On, towards, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing which is to the west when the person or thing is facing north
Past and past participle of leave.
A military command to turn the head in the direction stated
Go away from
Remain to be used or dealt with
The left-hand part, side, or direction
A group or party favouring radical, reforming, or socialist views
(on the online dating app Tinder) indicate that one finds someone attractive (or unattractive) by moving one's finger to the right (or left) across an image of them on a touchscreen
my left arm
The extreme left wing of a faction, group, or party.
Frequently with the. Originally: a movement begun in France by young left-wing radicals opposed to the philosophy of the traditional left. Now also: any of various left-wing movements focused on activism or protest.
Politics (now US). The older liberal elements in social-democratic activism, especially as distinguished from the more radical New Left that arose during the civil rights movement in the 1960s.
That has been bequeathed a valuable or generous legacy or inheritance.
A defender in soccer or field hockey who plays primarily in a position on the left of the field
The bank of a river on the left as one faces downstream
A district of the city of Paris, situated on the left bank of the River Seine, to the south of the river. It is an area noted for its intellectual and artistic life
(In military contexts) a command to turn 90 degrees to the left
The hand of a person’s left side
A turn that brings a person’s front to face the way their left side did before
The radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system
a left-wing political group
A loose coalition of socialist, communist, and other left-wing groups presenting a unified alternative to the candidates and policies of the right.
The left atrium and left ventricle of the mammalian or avian heart considered together, especially as the unit which receives oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it into the arterial system.
Informal. A close friend or trusted assistant; a partner, an accomplice. Used especially to refer to one of two such people; compare right bower. Now rare.
Of or between the right and the left (in various contexts); frequently with reference to reflective symmetry.
An attacking player in soccer or field hockey whose position is near to the centre of the field, to the left of the centre forward
The left-hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with linear and analytical thought
Select an item in a graphical user interface by pressing the left-hand button of a mouse
The West Coast of the US, especially California
The part of the outfield to the left of the batter when facing the pitcher
(Of a person) using the left foot more naturally than the right
(Of a person) using the left hand more naturally than the right
A left-handed person
A person who supports or belongs to the radical, reforming, or socialist section of a political party or system
On the left (or right) side of a stage from the point of view of a performer facing the audience
a left-handed golfer
People with extreme left-wing views; the side of the political spectrum occupied by these people; (in later use) specifically = New Left.
Having the left part of the brain as the dominant or more efficient part
Sympathetic to or tending towards the left in politics
Travellers' luggage left in temporary storage at a railway station, bus station, or airport
An attacking player in soccer or field hockey whose position is on the left of the field
Make a left (or right) turn
On or towards the left and the right; on both sides; in both directions.
A mnemonic (proposed by J. A. Fleming (1849–1945), English electrical engineer), concerning the behaviour of a current-carrying conductor in a magnetic field, according to which the directions of the magnetic field, the current, and the force exerted on the conductor are indicated respectively by the first finger, second finger, and thumb of the left hand when these are held out perpendicular to each other.
To move to the right and left successively, as part of a single action; to weave or dodge from right to left.
On or towards the right and the left; on both sides; in both directions.
Designating or characterized by movement from the right to the left.
Having views that are between the centre and the left in politics
Be abandoned as being almost dead or certain to die
A motor-vehicle steering system with the steering wheel and other controls fitted on the left side, designed for use in countries where vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road