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6 definitions found
 for Left
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Leave \Leave\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Left (l[e^]ft); p. pr. &
     vb. n. Leaving.] [OE. leven, AS. l?fan, fr. l[=a]f remnant,
     heritage; akin to lifian, libban, to live, orig., to remain;
     cf. bel[imac]fan to remain, G. bleiben, Goth. bileiban.
     [root]119. See Live, v.]
     1. To withdraw one's self from; to go away from; to depart
        from; as, to leave the house.
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              Therefore shall a man leave his father and his
              mother, and shall cleave unto his wife. --Gen. ii.
                                                    24.
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     2. To let remain unremoved or undone; to let stay or
        continue, in distinction from what is removed or changed.
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              If grape gatherers come to thee, would they not
              leave some gleaning grapes ?          --Jer. xlix.
                                                    9.
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              These ought ye to have done, and not to leave the
              other undone.                         --Matt. xxiii.
                                                    23.
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              Besides it leaveth a suspicion, as if more might be
              said than is expressed.               --Bacon.
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     3. To cease from; to desist from; to abstain from.
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              Now leave complaining and begin your tea. --Pope.
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     4. To desert; to abandon; to forsake; hence, to give up; to
        relinquish.
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              Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee. --Mark
                                                    x. 28.
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              The heresies that men do leave.       --Shak.
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     5. To let be or do without interference; as, I left him to
        his reflections; I leave my hearers to judge.
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              I will leave you now to your gossiplike humor.
                                                    --Shak.
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     6. To put; to place; to deposit; to deliver; to commit; to
        submit -- with a sense of withdrawing one's self from; as,
        leave your hat in the hall; we left our cards; to leave
        the matter to arbitrators.
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              Leave there thy gift before the altar and go thy
              way.                                  --Matt. v. 24.
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              The foot
              That leaves the print of blood where'er it walks.
                                                    --Shak.
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     7. To have remaining at death; hence, to bequeath; as, he
        left a large estate; he left a good name; he left a legacy
        to his niece.
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     8. to cause to be; -- followed by an adjective or adverb
        describing a state or condition; as, the losses due to
        fire leave me penniless; The cost of defending himself
        left Bill Clinton with a mountain of lawyers' bills.
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     To leave alone.
        (a) To leave in solitude.
        (b) To desist or refrain from having to do with; as, to
            leave dangerous chemicals alone.
  
     To leave off.
        (a) To desist from; to forbear; to stop; as, to leave off
            work at six o'clock.
        (b) To cease wearing or using; to omit to put in the usual
            position; as, to leave off a garment; to leave off the
            tablecloth.
        (c) To forsake; as, to leave off a bad habit.
  
     To leave out, to omit; as, to leave out a word or name in
        writing.
  
     To leave to one's self, to let (one) be alone; to cease
        caring for (one).
  
     Syn: Syn>- To quit; depart from; forsake; abandon;
          relinquish; deliver; bequeath; give up; forego; resign;
          surrender; forbear. See Quit.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Left \Left\ (l[e^]ft), imp. & p. p.
     of Leave.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Left \Left\, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD.
     lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl
     palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.]
     1. 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.
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     2. 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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     Left bank of a river, that which is on the left hand of a
        person whose face is turned downstream.
  
     Left bower. See under 2d Bower.
  
     Left center, the members whose sympathies are, in the main,
        with the members of the Left, but who do not favor extreme
        courses, and on occasions vote with the government. They
        sit between the Center and the extreme Left.
  
     Over the left shoulder, or Over the left, an old but
        still current colloquialism, or slang expression, used as
        an aside to indicate insincerity, negation, or disbelief;
        as, he said it, and it is true, -- over the left.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Left \Left\, n.
     1. 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.
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              Put that rose a little more to the left. --Ld.
                                                    Lytton.
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     2. 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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  left
      adv 1: toward or on the left; also used figuratively; "he looked
             right and left"; "the political party has moved left"
             [ant: right]
      adj 1: being or located on or directed toward the side of the
             body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left
             center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your
             left side when you are facing downstream" [ant: right]
      2: not used up; "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money
         left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left";
         "saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; "unexpended
         provisions" [syn: leftover, left over(p), left(p),
         odd, remaining, unexpended]
      3: intended for the left hand; "I rarely lose a left-hand glove"
         [syn: left(a), left-hand(a)]
      4: of or belonging to the political or intellectual left [ant:
         center, right]
      n 1: location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the
           side to the north when a person or object faces east; "she
           stood on the left" [ant: right]
      2: those who support varying degrees of social or political or
         economic change designed to promote the public welfare [syn:
         left, left wing]
      3: the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with your
         left" [syn: left, left hand]
      4: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left;
         "the batter flied out to left" [syn: left field,
         leftfield, left]
      5: a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when
         the person is facing east; "take a left at the corner"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  75 Moby Thesaurus words for "left":
     Gospel side, abandoned, aport, cantorial side, castaway,
     communistic, counterclockwise, departed, derelict, deserted,
     discarded, disused, forsaken, gone, gone away, gone off,
     jettisoned, larboard, left hand, left wing, left-hand,
     left-hand side, left-wing, left-winger, left-wingish, leftism,
     leftist, leftover, leftward, leftwardly, leftwards, levorotatory,
     liberal, liberalism, liberalist, marooned, near, near side, net,
     nigh, odd, on the left, outstanding, over, pink, port, port tack,
     portside, progressive, progressivism, progressivist, radical, red,
     remaining, remanent, sinister, sinistrad, sinistral, sinistrally,
     sinistrocerebral, sinistrocular, sinistrogyrate, sinistrorse,
     socialistic, spare, superfluous, surplus, surviving, to spare,
     to the left, unconsumed, unused, verso, welfare stater,
     wrong side
  
  

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