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left1 US English

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

left2 US English

Past and past participle of leave.

left US Thesaurus

it's in my left pocket

eyes front US English

A military command to turn the head in the particular direction stated

left in leave1 US English

Go away from

be left in leave1 US English

Remain to be used or dealt with

the left in left1 US English

The left-hand part, side, or direction

left in left1 US English

short for left field.

the Left in left1 US English

A group or party favoring liberal, socialist, or radical 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 US English

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

left bank US English

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

Left Bank US English

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

left face US English

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

left hand US English

The hand of a person’s left side

left turn US English

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

left wing US English

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

left-wing US Thesaurus

the committee's left-wing policies

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 US English

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

left-click US English

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

left coast US English

The West Coast of the US, especially California

left field US English

The part of the outfield to the left of center field from the perspective of home plate

left-footed US English

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

left-handed US English

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

left-hander US English

A left-handed person, especially a left-handed baseball pitcher

stage left US English

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

left-handed US Thesaurus

a left-handed golfer

left-leaning US English

Sympathetic to or tending toward the left in politics

left luggage US English

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

hang a left US English

Make a left (or right) turn

be left for dead US English

Be abandoned as being almost dead or certain to die

left-hand drive US 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 US English

Be allowed to do what one wants

have two left feet US English

Be clumsy or awkward

left luggage office US 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 US English

Be beaten from the start of a race or competition

Fleming's left-hand rule US English

A mnemonic concerning the behavior 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 bag US English

Be left with an unwelcome responsibility, typically without warning

eyes front in eye US English

A military command to turn the head in the particular direction stated

stage left in stage US English

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

leave1 US English

Go away from

leave off in leave1 US English

Discontinue (an activity)

leave off US English

Discontinue (an activity)


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