Definitions of left

  1. See under leave 2.
  2. a turn to the left; " take a left at the corner"
  3. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
  4. the hand that is on the left side of the body; " jab with your left"
  5. those trying to overthrow the established order
  6. 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"
  7. those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
  8. Those members of a legislative assembly ( as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left.
  9. 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.
  10. That which is on the left side.
  11. Pa. t. and pa. p. of LEAVE.
  12. The side opposite to the right.
  13. Of to leave.
  14. Opposite to the right side.
  15. Imp. & pp. of LEAVE, v.
  16. The left side.
  17. The side opposite the right; the party opposed to the Government in a Continental legislative assembly, as sitting on the left of the chair; the Liberal party in philosophy as well as politics. The left bank of a river, that which is on the left hand of a person looking down the river.
  18. 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.
  19. Opposed to right.
  20. of Leave.
  21. toward or on the left; also used figuratively; " he looked right and left"; " the political party has moved left"
  22. on the left- hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; " the port side"
  23. Situated so that the left side of the body is toward it; as, the left side of a deliberative meeting is that to the left of the presiding officer; the left wing of an army is that to the left of the center to one facing an enemy.
  24. 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.
  25. Pertaining to the less active side of the human body; opposite to right; placed to the left.
  26. The weaker as opposed to the stronger, heavier right: being on the left side.
  27. Opposite to right.
  28. Opposed to the right of the body.
  29. Of the verb leave.
  30. Did leave.
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