic: leaf

English > 6 senses of the word leaf:
NOUNplantleaf, leafage, foliagethe main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
communicationleaf, folioa sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript / manuscript or book)
artifactleafhinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
VERBperceptionleaf, flick, flip, thumb, riffle, rifflook through a book or other written material
motionleafturn over pages
bodyleafproduce leaves, of plants
leaf > pronunciation
Soundsliy'f
Rhymesbeef ... thief: 21 rhymes with iyf...
English > leaf: 6 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningThe main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants.
Synonymsleafage, foliage
Partsleaf shape, leaf formAny of the various shape that leaves of plants can assume
lobe(botany) a part into which a leaf is divided
venation(botany) the arrangement of veins in a leaf
Narroweramplexicaul leafA leaf with its base clasping the stem
betel leaf, betelA leaf of a vine from the betel pepper
blade, leaf bladeespecially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
cataphyllA reduced or scarcely developed leaf at the start of a plant's life (i.e., cotyledons) or in the early stages of leaf development
compound leafA leaf composed of a number of leaflets on a common stalk
crenate leafA leaf having a scalloped margin
dandelion greenThe foliage of the dandelion plant
dentate leafA leaf having a toothed margin
emarginate leafA leaf having a notch at the apex
entire leafA leaf having a smooth margin without notches or indentations
erose leafA leaf having a jagged margin as though gnawed
fig leafA leaf from a fig tree
floral leafA modified leaf that is part of a flower
frondcompound leaf of a fern or palm or cycad
greenery, verduregreen foliage
leafletPart of a compound leaf
lobed leafA leaf having deeply indented margins
padThe large floating leaf of an aquatic plant (as the water lily)
parallel-veined leafA leaf whose veins run in parallel from the stem
parted leafA leaf having margins incised almost to the base so as to create distinct divisions or lobes
pitcher(botany) a leaf that that is modified in such a way as to resemble a pitcher or ewer
prickly-edged leafA leaf having prickly margins
rosetteA cluster of leaves growing in crowded circles from a common center or crown (usually at or close to the ground)
runcinate leafA leaf having incised margins with the lobes or teeth curved toward the base
scale, scale leafA specialized leaf or bract that protects a bud or catkin
serrate leafA leaf having a margin notched like a saw with teeth pointing toward the apex
simple leafA leaf that is not divided into parts
sporophyll, sporophylleaf in ferns and mosses that bears the sporangia
Broaderplant organA functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
SubstancesparenchymaThe primary tissue of higher plants composed of thin-walled cells that remain capable of cell division even when mature
Spanishfollaje, hoja
Catalanfullam, fulla, fullatge
Adjectivesfoliaceousof or pertaining to or resembling the leaf of a plant
leafyhaving or covered with leaves
Nounsleafletpart of a compound leaf
Verbsleafproduce leaves, of plants
English > leaf: 6 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript / manuscript or book).
Synonymfolio
Part ofwritten communication, written language, black and whiteCommunication by means of written symbols (either printed or handwritten)
NarrowerflyleafA blank leaf in the front or back of a book
interleafA blank leaf inserted between the leaves of a book
pageOne side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
Broadersheet, piece of paper, sheet of paperPaper used for writing or printing
Spanishfolio, hoja
Catalanfoli, full
Nounsleafleta small book usually having a paper cover
Verbsleafturn over pages
leaflook through a book or other written material
English > leaf: 6 senses > noun 3, artifact
Meaninghinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door).
Part ofdinner tableThe dining table where dinner is served and eaten
Narrowerdrop-leafA hinged leaf on a table that can be raised and supported by a bracket
Broadersection, segmentOne of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object
Nounsleafleta thin triangular flap of a heart valve
English > leaf: 6 senses > verb 1, perception
Meaninglook through a book or other written material.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example "She leafed through the volume"
Synonymsflick, flip, thumb, riffle, riff
BroaderperuseExamine or consider with attention and in detail
Nounsleafa sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript / manuscript or book)
English > leaf: 6 senses > verb 2, motion
Meaningturn over pages.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s PP
Examples
  • "leaf through a book"
  • "leaf a manuscript"
Broaderturn, turn overCause to move around a center so as to show another side of
Spanishhojear
Catalanfullejar
Nounsleafa sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript / manuscript or book)
English > leaf: 6 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningproduce leaves, of plants.
PatternSomething ----s
Broadergrow, develop, produce, get, acquireCome to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes)
Nounsleaf, leafagethe main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

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