left left  /ˈlɛft/


  1. (n) the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
  2. (n) permission to do something
  3. (n) the act of departing politely
  4. (v) go away from a place
  5. (v) go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
  6. (v) act or be so as to become in a specified state
  7. (v) leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
  8. (v) move out of or depart from
  9. (v) make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
  10. (v) have as a result or residue
  11. (v) remove oneself from an association with or participation in
  12. (v) put into the care or protection of someone
  13. (v) leave or give by will after one's death
  14. (v) have left or have as a remainder
  15. (v) be survived by after one's death
  16. (v) transmit (knowledge or skills)
  17. (v) leave behind unintentionally
  18. (n) location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
  19. (n) those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
  20. (n) the hand that is on the left side of the body
  21. (n) the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
  22. (n) a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east
  23. (adj) being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
  24. (adj) not used up
  25. (adj) intended for the left hand
  26. (adj) of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
  27. (adv) toward or on the left; also used figuratively


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  1. If I throw anything, play cricket or golf, it's done left-handed, but I write and cut with my right hand.
  2. An estimated 260 million people around the globe live left-handed lives in a right-handed world, Leonardo da Vinci and Alexander the Great were lefthanded, and so were Babe Ruth,.
  3. Leonardo da Vinci, one of the most brilliant men in history, took his sinistrism to an extreme: he wrote from right to left.


  1. Left Hand Brewing buys land for possible expansion

    Left Hand Brewing Co. recently paid $660,000 for 2.1 acres of land next to its Boston Avenue brewery, with no immediate plans for the property but a belief that it will be needed in the future.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Denver Post

  2. Lizard left in car reunites with owner

    A rare lizard left inside a car that was reported stolen has been reunited with its owner.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: KGTV San Diego

  3. Orioles Left Fielder Nate McLouth

    Orioles speedy left fielder, Nate McLouth, joined the Norris and Davis show to talk about the Oriole's series with the LA Angels. Nate has enjoyed a great start to the 2013 season, hitting .286 with 39 runs scored while ranking second in the AL with 22 steals.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: CBS Baltimore


  1. "I take my share of the blame for not explaining it more clearly to the American people," Obama said. "I know that with all the lobbying and horse-trading, the process left most Americans wondering, 'What's in it for me?' "
    on Jan 27, 2010 By: Barack Obama Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "We're taking it step by step. We've left a very difficult rival behind," said Villa.
    on Jun 29, 2010 By: David Villa Source: Xinhua

  3. "I am extremely angry at the Pakistani security forces," Broad told reporters in Manchester Wednesday. "We were promised high level security and in our hour of need that security vanished and they left us to be sitting ducks."
    on Mar 5, 2009 By: Chris Broad Source: Sify

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