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leaves

 (lēvz)
n.
Plural of leaf.

leaves

(liːvz)
n
the plural of leaf

leaves

(livz)

n.
pl. of leaf.

Leaves


1. the process of growing leaves, as plants, trees, etc.
2. the period during which leaves are put out. — frondescent, adj.
the process by which floral organs turn into foliage. Also called phyllomorphy.
a form of divination involving the examination of leaves.
abnormal development of leaf tissue; the growth of leaves in abnormal quantity or unusual locations.
the study of the transformations of leaves during different seasons.
phyllody.
1. the arrangement of the leaves on the stem of a plant.
2. the science or study of the arrangement and distribution of leaves. — phyllotactic, adj.

Leaves

 

See Also: FLOWERS, NATURE, TREES

  1. Aspen and poplar leaves covered the road like yellow snow —Susan Engberg
  2. The dirty leaves were hanging down from the [rain-wet] trees like dead bats —Josephine Tey
  3. Dry leaves blew across the sidewalk like arched spiders —Joan Hess
  4. Dry leaves chatter like a children’s brigade —Diane Ackerman
  5. A few leaves had fallen and lay like neglected toys on the grass —Carolyn Slaughter
  6. The forest leaves moved like small rustling animals over the moss —Hayden Carruth
  7. The last leaves of some sultry September hung stiffly, like leaves pressed between the pages of an old catechism —Nelson Algren
  8. Leaves as light and agitated as swarms of little butterflies that hovered above the clover —Willa Cather
  9. Leaves as limp as soiled money —George Garrett
  10. Leaves delicately veined as a baby’s hands —W. P. Kinsella
  11. Leaves digest sun as men and women eat each other to love —Daniela Gioseffi
  12. Leaves drooped (over white frame houses) like hands —James Reiss
  13. Leaves fallen like wet rags —Bernard Malamud
  14. The leaves … fall off the branches by the hundreds, like paratroopers from their planes —David Ignatow
  15. Leaves fell like notes from a piano —Derek Walcott
  16. Leaves fell like rejected brown stars —John Rechy
  17. The leaves fly up like birds —Conrad Aiken
  18. Leaves hanging down like tongues —Jean Thompson
  19. Leaves hissing and steaming like kettles —Philip Levine
  20. Leaves … hung lustreless, like drying tea-dregs —Julia O’Faolain
  21. Leaves … large as a lady’s apron —Caroline Finkelstein
  22. Leaves … like a soggy blanket … covered gutter, sidewalk, lawn, backyard, bushes and alley —Bernard Malamud
  23. Leaves like green lace —George Garrett
  24. Leaves like ruffled wavelets —Sylvia Berkman
  25. Leaves like scarlet hands floated on the green slow water —Truman Capote
  26. The leaves of the red maples glowed like fruit —Jean Thompson
  27. The leaves paled and fell from the shedding trees like old wishes —George Garrett
  28. Leaves peep out so fresh and green, so pure and bright, like young lives pushing shyly out into the bustling world —Jerome K. Jerome
  29. Leaves rattled dryly together, like scales of metal —Aldous Huxley
  30. Leaves scatter and point to every part of the sky, like famished fingers waving —Richard Wilbur
  31. (A giant tree which bore) leaves shaped like fans —Anaĩs Nin
  32. The leaves sift down one by one like notes in music —May Sarton
  33. The leaves that a few days before had been green now dropped like heat-withered cellophane —Wallace Stegner
  34. The leaves turn and twist in the wind as if quarreling with one another —David Ignatow
  35. The leaves were motionless on the trees, as if they were resting in the heat —Willis Johnson
  36. Leaves, wrinkled or shiny like apples —Frank O’Hara
  37. Some of its [a plant’s] leaves had turned black and were curled up like charred Christmas ribbons —Margaret Millar
  38. Yellow leaves like lamps of gold —John Greenleaf Whittier
  39. The yellow leaves swam through the air as silently as fish —Jean Thompson
  40. The young leaves were still soft and slack … less like leaves than like petals, and drooping in the sweet forest-air like seaweeds in deep water —Isak Dinesen
Translations
listí
blade
kasvin lehdet
lišće
잎들
listje
löv
ใบไม้หลายใบ
những chiếc lá

leaf

(liːf) plural leaves (liːvz) noun
1. a part of a plant growing from the side of a stem, usually green, flat and thin, but of various shapes depending on the plant. Many trees lose their leaves in autumn.
2. something thin like a leaf, especially the page of a book. Several leaves had been torn out of the book.
3. an extra part of a table, either attached to one side with a hinge or added to the centre when the two ends are apart.
ˈleaflet (-lit) noun
a small, printed sheet containing information etc.
ˈleafy adjective
having many leaves. a leafy plant.
turn over a new leaf
to begin a new and better way of behaving, working etc.

leaves

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That looks too pretty to eat," he said, smiling with pleasure, as Jo uncovered the dish, and showed the blancmange, surrounded by a garland of green leaves, and the scarlet flowers of Amy's pet geranium.
After that he never went into the woods without carrying the sling in his pocket and he spent hours shooting at imaginary animals concealed among the brown leaves in the trees.
North of the house, inside the ploughed fire-breaks, grew a thick-set strip of box-elder trees, low and bushy, their leaves already turning yellow.
He took a book from his pocket and began energetically to read it, judging by the precision and frequency with which he turned the leaves.
When, therefore, intelligence was received at the fort which covered the southern termination of the portage between the Hudson and the lakes, that Montcalm had been seen moving up the Champlain, with an army "numerous as the leaves on the trees," its truth was admitted with more of the craven reluctance of fear than with the stern joy that a warrior should feel, in finding an enemy within reach of his blow.
She considerately leaves us to ourselves, until we are fitter than we are now to think of our future plans, and to arrange as we best can for earning our own living.
Outside in the brook grew many water-lilies, with broad green leaves, which looked as if they were swimming about on the water.
de Treville, on receiving it, assured him that by two o'clock in the morning the four leaves of absence should be at the respective domiciles of the travelers.
THREE little Fairies sat in the fields eating their breakfast; each among the leaves of her favorite flower, Daisy, Primrose, and Violet, were happy as Elves need be.
Not an enemy was to be seen, and what was still more surprising, not a single man dropped, though the pebbles fell among the leaves like hail.
Their bed of withered oak leaves was strewn upon the small level space, at the foot of a rock, situated near the summit of one of the gentle swells by which the face of the country is there diversified.
Under foot the leaves were dry, and the foliage of some holly bushes which grew among the deciduous trees was dense enough to keep off draughts.