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leftward

[left-werd]
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adverb
  1. Also left·wards. toward or on the left.
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adjective
  1. situated on the left.
  2. directed toward the left.
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Origin of leftward

First recorded in 1475–85; left1 + -ward
Related formsleft·ward·ly, adverb
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Historical Examples

  • As thus he said, Love, leftwards as before, with approbation rightwards sneezed.

    The Carmina of Caius Valerius Catullus

    Caius Valerius Catullus

  • As thus she said, Love, leftwards as before, with approbation rightwards sneezed.

  • Leftwards are the Apennines, opalescent in the morning mist, capped with snow upon their peaks.

    The Happy Golfer

    Henry Leach


British Dictionary definitions for leftwards

leftwards

leftward

adverb
  1. towards or on the left
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leftward

adjective
  1. on or towards the left
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adverb
  1. a variant of leftwards
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Word Origin and History for leftwards

leftward

adv.

late 15c., from left (adj.) + -ward. Related: Leftwards.

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