leave-taking

leave-taking
leave′-tak`ing
n.
a saying farewell; a parting or good-bye; departure:
Their leave-taking was brief[/ex]
Etymology: 1325–75

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Leave-taking — Leave tak ing, n. Taking of leave; the act of departing politely; the giving of parting compliments. Shak. Syn: farewell, leave, parting. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leave-taking — [lēv′tāk΄iŋ] n. the act of taking leave, or saying goodbye …   English World dictionary

  • leave-taking — late 14c., from LEAVE (Cf. leave) (n.) + prp. of TAKE (Cf. take) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • leave-taking — leave .taking n literary an act of saying goodbye when you go away …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • leave-taking — ► NOUN ▪ an act of saying goodbye …   English terms dictionary

  • leave-taking — UK [ˈliːvˌteɪkɪŋ] / US [ˈlɪvˌteɪkɪŋ] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms leave taking : singular leave taking plural leave takings formal a situation in which you say goodbye to someone …   English dictionary

  • leave-taking — noun the end of school in June is a time of leave taking. See: take one s leave …   Словарь американских идиом

  • leave-taking — /leev tay king/, n. a saying farewell; a parting or good bye; departure: His leave taking was brief. [1325 75; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • leave-taking — noun The process of saying goodbye. The formal leave taking ceremony of a diplomat can take all day just to say well have my replacemtne here tomorrow …   Wiktionary

  • leave-taking — leave tak|ing [ liv,teıkıŋ ] noun count or uncount MAINLY BRITISH FORMAL a situation in which you say goodbye to someone …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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