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left meaning

EN[lɛft] [-ɛft]
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  • Left may refer to:
  • Left (direction)
  • Left (Hope of the States album), 2006
  • Left (Sharlok Poems album)
  • Left-wing politics, the political trend or ideology
  • Left (Austria), a movement of Marxist–Leninist, Maoist and Trotskyist organisations in Austria
The fruit to the viewer's left is smaller.
The fruit to the viewer's left is smaller.

    Definition of left in English Dictionary

  • NounPLlefts
    1. The left side or direction.
      1. (politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group.
        1. The political left is not holding enough power.
      2. (boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist.
      3. Verb
        1. simple past tense and past participle of leave.
          1. Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.
        2. Remaining.
          1. There are only three cups of juice left. ‎
        3. (Ireland) COL permitted, allowed to proceed.
          1. We were not left go to the beach after school except on a weekend.
      4. AdjectiveCOMmore leftCOMlefterSUPmost leftSUPleftmost
        1. The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north.
          1. Turn left at the corner.
        2. (politics) pertaining to the political left; liberal, communistic.
        3. AdverbCOMmore leftCOMlefterSUPmost leftSUPleftmost
          1. On the left side.
            1. Towards the left side.
            2. More Examples
              1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                • The cyclist never left home without her water bottle.
                • The farmer who lived on the farm prior to my arrival had left the floors of the barn and drive-shed littered with junk metal.
                • Spectra (4000–650 cm−1 ; 128 interferograms, 4 cm−1 resolution) were recorded in left μscope reflection mode (%R) using a single element mercury cadmium telluride (MCT/A) detector.
              2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
                • Left hemicorporeal seizures persisted despite anticonvulsant treatment.
                • Left to my own devices, I'll spend hours staring into space, just thinking.
              3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                • The next town east, Colgan, is littered with semicollapsed houses and rusting automobiles; an older man I spotted working on some kind of machine in his yard told me there were six residents left.
                • The wretched thraldom was over,—and what had it left?
                • The conductor Robert Irving began to insist on a faster tempo, and Balanchine rechoreographed it when Ms. Paul left.
            • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
              1. Adjectives
                • Adverbs
                  • Uncomparable adverbs
                  • Nouns
                    • Countable nouns
                    • Verbs
                      • Verb forms
                        • Irregular verb forms
                          • Irregular past participles
                            • Irregular simple past forms
                            • Participles
                              • Past participles
                              • Verb simple past forms
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                          Source: Wiktionary

                          Meaning of left for the defined word.

                          Grammatically, this word "left" is an adjective. It's also an adverb, more specifically, an uncomparable adverb. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb, more specifically, a verb form.
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