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left

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adjective \ˈleft\

Simple Definition of left

  • : located on the same side of your body as your heart

  • : done with your left hand

  • : located nearer to the left side of your body than to the right

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of left

  1. 1 a :  of, relating to, situated on, or being the side of the body in which the heart is mostly located b :  done with the left hand <a left hook to the jaw> c :  located nearer to the left hand than to the right d (1) :  located on the left of an observer facing in the same direction as the object specified <stage left> (2) :  located on the left when facing downstream <the left bank of a river>

  2. 2 often capitalized :  of, adhering to, or constituted by the left especially in politics

left

adverb

Examples of left in a sentence

  1. He felt a pain in his left side.

  2. He hit him with a left hook to the jaw.

  3. the left side of the street



Origin and Etymology of left

Middle English, from Old English, weak; akin to Middle Low German lucht left; from the left hand's being the weaker in most individuals


First Known Use: 13th century


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left

noun

Simple Definition of left

  • : a location closer to the left side of your body than to the right : the left side

  • : a turn or movement toward the left

  • : a punch made with the left hand

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of left

  1. 1 a :  the left hand b :  the location or direction of the left side c :  the part on the left side d :  a turn to the left <take a left at the intersection>

  2. 2 a :  left field b :  a blow struck with the left fist

  3. 3 often capitalized a :  the part of a legislative chamber located to the left of the presiding officer b :  the members of a continental European legislative body occupying the left as a result of holding more radical political views than other members

  4. 4 often capitalized a :  those professing views usually characterized by desire to reform or overthrow the established order especially in politics and usually advocating change in the name of the greater freedom or well-being of the common man b :  a radical as distinguished from a conservative position

leftmost

play \ˈleft-ˌmōst\ adjective

Examples of left in a sentence

  1. We read from left to right.

  2. You'll take two lefts and then a right.

  3. He hit him with two quick lefts to the stomach followed by a right to the jaw.



13th Century

First Known Use of left

13th century


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left

Definition of left

  1. past and past participle of leave





LEFT Defined for Kids

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left

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adjective \ˈleft\

Definition of left for Students

  1. 1 :  located on the same side of the body as the heart <the left leg>

  2. 2 :  located nearer to the left side of the body than to the right <the left side of the road>

left

adverb <Take one step left.>



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left

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noun

Definition of left for Students

  1. :  the left side :  a part or location on or toward the left side <Read from left to right.>




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Definition of left for Students

  1. past and past participle of leave




Medical Dictionary

left

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adjective \ˈleft\

Medical Definition of left

  1. :  of, relating to, or being the side of the body in which the heart is mostly located; also :  located nearer to this side than to the right





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