HyperDic: left

English > 10 senses of the word left:
ADJECTIVEallleftbeing or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
allleft, leftover, left over, odd, remaining, unexpendednot used up
allleft, left-handintended for the left hand
allleftof or belonging to the political or intellectual left
NOUNlocationleftlocation near or direction toward the left side
groupleft, left wingthose who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
bodyleft, left handthe hand that is on the left side of the body
artifactleft, left field, leftfieldthe piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's / catcher's left
actlefta turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east
ADVERBalllefttoward or on the left
left > pronunciation
Soundsleh'ft
Rhymesbereft ... theft: 6 rhymes with ehft...
English > left: 10 senses > adjective 1
MeaningBeing or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north.
Examples
  • "my left hand"
  • "left center field"
  • "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"
Attribute ofposition, placeThe particular portion of space occupied by something
Narrowerleft-handLocated on or directed toward the left
leftmostfarthest to the left
near, nighOn the left side
port, larboardLocated on the left side of a ship or aircraft
See alsoleft-handedUsing or intended for the left hand
OppositerightBeing or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north
Spanishizquierda, izquierdo
Catalanesquerre
English > left: 10 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot used up.
Examples
  • "leftover meatloaf"
  • "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"
  • "some odd dollars left"
Synonymsleftover, left over, odd, remaining, unexpended
Broaderunexhaustednot used up completely
Spanishrestante, sobrante
Catalanrestant, sobrer
English > left: 10 senses > adjective 3
MeaningIntended for the left hand.
Example"I rarely lose a left-hand glove"
Synonymleft-hand
Broaderleft-handedUsing or intended for the left hand
Spanishizquierdo
Catalanesquerra
English > left: 10 senses > adjective 4
MeaningOf or belonging to the political or intellectual left.
Narrowerfar leftRadical or extremely liberal
leftishtending toward the political left
leftist, left-of-center, left-wingbelieving in or supporting tenets of the political left
liberalHaving political or social views favoring / favoring reform and progress
See alsoliberalTolerant of change
socialistic, socialistadvocating or following the socialist principles
OppositecenterOf or belonging to neither the right nor the left politically or intellectually
rightOf or belonging to the political or intellectual right
Spanishizquierdista
English > left: 10 senses > noun 1, location
Meaninglocation near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east.
Example"she stood on the left"
Narrowerstage left, left stageThe part of the stage on the actor's left as the actor faces the audience
Broaderposition, placeThe particular portion of space occupied by something
Oppositerightlocation near or direction toward the right side
Spanishizquierda
Catalanesquerra
English > left: 10 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningThose who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare.
Synonymleft wing
Broaderfaction, sectA dissenting clique
Spanishizquierda, izquierdas
Catalanesquerra, esquerres
English > left: 10 senses > noun 3, body
MeaningThe hand that is on the left side of the body.
Example"jab with your left"
Synonymleft hand
Broaderhand, manus, mitt, pawThe (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
Spanishizquierda, mano izquierda, mano siniestra
Catalanesquerra, mà esquerra
English > left: 10 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's / catcher's left.
Example"the batter flied out to left"
Synonymsleft field, leftfield
Part ofoutfieldThe area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases
Broadertract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcelAn extended area of land
Spanishjardín izquierdo
Catalanjardí esquerra
English > left: 10 senses > noun 5, act
MeaningA turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east.
Example"take a left at the corner"
Broaderturn, turningThe act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
English > left: 10 senses > adverb 1
MeaningToward or on the left; also used figuratively.
Examples
  • "he looked right and left"
  • "the political party has moved left"
OppositerightToward or on the right
Spanisha la izquierda
Catalana l'esquerra

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