Liver vs Leaver - What's the difference?

liver | leaver |

As an adjective liver

is (label) from or pertaining to liverpool.

As a noun leaver is

one who leaves.



(wikipedia liver)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . Cognate with (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl), (etyl) and (etyl) (m) (the last three from (etyl) (m)).


  • (anatomy) A large organ in the body that stores and metabolizes nutrients, destroys toxins and produces bile. It is responsible for thousands of biochemical reactions.
  • Steve Jobs is a famous liver transplant recipient.
  • (countable, uncountable) This organ, as taken from animals used as food.
  • I'd like some goose liver pate.
    You could fry up some chicken livers''' for a tasty treat. — Nah, I don't like chicken '''liver .
  • * 1993 , Philippa Gregory, Fallen Skies , ISBN-13: 978-1-4165-9314-0, page 222:
  • "I should think you've rocked the boat enough already by refusing to eat liver ."
  • A dark brown colour, tinted with red and gray, like the colour of liver.
  • Usage notes
    * The noun is often used attributively to modify other words. Used in this way, it frequently means "concerning the liver", "intended for the liver" or "made of liver" .
    Derived terms
    * chopped liver * cod liver oil


  • Of the colour of (dark brown, tinted with red and gray).
  • * 2006 , Rawdon Briggs Lee, A History and Description of the Modern Dogs of Great Britain & Ireland , ISBN 0-543-96651-8, page 298:
  • His friend Rothwell, who had the use of the best Laveracks for breeding purposes, wrote him that one of his puppies was liver and white.

    Derived terms

    * cod-liver oil * lily-livered * liver fluke * liver salts * liver sausage * liver spot * liverish * liverwort * liverwurst * sea liver

    See also

    * detoxification * fascioliasis * gout * jaundice *

    Etymology 2

    From .


    (en noun)
  • Someone who lives (usually in a specified way).
  • *, II.31:
  • Ephori'' of ''Sparta , hearing a dissolute liver propose a very beneficial advise unto the people, commaunded him to hold his peace, and desired an honest man to assume the invention of it unto himselfe and to propound it.
  • *, II.3.7:
  • a wicked liver may be reclaimed, and prove an honest man.
  • * Prior
  • Try if life be worth the liver's care.

    Etymology 3



  • (live)
  • Seeing things on big screen somehow makes it seem liver .


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    (en noun)
  • One who leaves.
  • :He's a leaver , not a stayer: he'll never be happy tied down in one place.
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