The Bible

Bible Usage:

  • leaf used 11 times.


  • Included in Eastons: Yes
  • Included in Hitchcocks: No
  • Included in Naves: No
  • Included in Smiths: No
  • Included in Websters: Yes
  • Included in Strongs: Yes
  • Included in Thayers: No
  • Included in BDB: Yes

Strongs Concordance:


Easton's Bible Dictionary

Of a tree. The olive-leaf mentioned Genesis 8:11. The barren fig-tree had nothing but leaves (Matthew 21:19; Mark 11:13). The oak-leaf is mentioned Isaiah 1:30; 6:13. There are numerous allusions to leaves, their flourishing, their decay, and their restoration (Leviticus 26:36; Isaiah 34:4; Jeremiah 8:13; Daniel 4:12, 14, 21; Mark 11:13; 13:28). The fresh leaf is a symbol of prosperity (Psalms 1:3; Jeremiah 17:8; Ezekiel 47:12); the faded, of decay (Job 13:25; Isaiah 1:30; 64:6; Jeremiah 8:13).

Leaf of a door (1 Kings 6:34), the valve of a folding door.

Leaf of a book (Jeremiah 36:23), perhaps a fold of a roll.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LEAF, noun plural leaves.

1. In botany, leaves are organs of perspiration and inhalation in plants. They usually shoot from the sides of the stems and branches, but sometimes from the root; sometimes they are sessile; more generally supported by petioles. They are of various forms, flat, extended, linear, cylindric, etc.

2. The thin, extended part of a flower; a petal.

3. A part of a book containing two pages.

4. The side of a double door. 1 Kings 6:1.

5. Something resembling a leaf in thinness and extension; a very thin plate; as gold leaf

6. The movable side of a table.

LEAF, verb intransitive To shoot out leaves; to produce leaves. The trees leaf in May.

Smith's Bible Dictionary
Leaf, Leaves

The word occurs in the Authorized Version either in singular or plural number in three different senses.

  1. Leaf of a tree. The righteous are often compared to green leaves. (Jeremiah 17:8) The ungodly, on the other hand, are "as an oak whose leaf fadeth." (Isaiah 1:30)
  2. Leaves of doors. The hebrew word, which occurs very many times in the Bible, and which in (1 Kings 6:32) (margin) and 1 Kings 6:34 Is translated "leaves" in the Authorized Version, signifies beams, ribs, sides, etc.
  3. Leaves of a book or roll occurs in this sense only in (Jeremiah 36:23) The Hebrew word (literally doors) would perhaps be more correctly translated columns.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'AFAGE, noun Abundance of leaves.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'AFED, participle passive Having leaves.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'AFLESS, adjective Destitute of leaves; as a leafless tree.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'AFLET, noun

1. A little leaf.

2. In botany, one of the divisions of a compound leaf; a foliole.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'AF-STALK, noun The petiole or stalk which supports a leaf.

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LE'AFY, adjective Full of leaves; as the leafy forest.