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Meaning of leave

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: the period of time during which you are absent from work or
           duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother" [syn:
           {leave}, {leave of absence}]
      2: permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"
      3: the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells";
         "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn:
         {farewell}, {leave}, {leave-taking}, {parting}]
      v 1: go away from a place; "At what time does your train
           leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship
           leaves at midnight" [syn: {leave}, {go forth}, {go away}]
           [ant: {arrive}, {come}, {get}]
      2: go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or
         forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His
         good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20
         years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left
      3: act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The
         inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left
         us speechless"
      4: leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; "leave
         it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers
         that you see in the park behind" [syn: {leave}, {leave
         alone}, {leave behind}]
      5: move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive
         has left the country" [syn: {exit}, {go out}, {get out},
         {leave}] [ant: {come in}, {enter}, {get in}, {get into}, {go
         in}, {go into}, {move into}]
      6: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be
         attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for
         improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion";
         "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip";
         "This procedure provides for lots of leeway" [syn: {leave},
         {allow for}, {allow}, {provide}]
      7: have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the
         silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin" [syn:
         {leave}, {result}, {lead}]
      8: remove oneself from an association with or participation in;
         "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her
         position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two
         terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up
         stakes" [syn: {leave}, {depart}, {pull up stakes}]
      9: put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the
         decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care"
         [syn: {entrust}, {leave}]
      10: leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed
          me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire
          estate" [syn: {bequeath}, {will}, {leave}] [ant:
          {disinherit}, {disown}]
      11: have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of
          us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
      12: be survived by after one's death; "He left six children";
          "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
          [syn: {leave}, {leave behind}]
      13: transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the
          Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new
          skill to the students" [syn: {impart}, {leave}, {give},
          {pass on}]
      14: leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the
          restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the
          doors" [syn: {forget}, {leave}]

Source : WordNet ® Princeton University. 2010.

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