Definition of LEAVING

noun : LEAVING

Source: WordNet 3.1

verb : LEAVING

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight" ;

  • 2. (

    ) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind" ;

  • 3. (

    ) act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless" ;

  • 6. (

    ) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway" ;

  • 7. (

    ) produce as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin" ;

  • 8. (

    ) remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes" ;

  • 9. (

    ) put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child in the nurse's care" ;

  • 10. (

    ) leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate" ;

  • 11. (

    ) have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11" ;

  • 12. (

    ) be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats" ;

  • 13. (

    ) transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students" ;

  • 14. (

    ) leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors" ;


See more about : LEAVING