leaflet

noun
leaf·​let | \ ˈlēf-lət How to pronounce leaflet (audio) \

Definition of leaflet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : one of the divisions of a compound leaf
b : a small or young foliage leaf
2 : a leaflike organ or part (such as one of the flaps of a heart valve)
3 : a usually folded printed sheet intended for free distribution

leaflet

verb
leafleted or leafletted; leafleting or leafletting

Definition of leaflet (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to hand out leaflets to

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Synonyms for leaflet

Synonyms: Noun

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Examples of leaflet in a Sentence

Noun Protesters were handing out leaflets condemning the government's environmental policies. the company hires college students to work the phones and distribute leaflets for its clients Verb We spent the morning leafleting.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In retaliation to the initial leaflet drop, North Korea cut communication lines with the South and blew up the joint liaison office, which is located in the town of Kaesong just north of the DMZ. Helen Regan And Luke Henderson, CNN, "North Korea suspends plans for increased military pressure against the South," 24 June 2020 To soothe tensions, the South had promised to stop the leaflet-launchers in 2018. The Economist, "Fighting mockery with munitions North Korea blows up the South’s de facto embassy," 18 June 2020 North Korea has recently grown increasingly frustrated by a leaflet campaign led by defectors in the South as well as the lack of effort by President Moon’s government to stop the campaign. Fox News, "South Korea's unification minister resigns amid rising tensions with North," 19 June 2020 But the leaflet launches, which have been happening for years and are not considered terribly effective by most analysts, are likely to be a pretext. The Economist, "Out with a bang North Korea blows up detente with the South," 17 June 2020 Michael Andraychak said the department warned Konopaski last Wednesday to stop distributing leaflets on the sidewalk and return home. Emma Colton, Washington Examiner, "San Francisco issues first citation for violating shelter-in-place order to anti-abortion protester in his 80s," 7 Apr. 2020 The airship acted as a roving Nazi propaganda tool, announcing over loudspeakers support for the Fuhrer and dropping leaflets promoting the remilitarization of the Rhineland. Matt Blitz, Popular Mechanics, "83 Years Later, Many Questions Remain About the Hindenburg Disaster," 6 May 2020 Despite about 12,000 leaflets distributed, many students didn’t know about the ban, or didn’t care. Laura Johnston, cleveland, "‘I have great pride in the revolt:’ Kent State University shooting victim Alan Canfora recounts events leading to May 4, 1970," 3 May 2020 When poor and middle-class people challenged bans on their ability to hand out leaflets or post campaign signs, the Court suppressed their speech, out of deference to Postal Service mailbox rules and municipal concerns about clutter. Michael O’donnell, The Atlantic, "The Supreme Court’s Enduring Bias," 29 Mar. 2020 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb The rules allowing speeches and leafleting in only one section of the park, as well as the sidewalks, were issued in April 2019. chicagotribune.com, "Corrections and clarifications," 24 Sep. 2019 About 100 Stanford students leafleted on the Peninsula trains, with mixed results, The Chronicle reported. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, "Moratorium Day: When anti-Vietnam War march brought out ‘squares’ and students," 9 Oct. 2019 Another article lashed out at South Korean authorities for allowing defectors to send anti-North Korea leaflets across their border. Fox News, "North Korea welcomes foreign journalists, but excludes South Korean media to nuclear site closing," 23 May 2018 Yet another article lashed out at South Korean authorities for allowing defectors to send anti-North Korea leaflets across their border. Eric Talmadge, chicagotribune.com, "As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone," 22 May 2018 Yet another article lashed out at South Korean authorities for allowing defectors to send anti-North Korea leaflets across their border. Eric Talmadge, The Christian Science Monitor, "As summit approaches, North Korea's media sharpens its tone," 22 May 2018 The North quickly matched the South’s action with its own border broadcasts and launches of balloons carrying anti-South Korea leaflets across the border. BostonGlobe.com, "South Korea stops propaganda broadcasts along North Korean border," 23 Apr. 2018 The North quickly matched the South’s action with its own border broadcasts and launches of balloons carrying anti-South Korea leaflets across the border. Hyung-jin Kim, USA TODAY, "South Korea stops blasting K-pop at North Korea across the DMZ ahead of nuclear talks," 23 Apr. 2018 Both sides barraged the other with the noise, with North Korea even floating balloons packed with anti-South Korea leaflets across the border. John Bacon, ajc, "South Korea stops blasting K-pop at North Korea across the DMZ ahead of nuclear talks," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of leaflet

Noun

1777, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb

1962, in the meaning defined at intransitive sense

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The first known use of leaflet was in 1777

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“Leaflet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaflet. Accessed 6 Jul. 2020.

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More Definitions for leaflet

leaflet

noun
How to pronounce leaflet (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of leaflet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

leaflet

verb

English Language Learners Definition of leaflet (Entry 2 of 2)

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

leaflet

noun
leaf·​let | \ ˈlēf-lət How to pronounce leaflet (audio) \

Kids Definition of leaflet

1 : a printed and often folded sheet of paper that is usually given to people at no cost an advertising leaflet
2 : one of the divisions of a leaf which is made up of two or more smaller parts
3 : a young or small leaf

leaflet

noun
leaf·​let | \ ˈlē-flət How to pronounce leaflet (audio) \

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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leaflet

noun
leaf·​let

Legal Definition of leaflet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually folded printed sheet intended for free distribution
leafleted; leafletted; leafleting or leafletting

Legal Definition of leaflet (Entry 2 of 2)

: to hand out leaflets invalidated an ordinance banning all leafleting— David Kairys

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