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English noun: leaf

1. leaf (plant) the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants


Synonymsfoliage, leafage


Broader (hypernym)plant organ


Narrower (hyponym)amplexicaul leaf, blade, cataphyll, compound leaf, crenate leaf, dandelion green, dentate leaf, emarginate leaf, entire leaf, erose leaf, fig leaf, floral leaf, frond, greenery, leaf blade, leaflet, lobed leaf, pad, parallel-veined leaf, parted leaf, pitcher, prickly-edged leaf, rosette, runcinate leaf, scale, scale leaf, serrate leaf, simple leaf, sporophyl, sporophyll, verdure


Part holonymleaf form, leaf shape, lobe, venation


Substance holonymparenchyma

2. leaf (communication) a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)


Synonymsfolio


Broader (hypernym)piece of paper, sheet, sheet of paper


Narrower (hyponym)flyleaf, interleaf, page


Part meronymblack and white, written communication, written language

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


Broader (hypernym)section, segment


Narrower (hyponym)drop-leaf


Part meronymdinner table


English verb: leaf

1. leaf (perception) look through a book or other written material


SamplesHe thumbed through the report.
She leafed through the volume.


Synonymsflick, flip, riff, riffle, thumb


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)peruse

2. leaf (motion) turn over pages


SamplesLeaf through a book.
Leaf a manuscript.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP


Broader (hypernym)turn, turn over

3. leaf (body) produce leaves, of plants


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)acquire, develop, get, grow, produce









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