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leach

leach
(n.) See 3d Leech.
(n.) A quantity of wood ashes, through which water passes, and thus imbibes the alkali.
(n.) A tub or vat for leaching ashes, bark, etc.
(n.) See Leech, a physician.
(v. i.) To part with soluble constituents by percolation.
(v. t.) To remove the soluble constituents from by subjecting to the action of percolating water or other liquid; as, to leach ashes or coffee.
(v. t.) To dissolve out; -- often used with out; as, to leach out alkali from ashes.

leads

leads
Be ahead of others; be the first;
An advantage held by a competitor in a race; "he took the lead at the last turn"
Evidence pointing to a possible solution; "the police are following a promising lead"; "the trail led straight to the perpetrator"
The introductory section of a story; "it was an amusing lead-in to a very serious matter"
A news story of major importance
Cause to undertake a certain action; "Her greed led her to forge the checks"
An indication of potential opportunity; "he got a tip on the stock market"; "a good lead for a job"
Preside over; "John moderated the discussion"
(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base; "he took a long lead off first"
Lead, as in the performance of a composition; "conduct an orchestra; Barenboim conducted the Chicago symphony for years"
An actor who plays a principal role
Move ahead (of others) i

leafs

leafs
Produce leaves, of plants
Turn over pages; "leaf through a book"; "leaf a manuscript"
Look through a book or other written material; "He thumbed through the report"; "She leafed through the volume"

leafy

leafy
(superl) Full of leaves; abounding in leaves; as, the leafy forest.
(superl) Consisting of leaves.

leaks

leaks
Have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out; "The container leaked gasoline"; "the roof leaks badly"
Enter or escape as through a hole or crack or fissure; "Water leaked out of the can into the backpack"; "Gas leaked into the basement"
Be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
Tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
Unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
The discharge of a fluid from some container; "they tried to stop the escape of gas from the damaged pipe"; "he had to clean up the leak"
An accidental hole that allows something (fluid or light etc.) to enter or escape; "one of the tires developed a leak"
A euphemism for urination; "he had to take a leak"
Soft watery rot in fruits and vegetables caused by fungi

leaky

leaky
(superl.) Permitting water or other fluid to leak in or out; as, a leaky roof or cask.
(superl.) Apt to disclose secrets; tattling; not close.

leans

leans
The property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical; "the tower had a pronounced tilt"; "the ship developed a list to starboard"; "he walked with a heavy inclination to the right"
Rely on for support; "We can lean on this man"
Cause to lean or incline; "He leaned his rifle against the wall"
To incline or bend from a vertical position; "She leaned over the banister"
Cause to lean to the side; "Erosion listed the old tree"
Have a tendency or disposition to do or be something; be inclined; "She tends to be nervous before her lectures"; "These dresses run small"; "He inclined to corpulence"

leaps

leaps
Pass abruptly from one state or topic to another; "leap into fame"; "jump to a conclusion"; "jump from one thing to another"
Move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
Cause to jump or leap; "the trainer jumped the tiger through the hoop"
Jump down from an elevated point; "the parachutist didn't want to jump"; "every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge"; "the widow leapt into the funeral pyre"
A light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
The distance leaped (or to be leaped); "a leap of 10 feet"
An abrupt transition; "a successful leap from college to the major leagues"
A sudden and decisive increase; "a jump in attendance"

learn

learn
(v. i.) To acquire knowledge or skill; to make progress in acquiring knowledge or skill; to receive information or instruction; as, this child learns quickly.
(v. t.) To gain knowledge or information of; to ascertain by inquiry, study, or investigation; to receive instruction concerning; to fix in the mind; to acquire understanding of, or skill; as, to learn the way; to learn a lesson; to learn dancing; to learn to skate; to learn the violin; to learn the truth about something.
(v. t.) To communicate knowledge to; to teach.

leary

leary
United States psychologist who experimented with psychoactive drugs (including LSD) and became a well-known advocate of their use (1920-1996)

lease

lease
(v. i.) To gather what harvesters have left behind; to glean.
(v. t.) To grant to another by lease the possession of, as of lands, tenements, and hereditaments; to let; to demise; as, a landowner leases a farm to a tenant; -- sometimes with out.
(v. t.) To hold under a lease; to take lease of; as, a tenant leases his land from the owner.
(v. t.) A demise or letting of lands, tenements, or hereditaments to another for life, for a term of years, or at will, or for any less interest than that which the lessor has in the property, usually for a specified rent or compensation.
(v. t.) The contract for such letting.
(v. t.) Any tenure by grant or permission; the time for which such a tenure holds good; allotted time.

leash

leash
(n.) A thong of leather, or a long cord, by which a falconer holds his hawk, or a courser his dog.
(n.) A brace and a half; a tierce; three; three creatures of any kind, especially greyhounds, foxes, bucks, and hares; hence, the number three in general.
(n.) A string with a loop at the end for lifting warp threads, in a loom.
(v. t.) To tie together, or hold, with a leash.

least

least
(a.) Smallest, either in size or degree; shortest; lowest; most unimportant; as, the least insect; the least mercy; the least space.
(adv.) In the smallest or lowest degree; in a degree below all others; as, to reward those who least deserve it.
(conj.) See Lest, conj.

leasy

leasy
(a.) Flimsy; vague; deceptive.

leave

leave
(n.) Liberty granted by which restraint or illegality is removed; permission; allowance; license.
(n.) The act of leaving or departing; a formal parting; a leaving; farewell; adieu; -- used chiefly in the phrase, to take leave, i. e., literally, to take permission to go.
(v.) To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart from; as, to leave the house.
(v.) To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
(v.) To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
(v.) To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to relinquish.
(v.) To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
(v.) To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as, leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave the matter to arbitrators.
(v.) To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy to his niece.
(v. i.) To send out leaves; to leaf; -- often with out.
(v. i.) To depart; to set out.
(v. i.) To cease; to desist; to leave off.
(v. t.) To raise; to levy.

lhasa

lhasa
A breed of terrier having a long heavy coat raised in Tibet as watchdogs
The sacred city of Lamaism; known as the Forbidden City for its former inaccessibility and hostility to strangers

liana

liana
(n.) A luxuriant woody plant, climbing high trees and having ropelike stems. The grapevine often has the habit of a liane. Lianes are abundant in the forests of the Amazon region.
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