Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Dear. See lief.
  • Same as 3d & 4th leave.
  • intransitive v. To live.
  • transitive v. To believe.
  • transitive v. To grant; -- used esp. in exclamations or prayers followed by a dependent clause.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete variant of leave, leave, leeve, live, and lief.

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  • 1. dear.
    2. leave.
    3. to live.
    4. to believe.
    5. to grant; used esp. in exclamations or prayers followed by a dependent clause. ("God leve all be well." -- Chaucer.)

    September 6, 2008