leave


leave (http://definr.com/leave)

     n 1: the period of time during which you are absent from work or
          duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother" [syn: {leave
          of absence}]
     2: permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"
     3: the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells";
        "he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn:
        farewell, leave-taking, parting]
     v 1: go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"
          "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at
          midnight" [syn: go forth, go away] [ant: arrive]
     2: go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or
        forgetfulness; "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"
     3: act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The
        inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks
        left us speechless"
     4: leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking;
        "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the
        flowers that you see in the park behind" [syn: {leave
        alone}, leave behind]
     5: move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive
        has left the country" [syn: exit, go out, get out]
        [ant: enter]
     6: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be
        attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for
        improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion";
        "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"
        [syn: allow for, allow, provide for]
     7: result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her
        blood left a stain on the napkin" [syn: result, lead]
     8: remove oneself from an association with or participation in;
        "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left
        her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate
        after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company,
        she pulled up stakes" [syn: depart, pull up stakes]
     9:  put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the
        decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's
        care" [syn: entrust]
     10: leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed
         me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire
         estate" [syn: bequeath, will] [ant: disinherit]
     11: have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of
         us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
     12: be survived by after one's death: "He left six children";
         "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
         [syn: leave behind]
     13: tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to
         the Russians"; "leave your name and address here" [syn: impart,
          give, pass on]
     14: leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the
         restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked
         the doors" [syn: forget]