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2 [lef-tee] Informal.
leftist; left-wing.
with the left hand; in a left-handed manner: He bats lefty.

1885–90; left1 + -y1


Stephen Norman ("Steve"; "Lefty") born 1944, U.S. baseball player.
a male given name.


Sir George, 1820–1900, English musicologist.
Robert Moses ("Lefty") 1900–75, U.S. baseball player.
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Carlton (ˈkɑːltən)
a town in N central England, in S Nottinghamshire. Pop: 48 493 (2001)

grove (ɡrəʊv)
1.  a small wooded area or plantation
2.  a.  a road lined with houses and often trees, esp in a suburban area
 b.  (capital as part of a street name): Ladbroke Grove
[Old English grāf; related to grǣfa thicket, greave, Norwegian greivla to intertwine]

lefty (ˈlɛftɪ)
n , pl lefties
1.  a left-winger
2.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) a left-handed person

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Word Origin & History

O.E. graf (akin to græafa "thicket"), from P.Gmc. *graibo-, but not found in other Gmc. languages and with no known cognates anywhere.
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Bible Dictionary

Grove definition

(1.) Heb. 'asherah, properly a wooden image, or a pillar representing Ashtoreth, a sensual Canaanitish goddess, probably usually set up in a grove (2 Kings 21:7; 23:4). In the Revised Version the word "Asherah" (q.v.) is introduced as a proper noun, the name of the wooden symbol of a goddess, with the plurals Asherim (Ex. 34:13) and Asheroth (Judg. 3:13). The LXX. have rendered _asherah_ in 2 Chr. 15:16 by "Astarte." The Vulgate has done this also in Judg. 3:7. (2.) Heb. 'eshel (Gen. 21:33). In 1 Sam. 22:6 and 31:13 the Authorized Version renders this word by "tree." In all these passages the Revised Version renders by "tamarisk tree." It has been identified with the Tamariscus orientalis, five species of which are found in Palestine. (3.) The Heb. word 'elon, uniformly rendered in the Authorized Version by "plain," properly signifies a grove or plantation. In the Revised Version it is rendered, pl., "oaks" (Gen. 13:18; 14:13; 18:1; 12:6; Deut. 11:30; Josh. 19:33). In the earliest times groves are mentioned in connection with religious worship. The heathen consecrated groves to particular gods, and for this reason they were forbidden to the Jews (Jer. 17:3; Ezek. 20:28).

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Example sentences
Advertisers--certain ones, anyway--will be falling all over themselves to reach
  this lefty audience.
Lefty pitchers stay in demand because they can reverse that visual
  effect-left-handed hitters see the ball start out behind them.
In other words, the more primitive the primate, the more likely it is to be a
Vegans, homeopaths, and anti-pesticide evangelists join the other small covens
  of anti-science with lefty leanings.
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