noun \ˈlēf-lət\

: a printed and often folded sheet of paper that is usually given to people for no cost

Full Definition of LEAFLET

a :  one of the divisions of a compound leaf
b :  a small or young foliage leaf
:  a leaflike organ or part
:  a usually folded printed sheet intended for free distribution

Examples of LEAFLET

  1. Protesters were handing out leaflets condemning the government's environmental policies.
  2. <the company hires college students to work the phones and distribute leaflets for its clients>

First Known Use of LEAFLET


Other Printing Terms

epigraph, errata, leader, mechanical, notch, tittle, underscore, widow



: to give leaflets to many people in (a place)

leaflet·ed or leaflet·tedleaflet·ing or leaflet·ting

Full Definition of LEAFLET

intransitive verb
:  to hand out leaflets
transitive verb
:  to hand out leaflets to

Examples of LEAFLET

  1. We spent the morning leafleting.

First Known Use of LEAFLET



noun \ˈlē-flət\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LEAFLET

: a leaflike organ, structure, or part <lipid molecules in a bimolecular leaflet>; especially : any of the flaps of the biscuspid valve or the tricuspid valve


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