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Definition of Left


  1. of Leave
  2. of Leave.
  3. Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.
  4. 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.
  5. Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who are in the opposition; the advanced republicans and extreme radicals. They have their seats at the left-hand side of the presiding officer. See Center, and Right.
  6. Situated so that the left side of the body is toward it; as, the left side of a deliberative meeting is that to the left of the presiding officer; the left wing of an army is that to the left of the center to one facing an enemy.

Left Quotations

John Barrymore Quote
Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
John Barrymore

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.
Erma Bombeck

Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten.
David Ogden Stiers

Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle.
Abraham Lincoln

The greatest destroyer of peace is abortion because if a mother can kill her own child, what is left for me to kill you and you to kill me? There is nothing between.
Mother Teresa
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Left Translations

left in Afrikaans is linkerkant
left in Danish is til venstre
left in Dutch is links, linker-
left in German is linke, links
left in Italian is sinistra, sinistro, a sinistra
left in Norwegian is venstre
left in Portuguese is esquerdo
left in Spanish is izquierdo, izq., izquierda
left in Swedish is kvar

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