Definitions for leftlɛft
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
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
(often cap.) of or belonging to the political Left; having liberal or radical views in politics.
(n.)the left side, or something that is on the left side.
a turn toward the left:
Make a left at the next corner.
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.
(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.
Ref: stage left
a boxing blow delivered by the left hand.
(adv.)toward the left.
Origin of left:
1125–75; ME left, lift, luft, OE left idle, weak, c. MD, LG lucht(er), luft
pt. and pp. of
Ref: leave 1 . 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"
left, left wing(noun)
those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
left, left hand(noun)
the hand that is on the left side of the body
"jab with your left"
left field, leftfield, left(noun)
the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
"the batter flied out to left"
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"
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"
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"
intended for the left hand
"I rarely lose a left-hand glove"
of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
toward or on the left; also used figuratively
"he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
the past tense and past participle of "leave"
your left hand; Take a left turn.; on the left side of the page
the left side or direction
on the left of your screen; Turn to the left.; Look to your left.
a road, path, or turn on the left side
It's the next left, after the gas station.
to turn to the left
Make a left at the light onto Main St.
≠ the right
ideals associated with the left
to or toward the left side
Turn/Go left here.
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
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
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
Translations for left
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
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!
- الجانِب الأيْسَرArabic
- esquerdaPortuguese (BR)
- die LinkeGerman
- αριστερή πλευράGreek
- vasak poolEstonian
- צַד שׂמֹאלHebrew
- वाम पार्श्वHindi
- lijeva stranaCroatian
- bal oldalHungarian
- sebelah kiriIndonesian
- vinstri hlið/höndIcelandic
- kairė pusėLithuanian
- nogriezties pa kreisiLatvian
- sebelah kiriMalay
- til/mot venstreNorwegian
- lewa stronaPolish
- كين خواتهPashto
- (la) stângaRomanian
- левая сторонаRussian
- leva stranSlovenian
- leva stranaSerbian
- till (åt, mot) vänsterSwedish
- sol yan/taraf, sol yönTurkish
- 左邊Chinese (Trad.)
- лівий бікUkrainian
- بائیں جانبUrdu
- bên tráiVietnamese
- 左边Chinese (Simp.)
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