[leev-tey-king] /ˈlivˌteɪ kɪŋ/
a saying farewell; a parting or goodbye; departure:
His leave-taking was brief.
the act of departing; a farewell
late 14c., from leave (n.) + present participle of take (v.).
- Leave without a leg to stand on
see: without a leg to stand on
- Leave word
Leave a message, as in Please leave word at the desk when you check out, or I left word abut my plans with the secretary; didn’t she tell you? This expression employs word in the sense of “information,” a usage dating from the 10th century.
[lee-vee] /ˈli vi/ adjective, leavier, leaviest. Archaic. 1. .
[lee-ving] /ˈli vɪŋ/ noun 1. something that is ; residue. 2. leavings, leftovers or remains; refuse. [leev] /liv/ verb (used with object), left, leaving. 1. to go out of or away from, as a place: to leave the house. 2. to depart from permanently; quit: to leave a job. 3. to let remain or have […]