Need another word that means the same as “leaf”? Find 19 synonyms and 30 related words for “leaf” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Leaf” are: foliage, leafage, folio, frond, page, sheet, flyleaf, flick, flip, riff, riffle, thumb, put out leaves, bud, burst into leaves, skim, browse, glance, look
Leaf as a Noun
Definitions of "Leaf" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “leaf” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- Any of a number of plant structures similar to leaves, e.g. bracts, sepals, and petals.
- An extra section inserted to extend a table.
- The state of having leaves.
- Foliage regarded collectively.
- A thing that resembles a leaf in being flat and thin.
- The hinged part or flap of a door, shutter, or table.
- A sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book.
- A single thickness of paper, especially in a book with each side forming a page.
- The inner or outer part of a cavity wall or double-glazed window.
- The leaves of tobacco or tea.
- The main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants.
- A flattened structure of a higher plant, typically green and blade-like, that is attached to a stem directly or via a stalk. Leaves are the main organs of photosynthesis and transpiration.
- Gold, silver, or other specified metal in the form of very thin foil.
- Hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door.
Synonyms of "Leaf" as a noun (7 Words)
|flyleaf||A blank page at the beginning or end of a book.|
|foliage||Leaf-like architectural ornament.|
Healthy green foliage.
|folio||A book or manuscript made up of folio sheets of paper a volume of the largest standard size.|
The first folio of Shakespeare s plays.
|frond||The leaf or leaflike part of a palm, fern, or similar plant.|
Fronds of bracken.
|leafage||The main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants.|
|page||The material written or printed on a page.|
She silently read several pages.
|sheet||A quantity of text or other information contained on a sheet of paper.|
Loch Affric is a lovely sheet of water among trees.
Usage Examples of "Leaf" as a noun
- Bay leaves.
- Leaf tea.
- Gold leaf.
- An oak leaf.
- Many of the trees had lost their leaves.
- The trees are still in leaf.
Leaf as a Verb
Definitions of "Leaf" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “leaf” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Turn over pages.
- Look through a book or other written material.
- Turn over (the pages of a book or the papers in a pile), reading them quickly or casually.
- Produce leaves, of plants.
- (of a plant, especially a deciduous one in spring) put out new leaves.
Synonyms of "Leaf" as a verb (12 Words)
|browse||Survey goods for sale in a leisurely and casual way.|
Browse a computer directory.
|bud||Graft a bud of a plant on to another plant.|
New blood vessels bud out from the vascular bed.
|burst into leaves||Come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure.|
|flick||Remove with a flick of the hand.|
Flick a piece of paper across the table.
|flip||Cause to move with a flick.|
I walked into a store saw the guitar on the wall and just flipped.
|glance||Throw a glance at take a brief look at.|
I glanced through your personnel file last night.
|look||Look forward to the probable occurrence of.|
A committee is looking at the financing of the BBC.
|put out leaves||Estimate.|
The other horns would be riffing behind him.
|riffle||Twitch or flutter.|
He riffled the deck of cards.
|skim||Go or move quickly and lightly over or on a surface or through the air.|
He skimmed the report.
|thumb||Turn over pages with or as if with one s thumb.|
I ve thumbed my address book and found quite a range of smaller hotels.
Usage Examples of "Leaf" as a verb
- Leaf a manuscript.
- Many plants need a period of dormancy before they leaf and flower.
- She leafed through the volume.
- He leafed through the stack of notes.
- Leaf through a book.
Associations of "Leaf" (30 Words)
|algae||Primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves.|
|branch||Of a tree or plant bear or send out branches.|
A branch of Congress.
|bulrush||(in biblical use) a papyrus plant.|
|cabbage||Any of various types of cabbage.|
|cattail||Tall erect herbs with sword-shaped leaves; cosmopolitan in fresh and salt marshes.|
|evergreen||(of plants and shrubs) bearing foliage throughout the year.|
This symphony is an evergreen favourite.
|fiber||Any of several elongated threadlike cells especially a muscle fiber or a nerve fiber.|
|flower||A flower together with its stalk picked for use as a decoration.|
All right then flower.
|foliage||(architecture) leaf-like architectural ornament.|
Healthy green foliage.
|grass||A mainly herbaceous plant with jointed stems and spikes of small wind pollinated flowers predominant in grass.|
She threatened to grass me up.
A 60 ft putt on the last green.
|herb||A plant lacking a permanent woody stem many are flowering garden plants or potherbs some having medicinal properties some are pests.|
The banana plant is the world s largest herb.
|leafy||Having or covered with leaves.|
A three pointed leafy bract.
|lettuce||Used in names of other plants with edible green leaves e g lamb s lettuce sea lettuce.|
|moss||Used in names of algae lichens and higher plants resembling moss e g reindeer moss Ceylon moss Spanish moss.|
The trees are overgrown with vines and moss.
|mugwort||A plant of the daisy family, with aromatic divided leaves that are dark green above and whitish below, native to north temperate regions.|
|ovule||The part of the ovary of seed plants that contains the female germ cell and after fertilization becomes the seed.|
|petiole||The slender stem that supports the blade of a leaf.|
|photosynthesis||The process by which green plants and some other organisms use sunlight to synthesize nutrients from carbon dioxide and water. Photosynthesis in plants generally involves the green pigment chlorophyll and generates oxygen as a by-product.|
|plant||Something planted secretly for discovery by another.|
A giant car plant.
|rhubarb||The large leaved Eurasian plant which produces rhubarb.|
It was all rhubarb about me about her daughter about art.
|salad||A vegetable suitable for eating raw.|
A red pepper filled with tuna salad.
|spinach||An edible Asian plant of the goosefoot family, with large dark green leaves which are widely eaten as a vegetable.|
|sprout||Put forth and grow sprouts or shoots.|
Crocuses sprouted up from the grass.
|stalk||A stalklike support for a sessile animal or for an organ in an animal.|
The control stalk on the car s fascia.
|tree||Stretch a shoe on a shoetree.|
|twig||Branch out in a twiglike manner.|
The lightning bolt twigged in several directions.
|vegetable||A person with a dull or inactive life.|
Fresh fruit and vegetables.
|vegetative||Relating to vegetation or plant life.|
A vegetative replicating phase.
Eat a balanced diet of fruits and veggies whole grains fish and a little meat.