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NOUN (3)

1. the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants;
[syn: leaf, leafage, foliage]

2. a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book);
[syn: leaf, folio]

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

VERB (3)

1. look through a book or other written material;
- Example: "He thumbed through the report"
- Example: "She leafed through the volume"
[syn: flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff]

2. turn over pages;
- Example: "leaf through a book"
- Example: "leaf a manuscript"

3. produce leaves, of plants;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leaf \Leaf\ (l[=e]f), n.; pl. Leaves (l[=e]vz). [OE. leef, lef, leaf, AS. le['a]f; akin to S. l[=o]f, OFries. laf, D. loof foliage, G. laub, OHG. loub leaf, foliage, Icel. lauf, Sw. l["o]f, Dan. l["o]v, Goth. laufs; cf. Lith. lapas. Cf. Lodge.] 1. (Bot.) A colored, usually green, expansion growing from the side of a stem or rootstock, in which the sap for the use of the plant is elaborated under the influence of light; one of the parts of a plant which collectively constitute its foliage. [1913 Webster] Note: Such leaves usually consist of a blade, or lamina, supported upon a leafstalk or petiole, which, continued through the blade as the midrib, gives off woody ribs and veins that support the cellular texture. The petiole has usually some sort of an appendage on each side of its base, which is called the stipule. The green parenchyma of the leaf is covered with a thin epiderm pierced with closable microscopic openings, known as stomata. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A special organ of vegetation in the form of a lateral outgrowth from the stem, whether appearing as a part of the foliage, or as a cotyledon, a scale, a bract, a spine, or a tendril. [1913 Webster] Note: In this view every part of a plant, except the root and the stem, is either a leaf, or is composed of leaves more or less modified and transformed. [1913 Webster] 3. Something which is like a leaf in being wide and thin and having a flat surface, or in being attached to a larger body by one edge or end; as: (a) A part of a book or folded sheet containing two pages upon its opposite sides. (b) A side, division, or part, that slides or is hinged, as of window shutters, folding doors, etc. (c) The movable side of a table. (d) A very thin plate; as, gold leaf. (e) A portion of fat lying in a separate fold or layer. (f) One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small. [1913 Webster] Leaf beetle (Zool.), any beetle which feeds upon leaves; esp., any species of the family Chrysomelid[ae], as the potato beetle and helmet beetle. Leaf bridge, a draw-bridge having a platform or leaf which swings vertically on hinges. Leaf bud (Bot.), a bud which develops into leaves or a leafy branch. Leaf butterfly (Zool.), any butterfly which, in the form and colors of its wings, resembles the leaves of plants upon which it rests; esp., butterflies of the genus Kallima, found in Southern Asia and the East Indies. Leaf crumpler (Zool.), a small moth (Phycis indigenella), the larva of which feeds upon leaves of the apple tree, and forms its nest by crumpling and fastening leaves together in clusters. Leaf fat, the fat which lies in leaves or layers within the body of an animal. Leaf flea (Zool.), a jumping plant louse of the family Psyllid[ae]. Leaf frog (Zool.), any tree frog of the genus Phyllomedusa. Leaf green.(Bot.) See Chlorophyll. Leaf hopper (Zool.), any small jumping hemipterous insect of the genus Tettigonia, and allied genera. They live upon the leaves and twigs of plants. See Live hopper. Leaf insect (Zool.), any one of several genera and species of orthopterous insects, esp. of the genus Phyllium, in which the wings, and sometimes the legs, resemble leaves in color and form. They are common in Southern Asia and the East Indies. Leaf lard, lard from leaf fat. See under Lard. Leaf louse (Zool.), an aphid. Leaf metal, metal in thin leaves, as gold, silver, or tin. Leaf miner (Zool.), any one of various small lepidopterous and dipterous insects, which, in the larval stages, burrow in and eat the parenchyma of leaves; as, the pear-tree leaf miner (Lithocolletis geminatella). Leaf notcher (Zool.), a pale bluish green beetle (Artipus Floridanus), which, in Florida, eats the edges of the leaves of orange trees. Leaf roller (Zool.), See leaf roller in the vocabulary. Leaf scar (Bot.), the cicatrix on a stem whence a leaf has fallen. Leaf sewer (Zool.), a tortricid moth, whose caterpillar makes a nest by rolling up a leaf and fastening the edges together with silk, as if sewn; esp., Phoxopteris nubeculana, which feeds upon the apple tree. Leaf sight, a hinged sight on a firearm, which can be raised or folded down. Leaf trace (Bot.), one or more fibrovascular bundles, which may be traced down an endogenous stem from the base of a leaf. Leaf tier (Zool.), a tortricid moth whose larva makes a nest by fastening the edges of a leaf together with silk; esp., Teras cinderella, found on the apple tree. Leaf valve, a valve which moves on a hinge. Leaf wasp (Zool.), a sawfly. To turn over a new leaf, to make a radical change for the better in one's way of living or doing. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] They were both determined to turn over a new leaf. --Richardson. [1913 Webster] Leaf
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Leaf \Leaf\, Leaf out \Leaf out\(l[=e]f), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Leafed (l[=e]ft); p. pr. & vb. n. Leafing.] To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May. --Sir T. Browne. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

