- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)To the left sideNouns1. left, sinistrality, sinistration; left hand, left side, near side; port[side], larboard; verso. Informal, wrong side.2. left wing, radical (see change); liberal, progressive.3. lefthander. Slang, lefty, southpaw, portsider.Verbs — be left-handed; turn left; have two left feet. Slang, hang a louie, louis, or ralph.Adjectives1. left, sinister, sinistrous, left-hand[ed], awkward, near, port[side], larboard[ed]; counterclockwise.2. left wing, radical, liberal, progressive.3. left-handed. Slang, southpaw.Adverbs — port, larboard; left-handedly, leftward[s]. Informal, from left field (unexpectedly or unfairly).Quotations — Let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth (Bible).Antonyms, see right.II(Roget's IV) modif.1. [Opposite to right]Syn. leftward, left-hand, near, sinister, sinistral, sinistrous, larboard, port, portside, nigh side*.Ant. right*, right-hand, starboard.2. [Remaining]3. [Radical]4. [Departed]Syn. gone out, taken a powder*, split*; see gone 1 .See Synonym Study at liberal . n.Syn. left hand, left side, port, larboard, sinister, portside, verso.
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Left — Left, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD. lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.] 1. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
left*/*/*/ — [left] adj I 1) on the side of your body that is opposite to the right Ant: right He wore a wedding ring on his left hand.[/ex] 2) on the left side of something the bottom left corner of the screen[/ex] We took a left turn when we should have… … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
left — left1 [left] adj. [ME (Kentish) var. of lift < OE lyft, weak, akin to EFris luf, weak] 1. a) designating or of that side of one s body which is toward the west when one faces north, the side of the less used hand in most people b) designating… … English World dictionary
left —  ► ADJECTIVE 1) 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. 2) relating to a left wing person or group. ► ADVERB ▪ on or to the left side. ► NOUN 1) (th … English terms dictionary
left — left; left·ish; left·ism; left·ments; left·most; left·ward; left·ist; left·ward·ly; left·wards; … English syllables
Left — may refer to: * Left (direction) * Left (album), an album by Hope of the States * Left wing politics, the political trend or ideology← (left or left arrow) may refer to: * Assignment (computer science), for instance in the programming language… … Wikipedia
left — n. group of people who hold radical and socialistic political views; left side, side opposite the right; left turn; punch made with the left hand (Boxing) adj. of or pertaining to the left, located on the left; opposite the right; of or belonging … English contemporary dictionary
Left — Left, n. 1. That part of surrounding space toward which the left side of one s body is turned; as, the house is on the left when you face North. [1913 Webster] Put that rose a little more to the left. Ld. Lytton. [1913 Webster] 2. Those members… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
left — LEFT, (1) lefţi, s.m., (2) lefturi, s.n. (înv.) 1. s.m. Monedă de aur sau argint (în valoare de cinci ducaţi), din care se făceau salbe. 2. s.n. Obiect de podoabă femeiască în formă de colier sau de medalion. – Din ngr. leftó(n) monedă mică .… … Dicționar Român
left — [adj1] on west side when facing north hard to left, larboard, near, nigh side, port, portside, sinister, sinistral, south; concepts 581,583 Ant. right left [adj2] politically radical leftist, left wing, liberal, progressive, revolutionary,… … New thesaurus
left — /left/ adjective 1. on the side of the body which usually has the weaker hand, not right ● The numbers run down the left side of the page. ● Put the debits in the left column. 2. not with others ● 10m new shares were left with the underwriters… … Dictionary of banking and finance