What is leave?

  • (verb): Go away from a place.
    Example: "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"
    Synonyms: go forth, go away
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on leave:

Exmormons - Post-disaffiliation Issues - Social
... Ex-Mormons who publicly leave Mormonism usually face social stigmatization ... Although many leave to be true to themselves or to a new belief structure, they leave at a cost many leave feeling ostracized and pressured and miss out on major family events such as temple weddings ... Based upon a belief that those who leave are in danger of negative eternal consequences (see Latter-day Saint views of ex-Mormons), Mormon peers, church officials, and family members ...
Leave (U.S. Military) - Terminal Leave
... separation or retirement from the military, a member may take the remainder of the leave they have ... a member's separation or retirement date is June 30, and the member has 30 days of leave accrued, the member may go on "terminal leave" beginning June 1 ... Once they entered "terminal leave" they would essentially be out of the military, but would still collect a paycheck and other entitlements, such as basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for ...
French Leave
... French leave is "Leave of absence without permission or without announcing one's departure", including leaving a party without bidding farewell to the host ... The intent behind this behaviour is to leave without disturbing the host ... phrase is "filer à l'anglaise" (to take English leave) and seems to date from the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries ...
Leave - Music
... "Leave!", a 2009 soul song performed by the English singer VV Brown Leave (album), a 2002 Mandopop album "Leave (Get Out)", a 2004 R B song "Leave" (Lula and Bela B ... song), a 2000 pop rock song "Leave" (R.E.M ... song), a 1996 alternative rock song "Leave" (Sertab Erener song), a 2004 pop song "Leave", a song by Matchbox Twenty from the album Mad Season ...
Leave (U.S. Military) - Types of Leave
... The four most common types of leave are Ordinary leave which is regular chargeable leave time, emergency leave which is processed more quickly due to an emergency ... using PTDY (Permissive TDY) are not charged while on leave but are also not granted travel pay ... Excess Leave (see AR 600-8-10) ...

More definitions of "leave":

  • (verb): Leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking.
    Example: "Leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"
    Synonyms: leave alone, leave behind
  • (noun): The period of time during which you are absent from work or duty.
    Example: "A ten day's leave to visit his mother"
    Synonyms: leave of absence
  • (verb): Tell or deposit (information) knowledge.
    Example: "Leave your name and address here"
    Synonyms: impart, give, pass on
  • (verb): Move out of or depart from.
    Example: "Leave the room"
    Synonyms: exit, go out, get out
  • (verb): Remove oneself from an association with or participation in.
    Example: "She wants to leave"
    Synonyms: depart, pull up stakes
  • (noun): Permission to do something.
    Example: "She was granted leave to speak"
  • (verb): Go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness.
    Example: "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 behind"
  • (verb): Be survived by after one's death.
    Synonyms: leave behind
  • (verb): Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain.
    Example: "Leave lots of time for the trip"
    Synonyms: allow for, allow, provide
  • (verb): Act or be so as to become in a specified state.
    Example: "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"
  • (verb): Leave behind unintentionally.
    Synonyms: forget
  • (verb): Leave or give by will after one's death.
    Synonyms: bequeath, will
  • (verb): Put into the care or protection of someone.
    Example: "Leave your child the nurse's care"
    Synonyms: entrust
  • (verb): Have left or have as a remainder.
    Example: "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

Famous quotes containing the word leave:

    Painting is something that takes place among the colors, and ... one has to leave them alone completely, so that they can settle the matter among themselves. Their intercourse: this is the whole of painting. Whoever meddles, arranges, injects his human deliberation, his wit, his advocacy, his intellectual agility in any way, is already disturbing and clouding their activity.
    Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926)

    Raising a daughter is an extremely political act in this culture. Mothers have been placed in a no-win situation with their daughters: if they teach their daughters simply how to get along in a world that has been shaped by men and male desires, then they betray their daughters’ potential But, if they do not, they leave their daughters adrift in a hostile world without survival strategies.
    Elizabeth Debold (20th century)

    Why didst thou leave the trodden paths of men
    Too soon, and with weak hands though mighty heart
    Dare the unpastured dragon in his den?
    Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)