Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “leaf”

leaf

noun [C] uk   /liːf/ (plural leaves) us  

leaf noun [C] (PLANT)

B1 one of the flat, usually green parts of a plant that are joined at one end to the stem or branch: a palm leaf autumn leaves He was sweeping up leaves in his garden. be in leaf/come into leaf When a plant is in leaf or when it comes into leaf, it has or gets leaves on it: The trees are in leaf early this year. The bushes are just coming into leaf.

leaf noun [C] (PAPER)

a thin sheet of paper

leaf noun [C] (TABLE)

an extra part of a table that can be folded away when not being used
(Definition of leaf from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of leaf?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “leaf” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

look on the bright side

to find good things in a bad situation

Word of the Day

The language of work

by Kate Woodford,
October 15, 2014
Most of us talk about our jobs. We tell our family and friends interesting or funny things that have happened in the workplace (=room where we do our job), we describe – and sometimes complain about – our bosses and colleagues and when we meet someone for the first time, we tell

Read More 

life tracking noun

October 20, 2014
the use of one or more devices or apps to monitor health, exercise, how time is spent, etc.

Read More