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left1 British & World English

On, towards, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing which is to the west when the person or thing is facing north

left2 British & World English

Past and past participle of leave.

left English Thesaurus

my left arm

eyes front British & World English

A military command to turn the head in the direction stated

be left in leave1 British & World English

Remain to be used or dealt with

the left in left1 British & World English

The left-hand part, side, or direction

the Left in left1 British & World English

A group or party favouring radical, reforming, or socialist views

ragged New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

uneven because the lines are unjustified; ragged right or left aligned with the left (or right) margin

left back British & World English

A defender in soccer or field hockey who plays primarily in a position on the left of the field

left bank British & World English

The bank of a river on the left as one faces downstream

Left Bank British & World English

A district of the city of Paris, situated on the left bank of the River Seine, to the south of the river. It is an area noted for its intellectual and artistic life

left face British & World English

(In military contexts) a command to turn 90 degrees to the left

left hand British & World English

The hand of a person’s left side

left turn British & World English

A turn that brings a person’s front to face the way their left side did before

left wing British & World English

The radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system

left-wing English Thesaurus

a left-wing political group

left hand New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive; abbreviation l.h.)

left wing New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

(two words, hyphen when attributive)

left brain British & World English

The left-hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with linear and analytical thought

left-click British & World English

Select an item in a graphical user interface by pressing the left-hand button of a mouse

left coast British & World English

The West Coast of the US, especially California

left field British & World English

The part of the outfield to the left of the batter when facing the pitcher

left-footed British & World English

(Of a person) using the left foot more naturally than the right

left-handed British & World English

(Of a person) using the left hand more naturally than the right

left-hander British & World English

A left-handed person

stage left British & World English

On the left (or right) side of a stage from the point of view of a performer facing the audience

left-handed English Thesaurus

a left-handed golfer

left-brained British & World English

Having the left part of the brain as the dominant or more efficient part

left-leaning British & World English

Sympathetic to or tending towards the left in politics

left luggage British & World English

Travellers' luggage left in temporary storage at a railway station, bus station, or airport

hang a left British & World English

Make a left (or right) turn

be left for dead British & World English

Be abandoned as being almost dead or certain to die

left-hand drive British & World English

A motor-vehicle steering system with the steering wheel and other controls fitted on the left side, designed for use in countries where vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road

be left to oneself British & World English

Be alone or solitary

have two left feet British & World English

Be clumsy or awkward

left luggage office British & World English

A room at a railway station, bus station, or airport where a traveller’s luggage may be stored temporarily

be left at the post British & World English

Be beaten from the start of a race or competition

Fleming's left-hand rule British & World English

A mnemonic concerning the behaviour of a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field, according to which the directions of the magnetic field, the current, and the force exerted on the conductor are indicated respectively by the first finger, second finger, and thumb of the left hand when these are held out perpendicular to each other

be left holding the baby British & World English

Be left with an unwelcome responsibility, typically without warning

strand1 British & World English

Drive or leave (a boat, sailor, or sea creature) aground on a shore

eyes front in eye British & World English

A military command to turn the head in the direction stated

stage left in stage British & World English

On the left (or right) side of a stage from the point of view of a performer facing the audience

leave1 British & World English

Go away from

leave go in leave1 British & World English

Remove one’s hold or grip


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