Synonyms of left


1. left, position, place

usage: 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"

2. left, left wing, faction, sect

usage: those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare

3. left, left hand, hand, manus, mitt, paw

usage: the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with your left"

4. left field, leftfield, left, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel

usage: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left; "the batter flied out to left"

5. left, turn, turning

usage: 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"


1. leave, go forth, go away

usage: go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"

2. leave

usage: go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness; "She left a mess when she moved out"; "His good luck finally left him"; "her husband left her after 20 years of marriage"; "she wept thinking she had been left behind"

3. leave, make, get

usage: act or be so as to become in a specified state; "The inflation left them penniless"; "The president's remarks left us speechless"

4. leave, leave alone, leave behind, refrain, forbear

usage: leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking; "leave it as is"; "leave the young fawn alone"; "leave the flowers that you see in the park behind"

5. exit, go out, get out, leave, move

usage: move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive has left the country"

6. leave, allow for, allow, provide, yield, give, afford

usage: make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"

7. leave, result, lead, produce, bring about, give rise

usage: have as a result or residue; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her blood left a stain on the napkin"

8. leave, depart, pull up stakes, change

usage: remove oneself from an association with or participation in; "She wants to leave"; "The teenager left home"; "She left her position with the Red Cross"; "He left the Senate after two terms"; "after 20 years with the same company, she pulled up stakes"

9. entrust, leave, pass, hand, reach, pass on, turn over, give

usage: put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's care"

10. bequeath, will, leave, give, gift, present

usage: leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire estate"

11. leave, have

usage: have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"

12. leave, leave behind

usage: be survived by after one's death; "He left six children"; "At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"

13. impart, leave, give, pass on, tell

usage: transmit (knowledge or skills); "give a secret to the Russians"; "leave your name and address here"; "impart a new skill to the students"

14. forget, leave, lose

usage: leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked the doors"


1. left (vs. right), left-hand(prenominal), leftmost, near(prenominal), nigh(prenominal), port, larboard, left-handed

usage: 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"

2. leftover, left over(predicate), left(predicate), odd, remaining, unexpended, unexhausted (vs. exhausted)

usage: 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"

3. left(prenominal), left-hand(prenominal), left-handed (vs. ambidextrous) (vs. right-handed)

usage: intended for the left hand; "I rarely lose a left-hand glove"

4. left (vs. center) (vs. right), far left, leftish, leftist, left-of-center, left-wing, liberal, liberal, socialistic#1, socialist

usage: of or belonging to the political or intellectual left


1. left

usage: toward or on the left; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left"

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Definition and meaning of left (Dictionary)