from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of, relating to, or located on the left.
  • adjective Relating to, designed for, or done with the left hand.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Situated or located on one's left side; found near the left of: as, one's left-hand man.
  • Left-handed; sinister; inauspicious; unlucky; unfavorable.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Situated on the left; nearer the left hand than the right
  • adjective rope laid up and twisted over from right to left, or against the sun; -- called also water-laid rope.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of, relating to, or located on the left
  • adjective designed for use by the left hand

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the hand that is on the left side of the body
  • adjective located on or directed toward the left
  • adjective intended for the left hand


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