Leaves vs Left - What's the difference?

leaves | left |


As nouns the difference between leaves and left

is that leaves is or leaves can be while left is air.

As a verb leaves

is (leave).

leaves

English

Etymology 1

Noun

(head)
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (head)
  • Etymology 3

    Verb

    (head)
  • (leave)
  • left

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) left, luft, leoft, lift, lyft, from (etyl) left, . More at (l), (l).

    Adjective

  • The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north.
  • Turn left at the corner.
  • (politics) pertaining to the political left; liberal.
  • Synonyms
    * left-hand * sinister * sinistral
    Antonyms
    * right
    Derived terms
    * left-hand * left-handed * left wing * two left feet

    Adverb

    (-)
  • On the left side.
  • Towards the left side.
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • The left side or direction.
  • (politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group.
  • The political left is not holding enough power.
  • (boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist.
  • Synonyms
    * (left side or direction) , port * (politics)
    Derived terms
    * lefty * to the left

    Etymology 2

    (etyl) left, variant of . More at leave.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (leave).
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  • Remaining.
  • Etymology 3

    From a verbal use of . More at leave.

    Verb

    (head)
  • (Ireland, colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed.
  • We were not left go to the beach after school except on a weekend.

    References

    * The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, Walter W. Skeat.

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