Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun leaf

3 senses of leaf

Sense 1
leaf, leafage, foliage -- (the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants)
       => plant organ -- (a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus)

Sense 2
leaf, folio -- (a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book))
       => sheet, piece of paper, sheet of paper -- (paper used for writing or printing)

Sense 3
leaf -- (hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door))
       => section, segment -- (one of several parts or pieces that fit with others to constitute a whole object; "a section of a fishing rod"; "metal sections were used below ground"; "finished the final segment of the road")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb leaf

3 senses of leaf

Sense 1
flick, flip, thumb, riffle, leaf, riff -- (look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume")
       => peruse -- (examine or consider with attention and in detail; "Please peruse this report at your leisure")

Sense 2
leaf -- (turn over pages; "leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript")
       => turn, turn over -- (cause to move around a center so as to show another side of; "turn a page of a book")

Sense 3
leaf -- (produce leaves, of plants)
       => grow, develop, produce, get, acquire -- (come to have or undergo a change of (physical features and attributes); "He grew a beard"; "The patient developed abdominal pains"; "I got funny spots all over my body"; "Well-developed breasts")

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