[ US /ˈɫɛft/ ]
[ UK /lˈɛft/ ]
  1. toward or on the left; also used figuratively
    the political party has moved left
    he looked right and left
    he looked right and left
  1. intended for the left hand
    I rarely lose a left-hand glove
  2. of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
  3. not used up
    some odd dollars left
    leftover meatloaf
    she had a little money left over so she went to a movie
    saved the remaining sandwiches for supper
    unexpended provisions
  4. being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
    the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream
    left center field
    my left hand
  1. those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
  2. the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
    the batter flied out to left
  3. the hand that is on the left side of the body
    jab with your left
  4. 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
  5. a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east
    take a left at the corner
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How To Use left In A Sentence

  • At the iron railings turn left into the war memorial gardens. Times, Sunday Times
  • The sun was shining, the food at the restaurant was good and I was left with a warm glow in my tummy afterwards.
  • Background-position: background image in the canvas element in the targeted space, designated the upper left corner of the image relative to the level of canvas and vertical spacing interval .
  • Just because the American people are disgusted with higher taxes, bigger government, left wing liberal give away policies and pacifist foreign policy attitudes, this idiot thinks the Tea Party activist is in someway trying to bring the country down. Clinton warns against violent anti-government attitude
  • To the left a small party was holding an entrenched position on rising ground. Times, Sunday Times
  • The soldiers were requisitioning things left and right, not good for an occupying army.
  • Not only by the immense number of adherents that were won to his views during his lifetime, but also by the literary productions he left behind him, Tsong K'aba's influence has been great during the last five centuries of Tibetan history. With the Tibetans in Tent and Temple: Narrative of Four Years' Residence on the Tibetan Borders, and of a Journey into the Far Interior
  • If you look at the guys left in the battle, you ask who is the puppet master, who belongs to who? The Sun
  • The defensive line is a strength, but the team would like more quarterback sacks from the left side.
  • A business tycoon, arts patron and committed left-winger, Berge opted to sell the collection amassed over a lifetime after Saint Laurent's death last June aged 71.
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