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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

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

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

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Dr. Seuss

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank

The worst thing about Halloween is, of course, candy corn. It's unbelievable to me. Candy corn is the only candy in the history of America that's never been advertised. And there's a reason. All of the candy corn that was ever made was made in 1911. And so, since nobody eats that stuff, every year there's a ton of it left over.
Lewis Black
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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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