(noun, verb)


1. the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants

Similar word(s): foliage, leafage

Definition categories: plant

2. a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)

Similar word(s): folio

Definition categories: communication, sheet

3. hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)

Definition categories: man–made, section, segment

Sentences with leaf as a noun:

- gold leaf

- The train car has one single-leaf and two double-leaf doors per side.


1. look through a book or other written material

- She leafed through the volume

Similar word(s): flick, flip, riff, riffle, thumb

Definition categories: perception, peruse

2. turn over pages

- leaf through a book

- leaf a manuscript

Definition categories: motion, turn

3. produce leaves, of plants

Definition categories: body, acquire, develop, get, grow, produce