Synonyms of leaf in English:

leaf


See definition of leaf

noun

1‘sycamore leaves’

SYNONYMS

frond

flag, needle, pad, blade, bract, leaflet

technical cotyledon, foliole

2‘as he handled the book, a sheaf of loose leaves fell from the back’

SYNONYMS

page, sheet, folio, flyleaf


verb

1‘he leafed through a pile of documents’

SYNONYMS

flick, flip, thumb, skim, browse, glance, look, riffle

read, scan, dip into, run one's eye over, have a look at, peruse

2‘many plants need a period of dormancy before they leaf and flower’

SYNONYMS

put out leaves, bud, burst into leaves

rare foliate


Phrases

    turn over a new leaf

      ‘I see fatherhood as a chance to turn over a new leaf’

      SYNONYMS

      reform, improve, amend

      mend one's ways, become a better person, change completely, make a fresh start, change for the better, reconstruct oneself

      informal

      go straight, get back on the straight and narrow

      ANTONYMS

      backslide