Left - (imp. & p. p.) of Leave
Left - (imp. & p. p.) of Leave.
Left - (a.) 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.
Left - (n.) 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.
Left - (n.) 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.
Beleft - (imp. & p. p.) of Beleave
Cleft - (imp.) of Cleave
Cleft - (p. p.) of Cleave
Cleft - () imp. & p. p. from Cleave.
Cleft - (a.) Divided; split; partly divided or split.
Cleft - (a.) Incised nearly to the midrib; as, a cleft leaf.
Cleft - (n.) A space or opening made by splitting; a crack; a crevice; as, the cleft of a rock.
Cleft - (n.) A piece made by splitting; as, a cleft of wood.
Cleft - (n.) A disease in horses; a crack on the band of the pastern.
Cleft-footed - (a.) Having a cloven foot.
Cleftgraft - (v. t.) To ingraft by cleaving the stock and inserting a scion.
Left-hand - (a.) Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right; as, the left-hand side; the left-hand road.
Left-handed - (a.) Having the left hand or arm stronger and more dexterous than the right; using the left hand and arm with more dexterity than the right.
Left-handed - (a.) Clumsy; awkward; unlucky; insincere; sinister; malicious; as, a left-handed compliment.
Left-handed - (a.) Having a direction contrary to that of the hands of a watch when seen in front; -- said of a twist, a rotary motion, etc., looked at from a given direction.
Left-handedness - (n.) Alt. of Left-handiness
Left-handiness - (n.) The state or quality of being left-handed; awkwardness.
Left-off - (a.) Laid aside; cast-off.
Leftward - (adv.) Toward or on the left side.
Two-cleft - (a.) Divided about half way from the border to the base into two segments; bifid.
Left - —adj. 1 on or towards the west side of the human body, or of any object, when facing north. 2 (also left) polit. Of the left. —adv. On or to the left side. —n. 1 left-hand part, region, or direction. 2 boxing a left hand. B blow with this. 3 (often left) group or section favouring socialism; socialists collectively. [old english, originally = ‘weak, worthless’]
Left - past and past part. Of *leave1.
Cleft - adj. Split, partly divided. [past part. Of *cleave1]
Cleft - n. Split, fissure. [old english: related to *cleave1]
Cleft palate - n. Congenital split in the roof of the mouth.
Left bank - n. Bank of a river on the left facing downstream.
Left-hand - attrib. Adj. 1 on or towards the left side of a person or thing. 2 done with the left hand. 3 (of a screw) = *left-handed 4b.
Left-handed - adj. 1 naturally using the left hand for writing etc. 2 (of a tool etc.) For use by the left hand. 3 (of a blow) struck with the left hand. 4 a turning to the left. B (of a screw) turned anticlockwise to tighten. 5 awkward, clumsy. 6 a (of a compliment) ambiguous. B of doubtful sincerity. left-handedly adv. Left-handedness n.
Left-hander - n. 1 left-handed person. 2 left-handed blow.
Leftism - n. Socialist political principles. leftist n. & adj.
Left luggage - n. Luggage deposited for later retrieval.
Leftmost - adj. Furthest to the left.
Leftover - —n. (usu. In pl.) Surplus items (esp. Of food). —attrib. Adj. Remaining over, surplus.
Leftward - —adv. (also leftwards) towards the left. —adj. Going towards or facing the left.
Left wing - —n. 1 more socialist section of a political party or system. 2 left side of a football etc. Team on the field. —adj. (left-wing) socialist, radical. left-winger n.
Lefty - n. (pl. -ies) colloq. 1 polit. Often derog. Left-winger. 2 left-handed person.
To , before a vowel, when stressed —prep. 1 introducing a noun expressing: a what is reached, approached, or touched (fell to the ground; went to paris; five minutes to six). B what is aimed at (throw it to me). C as far as (went on to the end). D what is followed (made to order). E what is considered or affected (am used to that; that is nothing to me). F what is caused or produced (turn to stone). G what is compared (nothing to what it once was; equal to the occasion). H what is increased (add it to mine). I what is involved or composed as specified (there is nothing to it). 2 introducing the infinitive: a as a verbal noun (to get there is the priority). B expressing purpose, consequence, or cause (we eat to live; left him to starve; i'm sorry to hear that). C as a substitute for to + infinitive (wanted to come but was unable to). —adv. 1 in the normal or required position or condition (come to; heave to). 2 (of a door) in a nearly closed position. to and fro 1 backwards and forwards. 2 repeatedly between the same points. [old english] -
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