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Definitions and Synonyms of left | Another word for left | What is left?

Definition 1: a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east - [noun denoting act]

Samples where left or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • take a left at the corner

(left is a kind of ...) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

"he took a turn to the right"

Definition 2: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where left or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the batter flied out to left

Synonyms for left in the sense of this definition

(left is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is part of left) the area of a baseball playing field beyond the lines connecting the bases

Definition 3: the hand that is on the left side of the body - [noun denoting body]

Samples where left or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • jab with your left

Synonyms for left in the sense of this definition

(left is a kind of ...) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

Definition 4: those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare - [noun denoting group]

Synonyms for left in the sense of this definition

(left is a kind of ...) a dissenting clique

Definition 5: location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east - [noun denoting location]

Samples where left or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she stood on the left

(left is a kind of ...) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

(... is a kind of left ) the part of the stage on the actor's left as the actor faces the audience

Definition 6: being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where left or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • my left hand
  • left center field
  • the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream

(left is similar to ...) located on or directed toward the left

"a car with left-hand drive"

(left is similar to ...) farthest to the left

"the leftmost non-zero digit"

(left is similar to ...) being on the left side

"the near or nigh horse is the one on the left" "the animal's left side is its near or nigh side"

(left is similar to ...) located on the left side of a ship or aircraft

(means also ...) using or intended for the left hand

"left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs" "left-handed scissors"

(... are attributes of left) the particular portion of space occupied by something

"he put the lamp back in its place"

Definition 7: of or belonging to the political or intellectual left - [adjective denoting all]

(left is similar to ...) radical or extremely liberal

(left is similar to ...) tending toward the political left

(left is similar to ...) believing in or supporting tenets of the political left

(left is similar to ...) having political or social views favoring reform and progress

(means also ...) advocating or following the socialist principles

"socialistic government"

(means also ...) tolerant of change; not bound by authoritarianism, orthodoxy, or tradition

Definition 8: toward or on the left; also used figuratively - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where left or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he looked right and left
  • the political party has moved left

Definition 9: intended for the left hand - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where left or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • I rarely lose a left-hand glove

Synonyms for left in the sense of this definition

(left is similar to ...) using or intended for the left hand

"left-handed golfers need left-handed clubs" "left-handed scissors"

Definition 10: not used up - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where left or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • leftover meatloaf
  • she had a little money left over so she went to a movie
  • some odd dollars left
  • saved the remaining sandwiches for supper
  • unexpended provisions

Synonyms for left in the sense of this definition

(left is similar to ...) not used up completely

"an unexhausted well"

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