Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.


A blank or specially printed leaf at the beginning or end of a book.


n, pl -leaves
(Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) the inner leaf of the endpaper of a book, pasted to the first leaf



n., pl. -leaves.
a blank leaf in the front or the back of a book.
[1825–35; fly1]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.flyleaf - a blank leaf in the front or back of a book
folio, leaf - a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
وَرَقَه بَيْضاء في أوَّل الكِتاب
prázdný krycí list
blankt blad
boş sayfa/yaprak


[ˈflaɪliːf] N (flyleaves (pl)) → guarda f


[ˈflaɪliːf] npage f de gardefly-on-the-wall documentary ndocumentaire m pris sur le vif
see also fly


[ˈflaɪˌliːf] n (-leaves (pl)) → risguardo


(flai) past tense flew (fluː) : past participle flown (floun) verb
1. to (make something) go through the air on wings etc or in an aeroplane. The pilot flew (the plane) across the sea.
2. to run away (from). He flew (the country).
3. (of time) to pass quickly. The days flew past.
ˈflyer, ˈflier noun
1. a person who flies an aeroplane etc or is in one.
2. a sheet of paper advertising a product, event etc. handing out flyers to passers-by.
flying saucer
a strange flying object thought possibly to come from another planet.
flying visit
a very short, often unexpected, visit. She paid her mother a flying visit.
frequent flyer/flier noun
a passenger who flies frequently in the same airline and receives bonuses accordingly.
ˈflyleaf noun
a blank page at the beginning or end of a book.
ˈflyover noun
a road etc which is built up so as to cross above another. a flyover across the motorway.
fly in the face of
to oppose or defy; to treat with contempt. He flew in the face of danger.
fly into
suddenly to get into (a rage, a temper etc).
fly off the handle
to lose one's temper.
get off to a flying start
to have a very successful beginning. Our new shop has got off to a flying start.
let fly (often with at)
to throw, shoot or send out violently. He let fly (an arrow) at the target.
send (someone/something) flying
to hit or knock someone or something so that he or it falls down or falls backwards. She hit him and sent him flying.
References in classic literature ?
Here my eye, resting on the flyleaf of the book, saw written, "Frances Evan Henri.
Scribbled in sore haste, by a very tremulous little hand, with a pencil, on the flyleaf of some book, my darling's message is still difficult to read; it was doubly so in the moonlight, five-and-forty autumns ago.
With a silver pencil she wrote her name and address on the flyleaf of
But what caught Mrs Carter's eye was the name on the flyleaf.
As the book's flyleaf notes, Sissi is not new to literature; she has been the subject of any number of "melodramas, folletines y peliculas rosas.
FLYLEAF THEATER COMPANY PRODUCTIONS: presents "Doubt,'' directed by Mariagrazia LaFauci, on Friday, Jan.
14 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Days Grace will headline three shows with Chevelle and Flyleaf starting on February 4th in Erie, PA at the Tullio Arena.
Two printed flyleaf addresses read: Miss Bessie Stephens, Fernlea, Creigiau, Cardiff, and Mrs F de C Hamilton, Tyla Morris, Pentyrch, Cardiff The volume also contains a hand-written letter, dated December 18, 1926, from Bessie Stephens to Lillie and mentions the fall of Bucharest.
Heavy-hitting support includes Atreyu, Flyleaf, HELLYEAH and Trivium.
FLYLEAF THEATER COMPANY PRODUCTIONS: "Doubt,'' directed by Mariagrazia LaFauci, will be presented on Friday, Jan.
7 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum rockers BREAKING BENJAMIN (Ben Burnley, vocals/guitar; Aaron Fink, guitar; Mark James, bass; Chad Szeliga, drums) currently on the road in support of their highly-successful 4th album release Dear Agony, which debuted # 4 Billboard's Top 200, #1 on the iTunes album chart and spawned a #1 rock radio hit with their first single "I Will Not Bow", announced today their co-headlining tour with Three Days Grace and special guests Flyleaf beginning January 15, 2010 in Peoria, IL.
Country was not the only story in 2006, Styll added, noting that the breakout success of artists like Flyleaf, Underoath, Juanita Bynum, Kutless and Mat Kearney and the continued popularity of Kirk Franklin, Chris Tomlin, Casting Crowns and others contribute to a positive outlook for the long-term health of Christian/Gospel music.