US: /ˈɫif/
UK: /lˈiːf/

English Vietnamese dictionary

leaf /li:f/
  • danh từ, số nhiều leaves /li:vz/
    • lá cây; lá (vàng, bạc...)
      • to be in leaf; to come into leaf: ra lá, mọc lá
    • tờ (giấy)
    • tấm đôi (tấm ván ở mặt bàn có thể bỏ đi hoặc lắp vào chỗ cho bàn to thêm)
    • to take a leaf out of someone's book
      • noi gương ai, bắt chước ai
    • to turn over a new leaf
      • cải tà quy chính; đổi tính, đổi nết
    • bắt đầu lại tất cả
    • nội động từ
      • trổ lá, ra lá
      • ngoại động từ ((thường) + through, over)
        • dở (sách)

      Advanced English dictionary

      noun, verb
      + noun
      (plural leaves )
      1 [C] a flat green part of a plant, growing from a stem or branch or from the root: lettuce / cabbage / oak leaves + The trees are just coming into leaf. + the dead leaves of autumn / the fall
      See also - BAY LEAF, FIG LEAF
      2 (-leaf, -leafed, -leaved) (in adjectives) having leaves of the type or number mentioned: a four-leaf clover + a broad-leaved plant
      3 [C] a sheet of paper, especially a page in a book: She carefully turned the leaves of the precious volume.
      4 [U] metal, especially gold or silver, in the form of very thin sheets: gold leaf
      5 [C] a part of a table that can be lifted up or pulled into position in order to make the table bigger
      Idioms: take a leaf from / out of sb's book to copy sb's behaviour and do things in the same way that they do, because they are successful
      more at NEW
      Phrasal Verbs: leaf through sth to quickly turn over the pages of a book, etc. without reading them or looking at them carefully: While I was waiting I leafed through a magazine.

      Thesaurus dictionary

      1 go (away or off), depart, set off, be off, get away or off, retire, retreat, withdraw, decamp, (make an) exit, run, be gone, bid (someone or something) goodbye, say goodbye or adieu (to), take (one's) leave (of), quit, desert, pull out, check out, fly, Colloq push or shove off, take off, skedaddle, flit, disappear, do a disappearing act, pull up stakes, up-anchor, Slang beat it, scram, vamoose, split, Brit beetle off, do a bunk, do a moonlight flit, hop it, Taboo Slang Brit bugger off:
      Please leave at once. May I leave the room? She left him alone.
      2 go or run off, deviate from:
      The car left the road and hit a tree.
      3 forget, mislay, lose:
      I left my car keys somewhere in the house.
      4 abandon, desert, take leave of, wash one's hands of, turn one's back on; quit, resign from, give up, renounce, drop (out of):
      She left him because he mistreated her. I left school at sixteen.
      5 make, render, cause to be or become or remain:
      The beauty of the place left me speechless.
      6 bequeath, will, hand down, devise, demise, transfer:
      Her aunt left some valuable paintings to my wife.
      7 entrust, commit, assign, cede, relinquish, give over or up, consign, resign:
      They are leaving all the responsibility to me.
      8 cause or allow to remain, have as a remainder, yield, give:
      Seven from eleven leaves four.
      9 leave off. stop, cease, desist, forbear, give up, refrain from, discontinue, abstain (from), renounce:
      He won't leave off gossiping about her.
      10 leave out. omit, disregard, ignore, neglect; count out, reject, exclude, eliminate, bar, except:
      You left out the best part. Don't leave me out of the fun!
      1 permission, authorization, consent, freedom, liberty, licence, sanction, dispensation:
      Who gave you leave to borrow my car?
      2 furlough, leave of absence, time off, sabbatical, recess, holiday, vacation:
      I am overworked and badly in need of some leave.
      3 departure:
      He took his leave of us at last.

      Collocation dictionary


      new, young | autumn, dead, dry, fallen, falling, rotting, rotten
      The ground was thick with dead leaves.
      | broad
      (especially technical),
      heart-shaped, oval
      broad leaf plants
      | green, yellow, etc. | glossy, hairy, leathery, mottled, shiny, spiky, variegated | bay, lettuce, oak, tea, etc.
      Throw the tea leaves on the flower bed.

      VERB + LEAF

      This plant has beautifully variegated leaves.
      | break/burst/come into, grow, produce, put out
      It was spring and the trees were coming into leaf. In the spring the plant began to put out new leaves.
      | shed
      Deciduous trees shed their leaves in autumn.

      LEAF + VERB

      Spring arrived and the first green leaves began to appear.
      | turn, yellow
      The summer was over and the leaves were beginning to turn.
      | fall | rustle
      The leaves rustled in the light breeze.

      LEAF + NOUN

      litter, mould
      the leaf litter on the forest floor


      in full leaf
      The corn was already ripening and the trees in full leaf.

      Concise English dictionary

      +the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
      +a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
      +hinged or detachable flat section (as of a table or door)
      +look through a book or other written material
      +turn over pages
      +produce leaves, of plants

      +the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
      +permission to do something
      +the act of departing politely
      +go away from a place
      +go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
      +act or be so as to become in a specified state
      +leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
      +move out of or depart from
      +make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
      +have as a result or residue
      +remove oneself from an association with or participation in
      +put into the care or protection of someone
      +leave or give by will after one's death
      +have left or have as a remainder
      +be survived by after one's death
      +tell or deposit (information) knowledge
      +leave behind unintentionally