leave n

OE léaf.

  1. Permission; allowance.

leave [-s, leaving, left] v

OE læfan.

  1. Gone; departed; [possibly antithesis between “left” and “gone”] remaining.
  2. Deposit; put in place; give and not take back again.
  3. Allow to remain; do not take; do not remove.
  4. Withdraw; depart from.
  5. Deposit; have remaining; at departure or removal, as a trace or consequence.
  6. To permit without interposition.