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1. left

adjective. ['ˈlɛft'] being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north.

Synonyms

  • larboard
  • place
  • near
  • port
  • leftmost
  • left-handed
  • nigh
  • position

Antonyms

  • ambidextrous
  • right
  • downgrade
  • divest

Etymology

  • left (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Left

  • antitheft
  • kreft
  • bereft
  • theft
  • tefft
  • neft
  • heft
  • deft

How do you pronounce left?

Pronounce left as lɛft.

US - How to pronounce left in American English

UK - How to pronounce left in British English

How do you spell left? Is it leaved ?

A common misspelling of left is leaved

Sentences with left


1. Verb, past participle
There should be four piles of five cards, with additional cards left over.

2. Adjective
Driving is on the left side of the road.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Click the radio button to the left of the image size you want for your desktop background.

4. Verb, past tense
The icon normally starts out in the bottom left or right of your phone when you first get it.

Quotes about left


1. A wise girl kisses but doesn't love, listens but doesn't believe, and leaves before she is left.
- Marilyn Monroe

2. My father left Nazi Germany a year after Dr. Kissinger, and so in my household he was very much an icon. He was a kind of immigrant success story, a refugee success story.
- Eugene Jarecki

3. 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

2. left-hander

noun. a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right.

Synonyms

  • someone
  • soul
  • southpaw
  • person
  • individual
  • lefty
  • somebody

Antonyms

  • unemotional person
  • worker
  • extrovert
  • debtor

3. left-hand

adjective. ['ˌlɛftˈhænd'] intended for the left hand.

Synonyms

  • left

Antonyms

  • ambidextrous
  • adroit

4. left-hander

noun. a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand.

Synonyms

  • southpaw
  • left-handed pitcher
  • twirler
  • hurler
  • left hander
  • pitcher
  • lefty

Antonyms

  • introvert
  • withholder
  • male
  • adult

5. left

noun. ['ˈlɛft'] location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east.

Synonyms

  • place
  • left stage
  • position

Antonyms

  • dominant
  • lower-class
  • high status
  • southernness

Etymology

  • left (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. left

adjective. ['ˈlɛft'] not used up.

Synonyms

  • remaining
  • unexpended
  • unexhausted
  • left over
  • leftover

Antonyms

  • starboard
  • disarrange
  • deglycerolize
  • front

Etymology

  • left (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. left

noun. ['ˈlɛft'] those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare.

Synonyms

  • left wing
  • faction

Antonyms

  • upper-class
  • middle-class
  • low status

Etymology

  • left (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. left

noun. ['ˈlɛft'] the hand that is on the left side of the body.

Synonyms

  • paw
  • left hand
  • manus
  • hand

Antonyms

  • dextral
  • illegitimate
  • unambiguous
  • legitimate

Etymology

  • left (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. left

noun. ['ˈlɛft'] the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left.

Synonyms

  • piece of ground
  • left field
  • outfield
  • tract
  • parcel of land
  • leftfield
  • parcel

Antonyms

  • generous
  • distant
  • natural
  • adroit

Etymology

  • left (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. left

adjective. ['ˈlɛft'] intended for the left hand.

Synonyms

  • left-handed

Antonyms

  • ambidextrous
  • back

Etymology

  • left (Middle English (1100-1500))
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