Left vs Remains - What's the difference?

left | remains |


As nouns the difference between left and remains

is that left is air while remains is what is left after a person (or any organism) dies; a corpse.

As a verb remains is

(remain).

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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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    remains

    Noun

    (en-plural noun)
  • What is left after a person (or any organism) dies; a corpse.
  • The victim's remains were one small piece of bone.
  • Historical or archaeological relics.
  • (senseid)The extant writings of a deceased person.
  • All that is left of the stock of some things; remnants.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham)
  • , title=(The China Governess) , chapter=Foreword citation , passage=Everything a living animal could do to destroy and to desecrate bed and walls had been done. […]  A canister of flour from the kitchen had been thrown at the looking-glass and lay like trampled snow over the remains of a decent blue suit with the lining ripped out which lay on top of the ruin of a plastic wardrobe.}}
  • (rare)  .
  • Verb

    (head)
  • (remain)
  • We'll go ahead, while she remains here.