Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A blank or specially printed leaf at the beginning or end of a book.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A blank leaf at the beginning or end of a book; the blank leaf of a folded circular, program, or the like.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A blank leaf in the front of back or a book.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A blank page at the front or back of a book.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a blank leaf in the front or back of a book

Etymologies

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Examples

  • | Reply lies, flyleaf is awesome, That was a bad remix of the song.

    EXTRALIFE – By Scott Johnson - Amazing Machinima music video

  • On the flyleaf were his initials R.D., the letters of the handkerchief, and underneath C.D. freshly written.

    Kirsteen: The Story of a Scotch Family Seventy Years Ago

  • On the flyleaf was a Greek elegiac couplet in which Dover had managed (1) to use in an apposite and humorous way a Greek word whose meaning we had discussed in a co-authored article, disputing its translation with John Finnis; (2) to express pleasure at the collaboration; and (3) to compare the "daring" outspokenness of our article to that of his own memoir-all with not only impeccable meter and style, but also graciousness, wit, and elegance.

    The New Republic - All Feed

  • Inside the flyleaf was a white envelope with the name Terry written on it, in Ernie’s appalling script.

    Walls of Silence

  • Inside the flyleaf was a white envelope with the name Terry written on it, in Ernie’s appalling script.

    Walls of Silence

  • Inside the flyleaf was a white envelope with the name Terry written on it, in Ernie’s appalling script.

    Walls of Silence

  • The front free flyleaf was gone, removing half of that double page spread.

    MIND MELD: Books That Hold Special Places in Our Hearts and On Our Shelves

  • I picked it up and saw that the front free flyleaf (or FFF, a term I had never heard) was gone exposing the title page when you open up the book.

    Geek With (Lots of) Books: Super Special Secret Origin

  • In his illustrious career, only one academic title seems to have eluded him: scuba-diving instructor at Tufts, a job he sought, he says, because it would have amused him to list the credential on the "flyleaf of my next book."

    The Man Who Defined Deviancy Up

  • For reasons that gradually become clear, these rules call to mind the "general resolves" scribbled on the flyleaf of a Hopalong Cassidy book by the young title character in the "The Great Gatsby."

    A Spirited Climb Into Café Society

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  • A blank leaf, sometimes more than one, following the front free endpaper, or at the end of a book where there is not sufficient text to fill out the last few pages.

    February 25, 2008