1. [ noun ] (botany) the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
Synonyms: foliage leafage
Related terms: plant_organ blade scale cotyledon leaflet greenery dandelion_green amplexicaul_leaf serrate_leaf erose_leaf frond sporophyll pad rosette simple_leaf compound_leaf entire_leaf crenate_leaf floral_leaf dentate_leaf emarginate_leaf fig_leaf runcinate_leaf lobed_leaf parted_leaf lily_pad cataphyll leaf_shape lobe venation parenchyma foliate
2. [ noun ] (printing) a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
Synonyms: folio
Related terms: sheet page flyleaf interleaf written_communication
3. [ verb ] produce leaves, of plants
Related terms: grow
4. [ verb ] turn over pages

"leaf through a book"

Related terms: turn
5. [ verb ] turn over pages

"leaf through a book" "leaf a manuscript"

Related terms: turn turn
6. [ verb ] look through a book or other written material
Synonyms: flick riffle thumb riff flip

"He thumbed through the report" "She leafed through the volume"

Related terms: peruse
7. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 10474
8. [ noun ] hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
Related terms: section drop-leaf dinner_table
Similar spelling:   leafy