leaf n 1: the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants [syn: leaf, leafage, foliage] 2: a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book) [syn: leaf, folio] 3: hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door) v 1: look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume" [syn: flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff] 2: turn over pages; "leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript" 3: produce leaves, of plants
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

160 Moby Thesaurus words for "leaf": Burley, Cuban, Havana, Havana seed, Latakia, Maryland, Russian, Turkish, Virginia, acknowledgments, back, back matter, bastard title, bibliography, blade, bract, bracteole, bractlet, bright, bud, burgeon, burst forth, canaster, cardboard, catch line, catchword, coat, coating, collop, colophon, contents, contents page, copyright page, cotyledon, covering, cut, deal, dedication, disk, endleaf, endpaper, endsheet, errata, feuille, film, flag, flap, floral leaf, flourish, flue-cured, flyleaf, foil, fold, folio, foliole, fore edge, foreword, frond, front matter, gemmate, germinate, glume, grow, grow rank, half-title page, head, imprint, index, inscription, introduction, involucre, involucrum, lamella, lamina, laminated glass, laminated wood, lap, leaf out, leaflet, leave, lemma, ligule, lugs, luxuriate, makeup, membrane, needle, overgrow, overrun, page, pane, panel, paper, patina, peel, pellicle, petal, pile, pine needle, plait, plank, plate, plating, plug tobacco, ply, plywood, preface, preliminaries, pullulate, put forth, put forth leaves, put out buds, quire, rasher, ream, recto, reverso, riot, root, running title, safety glass, scum, seconds, seed leaf, sepal, shag, sheet, shoot, shoot up, signature, skin, slab, slat, slice, spathe, spear, spire, sprout, sprout up, stationery, stipula, stipule, strike root, subtitle, table, table of contents, tablet, tail, take root, text, title, title page, trim size, type page, upspear, upsprout, vegetate, veneer, verso, wafer
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016):

LEAF Law Enforcement Access Field (EES, cryptography)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

LEAF 1. LISP Extended Algebraic Facility. 2. "LEAF: A Language which Integrates Logic, Equations and Functions", R. Barbuti et al in Logic Programming, Functions Relations and Equations, D. DeGroot et al eds, P-H 1986, pp.201-238.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018):

leaf leaves terminal node (Or "terminal node") In a tree, a node which has no daughter. (1998-11-14)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Leaf of a tree. The olive-leaf mentioned Gen. 8:11. The barren fig-tree had nothing but leaves (Matt. 21:19; Mark 11:13). The oak-leaf is mentioned Isa. 1:30; 6:13. There are numerous allusions to leaves, their flourishing, their decay, and their restoration (Lev. 26:36; Isa. 34:4; Jer. 8:13; Dan. 4:12, 14, 21; Mark 11:13; 13:28). The fresh leaf is a symbol of prosperity (Ps. 1:3; Jer. 17:8; Ezek. 47:12); the faded, of decay (Job 13:25; Isa. 1:30; 64:6; Jer. 8:13). Leaf of a door (1 Kings 6:34), the valve of a folding door. Leaf of a book (Jer. 36:23), perhaps a fold of a roll.