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

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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 June 2020, North Korea pulled out of ongoing dialogues, citing displeasure at propaganda leaflet activists were sending across the border. Jake Kwon, CNN, 3 Oct. 2021 The plant has leaves made of three-leaflet bunches with smooth or scalloped edges. Sarah Bowman, The Indianapolis Star, 3 Aug. 2021 One of the most prominent anti-lockdown activists, Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, was arrested earlier this year after distributing a leaflet making the comparison, depicting the Auschwitz concentration camp. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Aug. 2021 One of the most prominent anti-lockdown activists, Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, was arrested earlier this year after distributing a leaflet making the comparison, depicting the Auschwitz concentration camp. Colleen Barry, ajc, 1 Aug. 2021 One of the most prominent anti-lockdown activists, Piers Corbyn, brother of former Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, was arrested earlier this year after distributing a leaflet making the comparison, depicting the Auschwitz concentration camp. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, 1 Aug. 2021 Then sometime around January 2021, hundreds of new leaflet style booklets arrived, all poorly written, historically biased, inaccurate, and pushing a racial narrative... James Freeman, WSJ, 14 July 2021 The leaflet landed in the hands of Ms. Moyer, a graphic designer who was immediately taken by the group’s romanticized revolutionary stylings. New York Times, 25 June 2021 Cut roses in the morning or evening just above an outward-growing leaflet to encourage an open direction for new stem growth. BostonGlobe.com, 6 June 2021 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, 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 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, 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 23 Oct. 2021.

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leaflet

noun

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

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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