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English adjective: left

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


SamplesMy left hand.
Left center field.
The left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream.


Similarlarboard, left-hand, leftmost, near, nigh, port


See alsoleft-handed


Attributeplace, position


Antonymsright

2. left not used up


SamplesLeftover 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.


Synonymsleft over, leftover, odd, remaining, unexpended


Similarunexhausted


Antonymsspent, exhausted

3. left intended for the left hand


SamplesI rarely lose a left-hand glove.


Synonymsleft-hand


Similarleft-handed


Antonymsambidextrous, right-handed, two-handed

4. left of or belonging to the political or intellectual left


Similarfar left, left-of-center, left-wing, leftish, leftist, liberal


See alsoliberal, socialist, socialistic


Antonymscenter, right


English noun: left

1. left (location) location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east


SamplesShe stood on the left.


Broader (hypernym)place, position


Narrower (hyponym)left stage, stage left


Antonymsright

2. left (group) those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare


Synonymsleft wing


Broader (hypernym)faction, sect

3. left (body) the hand that is on the left side of the body


SamplesJab with your left.


Synonymsleft hand


Broader (hypernym)hand, manus, mitt, paw

4. left (artifact) the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left


SamplesThe batter flied out to left.


Synonymsleft field, leftfield


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Part meronymoutfield

5. left (act) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east


SamplesTake a left at the corner.


Broader (hypernym)turn, turning


English adverb: left

1. left toward or on the left; also used figuratively


SamplesHe looked right and left.
The political party has moved left.


Antonymsright









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