Leaved to Leer
(Leaved) a. [From Leaf.] Bearing, or having, a leaf or leaves; having folds; used in combination; as,
a four-leaved clover; a two-leaved gate; long-leaved.
(Leave"less) a. Leafless. [Obs.] Carew.
(Leav"en) n. [OE. levain, levein, F. levain, L. levamen alleviation, mitigation; but taken in the
sense of, a raising, that which raises, fr. levare to raise. See Lever, n.]
1. Any substance that produces, or is designed to produce, fermentation, as in dough or liquids; esp., a
portion of fermenting dough, which, mixed with a larger quantity of dough, produces a general change in
the mass, and renders it light; yeast; barm.
2. Anything which makes a general assimilating (especially a corrupting) change in the mass.
Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.Luke xii. 1.
(Leav"en), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Leavened ; p. pr. & vb. n. Leavening ]
1. To make light by the action of leaven; to cause to ferment.
A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.1 Cor. v. 6.
2. To imbue; to infect; to vitiate.
With these and the like deceivable doctrines, he leavens also his prayer.Milton.
1. The act of making light, or causing to ferment, by means of leaven.
2. That which leavens or makes light. Bacon.
(Leav"en*ous) a. Containing leaven. Milton.
(Leav"er) n. One who leaves, or withdraws.
(Leaves) n., pl. of Leaf.
(Leave"-tak`ing) n. Taking of leave; parting compliments. Shak.
(Leav"i*ness) n. [Fr. Leaf.] Leafiness.[Obs.]
(Leav"ings), n. pl.
1. Things left; remnants; relics.
2. Refuse; offal.
(Leav"y) a. Leafy. [Obs.] Chapman.
(Leb"an, Leb"ban) n. Coagulated sour milk diluted with water; a common beverage among the
Arabs. Also, a fermented liquor made of the same.
(Le*ca"ma) n. (Zoöl.) The hartbeest.
(Le*can"o*man`cy) n. [Gr. leka`nh bowl or basin + -mancy.] Divination practiced with
water in a basin, by throwing three stones into it, and invoking the demon whose aid was sought.