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Adjective: left (lefter,leftest)  left
  1. Being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
    "my left hand"; "left centre field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
     
  2. Not used up
    "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left";
    - leftover, left over, odd, remaining, unexpended
     
  3. Intended for the left hand
    "I rarely lose a left-hand glove";
    - left-hand
     
  4. Of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
Noun: left  left
  1. 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"
     
  2. Those who support varying degrees of social, political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
    - left wing
     
  3. The hand that is on the left side of the body
    "jab with your left";
    - left hand
     
  4. The piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
    "the batter flied out to left";
    - left field, leftfield
     
  5. 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"
Adverb: left  left
  1. Toward or on the left; also used figuratively
    "he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left"
Verb: leave (left)  leev
  1. Go away from a place
    "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"; "At what time does your train leave?";
    - go forth, go away
     
  2. Go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
    "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind"
     
  3. Act or be so as to become in a specified state
    "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"
     
  4. Refrain from changing, disturbing or taking
    "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone";
    - leave alone, leave behind
     
  5. Move out of or depart from
    "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country";
    - exit, go out, get out
     
  6. Make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
    "This leaves no room for improvement"; "leave lots of time for the trip";
    - allow for, allow, provide
     
  7. Have as a result or residue
    "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin";
    - result, lead
     
  8. Remove oneself from an association with or participation in
    "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms";
    - depart, pull up stakes
     
  9. Put into the care or protection of someone
    "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care";
    - entrust
     
  10. Leave or give by will after one's death
    "My grandfather left me his entire estate";
    - bequeath, will
     
  11. Have left or have as a remainder
    "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
     
  12. Be survived by after one's death
    "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats";
    - leave behind
     
  13. Transmit (knowledge or skills)
    "leave your name and address here";
    - impart, give, pass on
     
  14. Leave behind unintentionally
    "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors";
    - forget

Derived forms: lefts, leftest, lefter

See also: far left, larboard, left-hand, left-handed, leftie, leftish, leftist, leftmost, left-of-center [US], left-of-centre [Brit, Cdn], left-wing, lefty, liberal, near, nigh, place, port, position, socialist, socialistic, unexhausted

Type of: afford, bring about, change, faction, forbear, get, gift, give, give rise, hand, have, lose, make, manus, mitt, move, parcel, parcel of land, pass, pass on, paw, piece of ground, piece of land, place, position, present, produce, reach, refrain, sect, tell, tract, turn, turn over, turning, yield

Antonym: arrive, center [US], right

Part of: outfield

Encyclopedia: Left, Right & Center

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