left /ˈlɛft/ 形容詞
Leave, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Left p. pr. & vb. n. Leaving.]
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.
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: -- To quit; depart from; forsake; abandon; relinquish; deliver; bequeath; give up; forego; resign; surrender; forbear. See Quit.
Left imp. & p. p. of Leave.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 wing]
3: the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with
your left" [syn: left hand]
4: the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
[syn: left field]
5: a turn to the left; "take a left at the corner"
adv : toward or on the left; also used figuratively; "he looked
right and left"; "the political party has moved left"
n 1: the period of time during which you are absent from work or
duty; "a ten day's leave to visit his mother" [syn: leave
2: permission to do something; "she was granted leave to speak"
3: the act of departing politely; "he disliked long farewells";
"he took his leave"; "parting is such sweet sorrow" [syn:
farewell, leave-taking, parting]
v 1: go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?";
"She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at
midnight" [syn: go forth, go away] [ant: arrive]
2: 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
3: 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 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" [syn: leave
alone, leave behind]
5: move out of or depart from; "leave the room"; "the fugitive
has left the country" [syn: exit, go out, get out]
6: 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" [syn: allow
for, allow, provide]
7: result in; "The water left a mark on the silk dress"; "Her
blood left a stain on the napkin" [syn: result, lead]
8: 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" [syn: depart, pull up stakes]
9: put into the care or protection of someone; "He left the
decision to his deputy"; "leave your child the nurse's
care" [syn: entrust]
10: leave or give by will after one's death; "My aunt bequeathed
me all her jewelry"; "My grandfather left me his entire
estate" [syn: bequeath, will] [ant: disinherit]
11: have left or have as a remainder; "That left the four of
us"; "19 minus 8 leaves 11"
12: be survived by after one's death; "He left six children";
"At her death, she left behind her husband and 11 cats"
[syn: leave behind]
13: tell or deposit (information) knowledge; "give a secret to
the Russians"; "leave your name and address here" [syn: impart,
give, pass on]
14: leave behind unintentionally; "I forgot my umbrella in the
restaurant"; "I left my keys inside the car and locked
the doors" [syn: forget]