- The definition of a leaflet is a section of leaf, or a piece of printed paper that is handed out.
- An example of a leaflet is one of the segments of a soybean leaf.
- An example of a leaflet is a promotional flier for a new cafe in town.
A woman reading a leaflet.
- one of the divisions of a compound leaf
- a small or young leaf
- a separate sheet of printed matter, often folded but not stitched
- One of the segments of a compound leaf.
- A small leaf or leaflike part.
- A printed, usually folded handbill or flier intended for free distribution.
verbleaf·let·ed, leaf·let·ing, leaf·lets also leaf·let·ted or leaf·let·ting
To hand out leaflets.
To hand out leaflets to or in: leafleted the morning commuters; leaflet a neighborhood.
- (botany) One of the components of a compound leaf.
- (botany) A small plant leaf.
- The new leaflets at the end of the branch were a lighter shade of green than the mature leaves.
- A small sheet of paper containing information, used for dissemination of said information, often an advertisement.
- A leaflet had been left under the car's windshield wiper.
- (anatomy) A flap of a valve of a heart or blood vessel.
(third-person singular simple present leaflets, present participle leafleting, simple past and past participle leafleted)
- To distribute leaflets to.
- A sidewalk preacher gave an impassioned sermon while an assistant leafleted those who stayed to listen.
- (intransitive) To distribute leaflets.
- During the summer, Peter earned some extra cash by leafleting for a local pizza delivery restaurant.
- The inflected forms leafletted and leafletting are sometimes seen, but the correctly formed inflections leafleted and leafleting are preferred.