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noun (leaves)
  1. An organ of a plant typically divided into a flattened portion (the blade) and a narrow stalk (the petiole) and serving as the principal site of photosynthesis and transpiration.
  2. Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.
  3. A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
gold leaf
  1. A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).
  2. (in plural leaves) tea leaf, Tea leaves.
  3. A flat section used to extend the size of a table.
  4. (context, computing, mathematics) In a tree, a node that has no descendants.
verb
  1. (intransitive) To produce leaves; put forth foliage.
librarian Tweet Definition of librarian Like Definition of librarian on Facebook
noun
  1. the manager of a library
  2. one who cares for the books in a library
  3. a person who processes and organizes information
library Tweet Definition of library Like Definition of library on Facebook
noun (libraries)
  1. An institution which holds books and/or other forms of stored information for use by certain people. It is usual, but not a defining feature of a library, for it to be housed in rooms of a building, to lend items of its collection to members either with or without payment, and to provide various other services for its community of users.
  2. A collection of books or other forms of stored information. An individual may refer to his collection of books and other items as his library.
  3. record library
  4. (computer science) A collection of subprograms used to develop software.
lookup Tweet Definition of lookup Like Definition of lookup on Facebook
noun (Plural:lookups)
  1. An attempt to retrieve data on something.
My database failed because I misspelled the word.

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