Definition of Left

1. Noun. Location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east. "She stood on the left"

Generic synonyms: Place, Position
Specialized synonyms: Left Stage, Stage Left
Antonyms: Right



2. Adjective. Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north. "The left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
Attributes: Place, Position
Also: Left-handed
Similar to: Left-hand, Leftmost, Near, Nigh, Larboard, Port
Antonyms: Right

3. Adverb. Toward or on the left; also used figuratively. "The political party has moved left"
Antonyms: Right

4. Noun. Those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare.
Exact synonyms: Left Wing
Generic synonyms: Faction, Sect
Derivative terms: Collectivist

5. Adjective. Not used up. "Unexpended provisions"
Exact synonyms: Left Over, Leftover, Odd, Remaining, Unexpended
Similar to: Unexhausted

6. Noun. The hand that is on the left side of the body. "Jab with your left"
Exact synonyms: Left Hand
Generic synonyms: Hand, Manus, Mitt, Paw
Derivative terms: Lefthander

7. Adjective. Intended for the left hand. "I rarely lose a left-hand glove"
Exact synonyms: Left-hand
Similar to: Left-handed

8. Noun. The piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left. "The batter flied out to left"
Exact synonyms: Left Field, Leftfield
Group relationships: Outfield
Generic synonyms: Parcel, Parcel Of Land, Piece Of Ground, Piece Of Land, Tract
Derivative terms: Left Fielder

9. Adjective. Of or belonging to the political or intellectual left.

10. Noun. A turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east. "Take a left at the corner"
Generic synonyms: Turn, Turning

Definition of Left

1. imp. & p. p. of Leave.

2. a. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.

3. n. That part of surrounding space toward which the left side of one's body is turned; as, the house is on the left when you face North.

4. a. Situated so that the left side of the body is toward it; as, the left side of a deliberative meeting is that to the left of the presiding officer; the left wing of an army is that to the left of the center to one facing an enemy.

Definition of Left

1. Adjective. The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north. ¹

2. Adjective. (politics) pertaining to the political left; liberal ¹

3. Adverb. On the left side. ¹

4. Adverb. Towards the left side. ¹

5. Noun. The left side. ¹

6. Noun. (politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group. ¹

7. Noun. (boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist. ¹

8. Verb. (past of leave) ¹

9. Verb. remaining ¹

10. Verb. (Ireland) (colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Left

1. pertaining to the side of the body to the north when one faces east [adj LEFTER, LEFTEST] / the left side or hand [n -S]

Medical Definition of Left

1. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals. Left bank of a river, that which is on the left hand of a person whose face is turned downstream. Left bower. See Bower. Left center, the members whose sympathies are, in the main, with the members of the Left, but who do not favor extreme courses, and on occasions vote with the government. They sit between the Center and the extreme Left. Over the left shoulder, or Over the left, an old but still current colloquialism, or slang expression, used as an aside to indicate insincerity, negation, or disbelief; as, he said it, and it is true, over the left. Origin: OE. Left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. Leeft, OD.lucht, luft; cf. AS.left (equiv. To L. Inanis), lyftadl palsy; or cf. AS.lf weak. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Left

leets
leetspeak
leetspeek
leeward
leeward side
leeward tide
leewardly
leewards
leeway
leeway space
leeways
lefetamine
leflunomide
lefort fracture
lefse
left (current term)
left(a)
left(p)
left, right and center
left, right and centre
left-click
left-clicked
left-clicking
left-clicks
left-drag
left-footed
left-footer
left-hand
left-hand(a)
left-hand drive

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