Textual thesaurus for "leave"

(noun) farewell, parting, leave-taking

the act of departing politely

he disliked long farewells; he took his leave; parting is such sweet sorrow

(noun) leave of absence

the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty

a ten day's leave to visit his mother

(verb) leave alone, leave behind

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

(verb) leave behind

be survived by after one's death

He left six children; At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats

(verb) forget

leave behind unintentionally

I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant; I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors

(verb) go away, go forth

go away from a place

At what time does your train leave?; She didn't leave until midnight; The ship leaves at midnight

(verb) get out, go out, exit

move out of or depart from

leave the room; the fugitive has left the country

(verb) bequeath, will

leave or give by will after one's death

My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry; My grandfather left me his entire estate

(verb) give, impart, pass on

transmit (knowledge or skills)

give a secret to the Russians; leave your name and address here; impart a new skill to the students

(verb) entrust

put into the care or protection of someone

He left the decision to his deputy; leave your child the nurse's care

(verb) depart, pull up stakes

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

(verb) lead, result

have as a result or residue

The water left a mark on the silk dress; Her blood left a stain on the napkin

(verb) allow, allow for, provide

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