Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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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