leftward

[ left-werd ]
/ ˈlɛft wərd /
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adverb

Also left·wards. toward or on the left.

adjective

situated on the left.
directed toward the left.

Nearby words

  1. leftie,
  2. leftish,
  3. leftism,
  4. leftist,
  5. leftover,
  6. leftwardly,
  7. leftwards,
  8. lefty,
  9. leg,
  10. leg art

Origin of leftward

First recorded in 1475–85; left1 + -ward

Related formsleft·ward·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for leftwards

leftwards

leftward

/ (ˈlɛftwədz) /

adverb

towards or on the left

leftward

/ (ˈlɛftwəd) /

adjective

on or towards the left

adverb

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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