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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]
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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
I only realised how long I'd had the book when I saw William Caxton's name on the flyleaf
But what makes this ordinary book extraordinary is an inscription on the flyleaf that reads: 'To my dear and unhappy wife Josephine.
On the flyleaf of this book, in 1971, Milton Acorn sent Errol Sharpe his love.
A hand that Sullivan dates to the fifteenth century inscribed "John Dent" on a flyleaf (1v).
To confirm its authenticity, eleven US servicemen put their signatures on its flyleaf and since then the book has been kept by the daughter of one of the soldiers.
Maitland has directed videos for Flyleaf, EdenXO, Bobby Newberry, and others.
Indeed the praises, each of the other, teacher and pupil, the immaculate school reports and the glowing magazine paragraphs after the pupil had succeeded are like the reflections of lives in a Welsh fairy story, a simple, cautionary tale, in all a perfect description of how things should be - indeed all that educationists had always aspired to, totally in keeping with the noble hope quoted on the flyleaf of the jubilee brochure, the remarks of another distinguished old boy, a former director of education for Pembrokeshire, Mr Wynford Davies: When you leave school, you may well be scattered all over the country, indeed all over the face of the earth.
That this is not a mark of ownership, as it clearly is in the case of other books where Anon's signature appears on the flyleaf and/or title page (cf.