folio vs leaf what difference

what is difference between folio and leaf

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin foliō, the ablative singular form of folium (a leaf; a sheet or leaf of paper). Doublet of foil and folium.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈfəʊlɪəʊ/, /ˈfəʊljəʊ/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈfoʊliˌoʊ/
  • Rhymes: -əʊljəʊ
  • Hyphenation: fo‧lio

Noun

folio (plural folios)

  1. a leaf of a book or manuscript
  2. A page of a book, that is, one side of a leaf of a book.
  3. (printing) A page number. The even folios are on the left-hand pages and the odd folios on the right-hand pages.
  4. (paper) A sheet of paper folded in half.
  5. (books) A book made of sheets of paper each folded in half (two leaves or four pages to the sheet); hence, a book of the largest kind, exceeding 30 cm in height.
  6. (accounting) A page in an account book; sometimes, two opposite pages bearing the same serial number.
  7. (law, dated, 19th to early 20th century) A leaf containing a certain number of words; hence, a certain number of words in a writing, as in England, in law proceedings 72, and in chancery, 90; in New York, 100 words.
  8. A wrapper for loose papers.

Synonyms

  • (book consisting of sheets folded in half): F, f, fo,

Hyponyms

Derived terms

  • folio post

See also

Verb

folio (third-person singular simple present folios, present participle folioing, simple past and past participle folioed)

  1. to put a serial number on each folio or page of (a book); to page
    Synonym: foliate

Esperanto

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin folium (leaf, sheet).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /foˈlio/
  • Hyphenation: fo‧li‧o
  • Rhymes: -io
  • Audio:

Noun

folio (accusative singular folion, plural folioj, accusative plural foliojn)

  1. (botany) leaf
  2. sheet

Derived terms


Finnish

Noun

folio

  1. foil (very thin sheet of metal)

Declension


Ido

Etymology

Borrowed from Esperanto folio., from Latin folium

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfoli̯o/

Noun

folio (plural folii)

  1. (botany) leaf
  2. (thin) sheet
  3. folio (leaf/sheet of paper)

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈfo.li.oː/, [ˈfɔlʲioː]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈfo.li.o/, [ˈfɔːliɔ]

Noun

foliō n

  1. dative singular of folium
  2. ablative singular of folium

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin folio

Noun

folio n (uncountable)

  1. folio

Declension


Serbo-Croatian

Noun

folio m (Cyrillic spelling фолио)

  1. folio

Declension


Spanish

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin folium. Cf. also hoja.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈfoljo/, [ˈfo.ljo]

Noun

folio m (plural folios)

  1. folio


English

Etymology

From Middle English leef, from Old English lēaf, from Proto-West Germanic *laub, from Proto-Germanic *laubą (leaf) (compare West Frisian leaf, Low German Loov, Dutch loof, German Laub, Danish løv, Swedish löv, Norwegian Nynorsk lauv), from Proto-Indo-European *lowbʰ-o-m, from *lewbʰ- (leaf, rind) (compare Irish luibh (herb), Latin liber (bast; book), Lithuanian lúoba (bark), Albanian labë (rind), Latvian luba (plank, board), Russian луб (lub, bast)).

Pronunciation

  • enPR: lēf, IPA(key): /liːf/
  • Rhymes: -iːf
  • Homophones: Leith (with th-fronting), lief

Noun

leaf (countable and uncountable, plural leaves)

  1. The usually green and flat organ that represents the most prominent feature of most vegetative plants.
  2. Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.
  3. A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
  4. A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).
    Synonyms: folio, folium
  5. (advertising, dated) Two pages.
    • 1900, Profitable Advertising (volume 10, issue 2, page 893)
      Heretofore advertisers have had to buy and pay for a leaf — two pages.
  6. (in the plural) Tea leaves.
  7. A flat section used to extend the size of a table.
  8. A moveable panel, e.g. of a bridge or door, originally one that hinged but now also applied to other forms of movement.
    Hyponym: doorleaf
    Meronym: stile
  9. (botany) A foliage leaf or any of the many and often considerably different structures it can specialise into.
  10. (computing, mathematics) In a tree, a node that has no descendants.
    • 2011, John Mongan, Noah Kindler, Eric Giguère, Programming Interviews Exposed
      The algorithm pops the stack to obtain a new current node when there are no more children (when it reaches a leaf).
  11. The layer of fat supporting the kidneys of a pig, leaf fat.
  12. One of the teeth of a pinion, especially when small.
  13. (slang, uncountable) Cannabis.
  14. (Internet slang, derogatory) A Canadian person.

Synonyms

  • phyllon

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

leaf (third-person singular simple present leafs, present participle leafing, simple past and past participle leafed)

  1. (intransitive) To produce leaves; put forth foliage.
  2. (transitive) To divide (a vegetable) into separate leaves.
    The lettuce in our burgers is 100% hand-leafed.

Synonyms

  • leave (verb)

Derived terms

  • leafing
  • leaf through

Translations

See also

  • foliage
  • frond
  • needle

Further reading

  • leaf on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • leaf (disambiguation) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • leaf in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.
  • leaf at OneLook Dictionary Search

References

Anagrams

  • Lafe, alef, feal, flea

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /læ͜ɑːf/

Etymology 1

From Proto-Germanic *laubą. Cognate with West Frisian leaf, Old Saxon lōf, Old High German loup, Old Norse lauf, Gothic ???????????????????? (laufs).

Noun

lēaf n

  1. leaf
  2. page
Declension
Descendants
  • Middle English: leef, lefe, leve, lewe
    • English: leaf
    • Scots: leaf, lefe, leif
    • Yola: laafe

Etymology 2

From Proto-Germanic *laubō. Cognate with Old High German *louba (German Laube).

Noun

lēaf f

  1. permission
Declension
Descendants
  • English: leave

Scots

Etymology

From Old English lēaf.

Noun

leaf (plural leafs)

  1. leaf

West Frisian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɪə̯f/

Etymology 1

From Old Frisian lāf

Noun

leaf n (plural leaven, diminutive leafke)

  1. leaf, especially a long leaf, like a blade of grass
Further reading
  • “leaf (IV)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2

From Old Frisian liāf

Adjective

leaf

  1. friendly, kind, cordial
Inflection
Derived terms
  • leafde
  • leavehearsbistke
Further reading
  • “leaf (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

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