Left Bank

Left Bank

In general usage, the left bank of a river is the side to one's left while facing downstream.

As a name, Left Bank may refer to:

*Rive Gauche, the left bank of the Seine in Paris; "gauche" means "left" in French
*Left Bank (Biscay), the left bank of the Nervión in Biscay, Spain
*Left Bank Cinema, an offshoot of the French New Wave
*Left Bank (Kiev), the left bank of the Dnieper in Kiev
*Left-bank Ukraine, a historical region in Ukraine
*Left Bank (Philadelphia), a river bank in Philadelphia which anomalously is situated on the left facing upstreamfact|date=July 2007
*Left Bank (Rhine), the western side of the river Rhine, a region historically contested between France and Germany.
*The Left Banke, a 1960s American pop group
*Rive Gauche Nightclub, a Parisian-themed nightclub in the River West District of Chicago
*A section of Bordeaux along the Gironde river known as the Médoc

ee also

*Right Bank
*South Bank (disambiguation)
*West Bank (disambiguation)
*East Bank (disambiguation)

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  • Left Bank — (engl.) bezeichnet das linke Ufer der Seine in Paris, siehe Rive Gauche eine Band aus den USA, siehe The Left Banke einen belgischen Horror Thriller aus dem Jahre 2008, siehe Nightmare on Left Bank (Linkeroever) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Left Bank — the Left Bank an area of Paris on the south bank of the River Seine, famous from the 1890s for being popular with artists, writers, and students …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Left Bank — Left′ Bank′ n. geg a part of Paris, France, on the S bank of the Seine: frequented by artists, writers, and students Left′ Bank′, adj …   From formal English to slang

  • Left Bank — district in Paris on the left bank of the Seine, associated with artists, bohemians, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Left Bank — noun the region of Paris on the southern bank of the Seine; a center of artistic and student life • Syn: ↑Latin Quarter • Instance Hypernyms: ↑vicinity, ↑locality, ↑neighborhood, ↑neighbourhood, ↑neck of the woods …   Useful english dictionary

  • left-bank — I. ˈ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective Usage: often capitalized L&B Etymology: from the Left Bank (of the Seine river), the bohemian district of Paris, France; translation of French Rive Gauche : of, relating to, or situated in the bohemian dis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Left Bank — /lɛft ˈbænk/ (say left bank) noun a district of Paris, on the southern bank of the Seine, famous for its bohemian atmosphere which attracts artists, students, etc …   Australian English dictionary

  • left-bank — adjective Usage: often capitalized L&B Date: 1929 of, relating to, situated in, or characteristic of the bohemian district of Paris on the left bank of the Seine River …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • left bank — noun (of a river) the bank to the left when facing downstream …   Wiktionary

  • left bank — noun the bank of a river on the left as one faces downstream …   English new terms dictionary