Definitions for leftlɛft

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

leftlɛft(adj.)

  1. of, pertaining to, or located on or near the side of a person or thing that is turned toward the west when the subject is facing north (

    Ref: opposed to right

  2. (often cap.) of or belonging to the political Left; having liberal or radical views in politics.

    Category: Government

  3. (n.)the left side, or something that is on the left side.

  4. a turn toward the left:

    Make a left at the next corner.

  5. the Left, those individuals or organized groups advocating liberal reform or revolutionary change in the social, political, or economic order. the liberal position held by these people.

    Category: Government

  6. (usu. cap.) the part of a legislative assembly, esp. in continental Europe, that is situated to the left of the presiding officer. the more liberal members of such an assembly, who customarily sit in this part.

    Category: Government

  7. Category: Showbiz

    Ref: stage left

  8. a boxing blow delivered by the left hand.

    Category: Sport

  9. (adv.)toward the left.

Origin of left:

1125–75; ME left, lift, luft, OE left idle, weak, c. MD, LG lucht(er), luft

leftlɛft(v.)

  1. pt. and pp. of

    Ref: leave 1 . 1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. left(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"

  2. left, left wing(noun)

    those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare

  3. left, left hand(noun)

    the hand that is on the left side of the body

    "jab with your left"

  4. left field, leftfield, left(noun)

    the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left

    "the batter flied out to left"

  5. left(adj)

    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"

  6. left(adj)

    being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north

    "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"

  7. leftover, left over(p), left(p), odd, remaining, unexpended(adj)

    not used up

    "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left"; "saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; "unexpended provisions"

  8. left(a), left-hand(a)(adj)

    intended for the left hand

    "I rarely lose a left-hand glove"

  9. left(adverb)

    of or belonging to the political or intellectual left

  10. left(adverb)

    toward or on the left; also used figuratively

    "he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. leftɛft

    the past tense and past participle of "leave"

  2. left(adjective)ɛft

    ≠ right

    your left hand; Take a left turn.; on the left side of the page

  3. left(noun)ɛft

    the left side or direction

    on the left of your screen; Turn to the left.; Look to your left.

  4. leftɛft

    a road, path, or turn on the left side

    It's the next left, after the gas station.

  5. leftɛft

    to turn to the left

    Make a left at the light onto Main St.

  6. leftɛft

    ≠ the right

    ideals associated with the left

  7. left(adverb)ɛft

    to or toward the left side

    Turn/Go left here.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Left

    of Leave

  2. Left

    of Leave

  3. Left(adj)

    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

  4. Left(noun)

    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

  5. Left(noun)

    those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who are in the opposition; the advanced republicans and extreme radicals. They have their seats at the left-hand side of the presiding officer. See Center, and Right

Freebase

  1. Left

    Left is the second and final album by the band Hope of the States, released on June 19, 2006. It was released on CD, DualDisc CD/DVD, and as a limited edition double 10" vinyl. The album was preceded by two singles, the limited edition "Blood Meridian EP" and "Sing It Out", which reached #39 in the singles charts. The album itself reached #50 on the UK album charts on its initial release. The album was described as slightly more accessible and guitar-oriented than were the tracks on Hope of the States's debut, The Lost Riots. There followed a further single, the title track Left, which charted at #63 in August 2006, shortly before the band announced their split.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'left' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #251

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'left' in Written Corpus Frequency: #341

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'left' in Nouns Frequency: #1258

  4. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'left' in Adjectives Frequency: #130


Translations for left

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

left(noun)

the left side, part etc

He sat on her left; She turned to her left; Take the first road on the left; Keep to the left!

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