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4 definitions found
 for Leaving
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leave \Leave\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leaved; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Leaving]
     To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out. --G.
     Fletcher.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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[imac]fan to remain, G. bleiben, Goth. bileiban.
     [root]119. See Live, v.]
     1. To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart
        from; as, to leave the house.
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              Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
              mother, and shall cleave unto his wife. --Gen. ii.
                                                    24.
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     2. To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or
        continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
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              If grape gatherers come to thee, would they not
              leave some gleaning grapes ?          --Jer. xlix.
                                                    9.
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              These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the
              other undone.                         --Matt. xxiii.
                                                    23.
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              Besides it leaveth a suspicion, as if more might be
              said than is expressed.               --Bacon.
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     3. To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
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              Now leave complaining and begin your tea. --Pope.
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     4. To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to
        relinquish.
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              Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. --Mark
                                                    x. 28.
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              The heresies that men do leave.       --Shak.
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     5. To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to
        his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
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              I will leave you now to your gossiplike humor.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to
        submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as,
        leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave
        the matter to arbitrators.
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              Leave there thy gift before the altar and go thy
              way.                                  --Matt. v. 24.
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              The foot
              That leaves the print of blood where'er it walks.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he
        left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy
        to his niece.
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     8. to cause to be; -- followed by an adjective or adverb
        describing a state or condition; as, the losses due to
        fire leave me penniless; The cost of defending himself
        left Bill Clinton with a mountain of lawyers' bills.
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     To leave alone.
        (a) To leave in solitude.
        (b) To desist or refrain from having to do with; as, to
            leave dangerous chemicals alone.
  
     To leave off.
        (a) To desist from; to forbear; to stop; as, to leave off
            work at six o'clock.
        (b) To cease wearing or using; to omit to put in the usual
            position; as, to leave off a garment; to leave off the
            tablecloth.
        (c) To forsake; as, to leave off a bad habit.
  
     To leave out, to omit; as, to leave out a word or name in
        writing.
  
     To leave to one's self, to let (one) be alone; to cease
        caring for (one).
  
     Syn: Syn>- To quit; depart from; forsake; abandon;
          relinquish; deliver; bequeath; give up; forego; resign;
          surrender; forbear. See Quit.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  leaving
      n 1: the act of departing [syn: departure, going, going
           away, leaving]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "leaving":
     AWOL, French leave, abandonment, abscondence, absence,
     absence without leave, absentation, absenteeism, absenting,
     casting away, cessation, cut, day off, decampment, default,
     departure, desuetude, disappearance, disuse, egress, escape,
     evacuation, excused absence, exit, exodus, fleeing, flight,
     forsaking, furlough, getaway, going, hegira, holiday, hooky,
     jettison, jettisoning, leave, leave of absence, nonappearance,
     nonattendance, parting, passing, pulling out, removal, retirement,
     retreat, running away, sabbatical leave, sick leave,
     throwing overboard, truancy, truantism, unexcused absence,
     vacation, walkout, withdrawal
  
  

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