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Synonyms for leaf
lif; livz

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leaf, leafage, foliage(noun)

    the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

    foliation, folio, leafage, foliage

  2. leaf, folio(noun)

    a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)

    pagination, folio, page number, leafage, foliage, paging

  3. leaf(verb)

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

    folio, leafage, foliage

  4. flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff(verb)

    look through a book or other written material

    "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

    thumb, pitch, throw, twitch, click, toss, flip over, switch, turn over, flick, riff, tack, alternate, riffle, flip, ripple, interchange, snap, flip-flop, flip out, flicker, hitch, ruffle, finger, jerk, cockle, sky, hitchhike, undulate

  5. leaf(verb)

    turn over pages

    "leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript"

    riff, thumb, flick, flip, riffle

  6. leaf(verb)

    produce leaves, of plants

    riff, thumb, flick, flip, riffle


  1. leaf(verb)


  2. leaf(verb)

    To produce leaves; put forth foliage.


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. leaf(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. leaf(n)

    blade, spire, folio, lithophyll (fossil leaf)

    Associated words:
    foliar, foliferous, foliaceous, foliation, defoliate, defoliation, frond, bract, frondation, frondesce, frondescence, verticil, whorl, acanthus deciduous, indeciduous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    foliar, sheet, sheets, leaves, foliage, map, blade, streamside, slip, refill, road, sheeting, worksheet, needle

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How to use leaf in a sentence?

  1. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    One of the genius writers of 20th century, Hermann Hesse, Nobel Laureate and my most favorite author, wrote: "Most people...are like a falling leaf that drifts and turns in the air, flutters, and falls to the ground. But a few others are like stars which travel one defined path: no wind reaches them, they have within themselves their guide and path." I like this quote, because it is so enlightening and powerful. It's also a constant reminder that you are the Star, and you must maintain your character - no matter what others say or do. Also not to forget that the Star does have ability to turn into Supernova, which brightens the Universe with such a powerful light that can only come from millions of Suns. Always strive to be that shining Star, and ultimately Supernova, to illuminate the world.

  2. Unknown:

    A best friend it like a four leaf clover - Hard to find, and lucky to have.

  3. Rabindranath Tagore:

    Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.

  4. Craig Holt:

    Given what's going on in Central America with leaf rust and the drought in Brazil, you want to look at other options.

  5. Gordana Biernat:

    A falling leaf in autumn allows you to see, the beauty of releasing things that do not serve you anymore.

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