Leave meaning in English | Easy explanation | Indian dictionary

Leave meaning in English: In this article, the meaning of the word ‘Leave’ is explained in easy English with examples, along with its synonyms and antonyms.

Leave’ pronunciation= liv, lev

Leave meaning in English

The word ‘Leave’ is used in different ways and then its meaning is also different. For eg.

1. When someone is allowed to be absent from work, then that absence is called ‘Leave’.

Example: Tomorrow I am on leave.

2. The word leave is also used to indicate the state of going away or departure from a place.

Example: I am leaving my house now.

3. To give up any work or organization.

Example: I am leaving this WhatsApp group.

4. The act of leaving something or something somewhere.

Example: Please leave me a message.

5. To give up someone permanently.

Example: He left the city permanently.

Leave- English meaning
on holiday
give up
throw off
to depart
keeping out


The word ‘Leave’ works as a Noun and Verb.

The past tense of the word ‘Leave’ is ‘Left’ and its present tense is ‘Leaving’.

The plural noun of the word ‘Leave’ is ‘Leaves’.

Sentences that can be formed using the word ‘Leave’ are as follows.


▪ Application for leave of absence.

▪ Paid leave for new mothers.

▪ Never leave me alone.

▪ Please, never leave me again alone.

▪ I am on leave today and tomorrow.

▪ Leave me alone, please.

▪ Leave all books on the table before entering the exam room.

▪ Leave no stone unturned.

▪ Because of illness, he was granted leave.

▪ I am leaving soon.

▪ Please don’t leave me like this.

▪ Just leave it at the door.

▪ Just leave it to me.

▪ Shall I leave the window open?

▪ Once I leave the relationship, I don’t care about anybody.

▪ May I leave the room?

▪ Today I am on leave.

▪ Can I leave this here?

▪ I am now leaving for office.

▪ He left home early morning.

▪ Take leave tomorrow.

‘Leave’ other meanings

privilege leave= Earned leaves, These are the leaves that are earned in the previous year and enjoyed in the preceding years.

paternity leave= ‘Paternity leave’ refers to the leave that is exclusively granted to the father after or shortly before the birth of his child.

casual leave= ‘Casual Leave’ (CL) is granted to an eligible employee if they cannot report to work due to an unforeseen situation. Casual leave can also be utilized if an eligible employee wants to take leave for a couple of days for personal reasons, but not for a vacation.

commuted leave= ‘Commuted Leave’ admissible in exchange of half pay leave to a Government employee on medical grounds or for prosecuting a higher course of technical or scientific studies in the public interest. ‘Commuted Leave’ can be granted only when the leave sanctioning authority is satisfied that there is a reasonable prospect of staff returning to duty on its expiry.

maternity leave= ‘Maternity leave’ granted to women for the birth of their child.

preparatory leave= The leave permitted before the exam for preparation

bereavement leave= Bereavement leave is also called Compassionate leave. This leave is a paid-time-off category that employees can use following the death of a close friend or family member.

sabbatical leave= ‘Sabbatical leave’ is a break from work leave. Sabbatical leave will be unpaid leave, for eg. study leave

sick leave= ‘Sick leave’ is absent from work granted because of illness or some critical health issue.

compensatory leave= ‘Compensatory Leave’ shall be equal to the number of days for which an employee is required to work during Sunday or holiday. Compensatory leave is paid leave earned by non-exempt employees.

paid leave= During paid leave you will receive your normal pay.

leave encashment= Cash payment in lieu of leave

i am on leave= I am on vacation

i am on leave today= I’m on vacation today

leave availed= took leave

compassionate leave= Compassionate leave is a paid-time-off category that employees can use following the death of a close friend or family member.

leave out= Give up, forsake

leave off= Leave it

annual leave= Annual leave is paid free time granted by employers to employees annually.

wreck everyone and leave= Ruin it all and abandon

I am leaving– I am going

please leave me= Please release me

just leave= Go away.

shall I leave= I have to go

may I leave= Can I go

can I leave= Shall I go

‘Leave’ Synonyms-antonyms

The synonyms of the word ‘Leave’ are as follows.

leave of absence
time off
give up
check out
run away from
do a bunk
pull out of
get out of

The antonyms of the word ‘Leave’ are as follows.



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