Left vs Put - What's the difference?

left | put |


As a noun left

is air.

As an acronym put is

(software|testing).

As an initialism put is

(electronics).

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).
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Afore we got to the shanty Colonel Applegate stuck his head out of the door. His temper had been getting raggeder all the time, and the sousing he got when he fell overboard had just about ripped what was left of it to ravellings.}}
  • 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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    put

    English

    (wikipedia put)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) putten, puten, poten, from (etyl) .

    Verb

  • To place something somewhere.
  • * , chapter=8
  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=Philander went into the next room
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=20 citation , passage=‘No. I only opened the door a foot and put my head in. The street lamps shine into that room. I could see him. He was all right. Sleeping like a great grampus. Poor, poor chap.’}}
  • To bring or set into a certain relation, state or condition.
  • (finance) To exercise a put option.
  • To express something in a certain manner.
  • * Hare
  • All this is ingeniously and ably put .
  • (athletics) To throw a heavy iron ball, as a sport.
  • To steer; to direct one's course; to go.
  • * (John Dryden)
  • His fury thus appeased, he puts to land.
  • To play a card or a hand in the game called put.
  • To attach or attribute; to assign.
  • to put a wrong construction on an act or expression
  • (obsolete) To lay down; to give up; to surrender.
  • * Wyclif Bible, John xv. 13
  • No man hath more love than this, that a man put his life for his friends.
  • To set before one for judgment, acceptance, or rejection; to bring to the attention.
  • to put''' a question; to '''put a case
  • * Berkeley
  • Put' the perception and you ' put the mind.
  • * Milton
  • These verses, originally Greek, were put in Latin.
  • (obsolete) To incite; to entice; to urge; to constrain; to oblige.
  • * Jonathan Swift
  • These wretches put us upon all mischief.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Put me not to use the carnal weapon in my own defence.
  • * Milton
  • Thank him who puts me, loath, to this revenge.
  • (mining) To convey coal in the mine, as for example from the working to the tramway.
  • (Raymond)
    Derived terms
    * put about * put across * put aside * put away * put back * put by * put down * put end * put forth * put forward * put in * put in place * put in practice * put into * put off * put on * put on airs * put on a pedestal * put one over * put one's cards on the table * put one's house in order * put one's money where one's mouth is * put one's name in the hat * put out * put out feelers * put over * put paid to * put someone in mind of * put through * put to * put together * put to rest * put two and two together * put under * put up * put up with * put upon * put with * put wise * put words in someone's mouth * putable * puttable * input * output
    See also
    putten

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (business) A right to sell something at a predetermined price.
  • (finance) A contract to sell a security at a set price on or before a certain date.
  • He bought a January '08 put for Procter and Gamble at 80 to hedge his bet.
  • * Johnson's Cyc.
  • A put and a call may be combined in one instrument, the holder of which may either buy or sell as he chooses at the fixed price.
  • The act of putting; an action; a movement; a thrust; a push.
  • the put of a ball
  • * L'Estrange
  • The stag's was a forc'd put , and a chance rather than a choice.
  • An old card game.
  • (Young)
    See also
    * (Stock option) * call * option

    Etymology 2

    Origin unknown. Perhaps related to (etyl) pwt.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) An idiot; a foolish person.
  • * Bramston
  • Queer country puts extol Queen Bess's reign.
  • * F. Harrison
  • What droll puts the citizens seem in it all.
  • * 1749 , Henry Fielding, Tom Jones , Folio Society 1973, p. 244:
  • The old put wanted to make a parson of me, but d—n me, thinks I to myself, I'll nick you there, old cull; the devil a smack of your nonsense shall you ever get into me.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) pute.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A prostitute.
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