US: /ˈɫɛft/
UK: /lˈɛft/

English Vietnamese dictionary

left /left/
  • tính từ
    • trái; tả
      • left wing: (quân sự) cánh tả
  • phó từ
    • về phía trái, về phía tả
      • left face!; left turn!: (quân sự) quay trái quay
      • to turn left: quay về về phía trái, rẽ trái
  • danh từ
    • phía trái, phía tả
      • to turn to the left: rẽ về phía tay trái
    • (chính trị) (Left) phái tả
    • tay trái
      • to get in one's with one's left: đấm một cú tay trái
    • (quân sự) cánh tả
    • over the left
      • (từ lóng) phải hiểu ngược lại, phải hiểu trái lại
  • thời quá khứ & động tính từ quá khứ của leave

Advanced English dictionary

adjective, adverb, noun-see also LEAVE v.
+ adjective [only before noun] on the side of your body which is towards the west when you are facing north: Fewer people write with their left hand than with their right. + I broke my left leg. + There is a path along the left side of the field. + The university is on the left bank of the river. + Take a left turn at the intersection. + (sport) a left back / wing + a left hook
Antonym: RIGHT
left adverb: Turn left at the intersection. + Look left and right before you cross the road.
Idioms: have two left feet (informal) to be very awkward in your movements, especially when you are dancing or playing a sport
left, right and centre (also right, left and centre) (informal) in all directions; everywhere: He's giving away money left, right and centre.
more at RIGHT adv.
+ noun
1 (the / sb's left) [sing.] the left side or direction: She was sitting on my left. + Twist your body to the left, then to the right. + Take the next road on the left. + To the left of the library is the bank.
2 [sing.] (the first, second, etc. left) the first, second, etc. road on the left side: Take the first left.
3 (a left) [sing.] a turn to the left: (BrE) to take a left + (AmE) to hang / make a left
4 (the left, the Left) [sing.+sing./pl. v.] political groups who support the ideas and beliefs of SOCIALISM: The Left only has / have a small chance of winning power. + a left-leaning newspaper
5 (the left) [sing.+sing./pl. v.] the part of a political party whose members are most in favour of social change: She is on the far left of the party.
6 [C] (in boxing) a blow that is made with your left hand: He hit him with two sharp lefts.
Antonym: RIGHT

Thesaurus dictionary

1 left-hand, sinistral, Nautical port, (formerly) larboard, Heraldry sinister:
In most countries, the driver sits on the left side.
2 leftist, left-wing, progressive, liberal, socialist(ic), pink; radical, communist(ic), red:
The party's platform has become a bit too left for my taste.
3 left side or hand or fist, Nautical port, port side, (formerly) larboard:
The fort is on the left as you enter the bay. The champion has a powerful left.

Collocation dictionary

1 side


extreme, far
My dad's in the front row, on the extreme left of the picture.


turn to
If you turn to your left you will see the parliament building.


from the ~
The car came from the left.
| on the/your ~
The bank is on the left, just after the post office. As you go in the door, you'll see it on your left.
| on the ~ of
The car park is on the left of the library.
| to the/your ~
He looked to the left and then crossed.
| to the ~ of
My office is just to the left of the main door.


from left to right; from right to left
Arabic script reads from right to left.

2 the left: political groups


extreme, far


of the ~
In recent years the country has been ruled only by governments of the left.
| on the ~
They're both on the extreme left of the party.
| to the ~
The party has moved further to the left. He is somewhat to the left of the previous leader.

Concise English dictionary

+location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
+those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
+the hand that is on the left side of the body
+the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
+a turn toward the side of the body that is on the north when the person is facing east
+being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north
+not used up
+intended for the left hand
+of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
+toward or on the left; also used figuratively
+the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
+permission to do something
+the act of departing politely
+go away from a place
+go and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
+act or be so as to become in a specified state
+leave unchanged or undisturbed or refrain from taking
+move out of or depart from
+make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain
+have as a result or residue
+remove oneself from an association with or participation in
+put into the care or protection of someone
+leave or give by will after one's death
+have left or have as a remainder
+be survived by after one's death
+tell or deposit (information) knowledge
+leave behind unintentionally