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)

intransitive verb

: to hand out leaflets

transitive verb

: to hand out leaflets to

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.
Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In the late nineteen-thirties, her face appeared on a leaflet issued by the Nazi propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels, as a potent representative of degenerate, untermenschlich art. Lauren Michele Jackson, The New Yorker, 8 Aug. 2022 The group recommends targeting SUVs in posh or middle-class areas and then leaving a leaflet on the windshield explaining why their SUV now has a flat tire. Sebastian Blanco, Car and Driver, 10 July 2022 Morning tea was always made with a leaflet or two of lemongrass. Katie Kelly Bell, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Previously, police collected more than 200 fliers in Beverly Hills and found that each leaflet was enclosed in a plastic sandwich bag containing rice — likely to weigh them down so that they could be thrown out of a passing car. Rosanna Xiastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Apr. 2022 Several protesters said they were attracted by a leaflet which offered a free beer party along with an effort to stop a train. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 May 2022 At the national level, a photo of Le Pen shaking hands with Putin still featured in a campaign leaflet printed in the lead-up to the Russian invasion. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2022 Le Pen visited the Russian strongman during her 2017 presidential campaign, but this time around, she was forced to scrap a promotional leaflet with a photo of her and Putin taken during that trip. Joseph Ataman, CNN, 20 Apr. 2022 London, and other European cities, have been blanketed with leaflet, and social media campaigns over the last year offering $13-20 discounts (10 to 15 pounds) to new, and returning, customers. Iain Martin, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Workers who favor unionization, by contrast, seldom are allowed even to leaflet on company property. Timothy Noah, The New Republic, 8 Apr. 2022 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, 24 Sep. 2019 About 100 Stanford students leafleted on the Peninsula trains, with mixed results, The Chronicle reported. Bill Van Niekerken, SFChronicle.com, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 23 Apr. 2018 See More

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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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More Definitions for leaflet

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

leaflet

noun
leaf·​let

Legal Definition of leaflet

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a usually folded printed sheet intended for free distribution

leaflet

intransitive verb
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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