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  6  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Leave  \Leave\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Left};  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[=i]fan  to  remain,  G.  bleiben  Goth.  bileiban  ?.  See 
  {Live},  v.] 
  1.  To  withdraw  one's  self  from  to  go  away  from  to  depart 
  from  as  to  leave  the  house. 
 
  Therefore  shall  a  man  leave  his  father  and  his 
  mother,  and  shall  cleave  unto  his  wife.  --Gen.  ii 
  24. 
 
  2.  To  let  remain  unremoved  or  undone;  to  let  stay  or 
  continue,  in  distinction  from  what  is  removed  or  changed. 
 
  If  grape  gatherers  come  to  thee,  would  they  not 
  leave  some  gleaning  grapes  ?  --Jer.  xlix. 
  9. 
 
  These  ought  ye  to  have  done  and  not  to  leave  the 
  other  undone.  --Matt.  xxiii. 
  23. 
 
  Besides  it  leaveth  a  suspicion,  as  if  more  might  be 
  said  than  is  expressed.  --Bacon. 
 
  3.  To  cease  from  to  desist  from  to  abstain  from 
 
  Now  leave  complaining  and  begin  your  tea.  --Pope. 
 
  4.  To  desert;  to  abandon;  to  forsake;  hence  to  give  up  to 
  relinquish. 
 
  Lo  we  have  left  all  and  have  followed  thee.  --Mark 
  x.  28. 
 
  The  heresies  that  men  do  leave  --Shak. 
 
  5.  To  let  be  or  do  without  interference;  as  I  left  him  to 
  his  reflections;  I  leave  my  hearers  to  judge. 
 
  I  will  leave  you  now  to  your  gossiplike  humor. 
  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  Leave  there  thy  gift  before  the  altar  and  go  thy 
  way  --Matt.  v.  24. 
 
  The  foot  That  leaves  the  print  of  blood  where'er  it 
  walks.  --Shak. 
 
  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. 
 
  {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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Left  \Left\  (l[e^]ft),  imp.  &  p.  p. 
  of  {Leave}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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.] 
  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  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 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  Put  that  rose  a  little  more  to  the  left  --Ld. 
  Lytton. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Left  \Left\,  a. 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  left 
  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";  on  the  left  when  facing  downstream;  "on 
  the  left  bank"  [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  right  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}] 
  5:  on  the  left-hand  side  of  a  vessel  or  aircraft  when  facing 
  forward;  "the  port  side"  [syn:  {port},  {larboard}]  [ant:  {starboard}] 
  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  trying  to  overthrow  the  established  order  [syn:  {left 
  wing}] 
  3:  the  hand  that  is  on  the  left  side  of  the  body;  "jab  with 
  your  left"  [syn:  {left  hand}] 
  4:  the  part  of  the  outfield  on  the  catcher's  left  [syn:  {leftfield}] 
  5:  a  turn  to  the  left  "take  a  left  at  the  corner" 
  adv  :  toward  or  on  the  left  "he  looked  right  and  left";  also 
  figuratively;  "the  political  party  has  moved  left" 
  [ant:  {right}] 




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