Definition of leaf :
1. 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.
2. 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.
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.
4. To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves; to leave; as, the trees leaf in May.
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- In these winds certain small amounts of dust, or dirt, or leaf mould are whirled up into the air, but these are promptly washed down again whenever it rains; and the same is true of the smoke impurities in the air of our great cities. - "A Handbook of Health", Woods Hutchinson.
- The book is then opened at the place where the pin is, and if the leaf is blank the player loses; but if, on the other hand, the leaf bears a number, he is given the corresponding ticket, and an article of the value indicated on the ticket is then handed to him. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
- " You've been taking a leaf out of Angus Dhu's book. - "Shenac's Work at Home", Margaret Murray Robertson.