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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kloh-ver-leef]
    • /ˈkloʊ vərˌlif/
    • /ˈkləʊ.və.liːf/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kloh-ver-leef]
    • /ˈkloʊ vərˌlif/

Definitions of cloverleaf word

  • countable noun cloverleaf A cloverleaf is an arrangement of curved roads, resembling a four-leaf clover, that joins two main roads. 3
  • noun cloverleaf an arrangement of connecting roads, resembling a four-leaf clover in form, that joins two intersecting main roads 3
  • noun cloverleaf in the shape or pattern of a leaf of clover 3
  • noun cloverleaf an interchange which, by means of an overpass with curving ramps that form the outline of a four-leaf clover and other connecting roads, permits traffic to move or turn in any of four directions with little interference 3
  • noun plural cloverleaf a road arrangement, resembling a four-leaf clover in form, for permitting easy traffic movement between two intersecting high-speed highways. One highway passes over the other, and both are joined by a system of curved feeder roads permitting vehicles to enter and leave the highways. 1
  • adjective cloverleaf shaped like or resembling a leaf or leaves of clover. 1

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Origin of cloverleaf

First appearance:

before 1930
One of the 10% newest English words
First recorded in 1930-35; clover + leaf

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Parts of speech for Cloverleaf


cloverleaf popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 79% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for cloverleaf

noun cloverleaf

  • intersection — a place where two or more roads meet, especially when at least one is a major highway; junction.
  • edge — a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edges of the road. The paper had deckle edges.
  • rim — the outer edge, border, margin, or brink of something, especially of a circular object.
  • fork — an instrument having two or more prongs or tines, for holding, lifting, etc., as an implement for handling food or any of various agricultural tools.
  • ridge — a long, narrow elevation of land; a chain of hills or mountains.

Antonyms for cloverleaf

noun cloverleaf

  • middle — equally distant from the extremes or outer limits; central: the middle point of a line; the middle singer in a trio.
  • center — a point equally distant from all points on the circumference of a circle or surface of a sphere
  • centre — A centre is a building where people have meetings, take part in a particular activity, or get help of some kind.

Top questions with cloverleaf

  • what is cloverleaf?
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