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left1 US English

On, toward, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing that is to the west when the person or thing is facing north

left2 US English

Past and past participle of leave.

eyes front US English

A military command to turn the head in the particular direction stated

left in leave1 US English

Go away from

be left in leave1 US English

Remain to be used or dealt with

the left in left1 US English

The left-hand part, side, or direction

left in left1 US English

short for left field.

the Left in left1 US English

A group or party favoring liberal, socialist, or radical views

swipe right US English

(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

left US Thesaurus

it's in my left pocket

far left US English

The extreme left wing of a faction, group, or party.

left back US English

A defender in soccer or field hockey who plays primarily in a position on the left of the field

left bank US English

The bank of a river on the left as one faces downstream

Left Bank US English

A district of Paris, France, situated on the left bank of the Seine River, to the south of the river. It is an area noted for its intellectual and artistic life

left face US English

(In military contexts) a command to turn 90 degrees to the left

left hand US English

The hand of a person’s left side

left turn US English

A turn that brings a person’s front to face the way their left side did before

left wing US English

The liberal, socialist, or radical section of a political party or system

New Left US English

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.

Old Left US English

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.

well-left US English

That has been bequeathed a valuable or generous legacy or inheritance.

left-wing US Thesaurus

the committee's left-wing policies

Broad Left US English

A loose coalition of socialist, communist, and other left-wing groups presenting a unified alternative to the candidates and policies of the right.

inside left US English

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

left bower US English

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.

left brain US English

The left-hand side of the human brain, which is believed to be associated with linear and analytical thought

left-click US English

Select an item in a graphical user interface by pressing the left-hand button of a mouse

left coast US English

The West Coast of the US, especially California

left field US English

The part of the outfield to the left of center field from the perspective of home plate

left-footed US English

(Of a person) using one’s left foot more naturally than the right

left-handed US English

(Of a person) using the left hand more naturally than the right

left-hander US English

A left-handed person, especially a left-handed baseball pitcher

left heart US English

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.

left-winger US English

A person who supports or belongs to the liberal, socialist, or radical section of a political party or system

right-left US English

Of or between the right and the left (in various contexts); frequently with reference to reflective symmetry.

stage left US English

On the left (or right) side of a stage from the point of view of a performer facing the audience

left-handed US Thesaurus

a left-handed golfer

left-leaning US English

Sympathetic to or tending toward the left in politics

left luggage US English

Travellers' luggage left in temporary storage at a railway station, bus station, or airport

outside left US English

An attacking player in soccer or field hockey whose position is on the left of the field

radical left US English

People with extreme left-wing views; the side of the political spectrum occupied by these people; (in later use) specifically = New Left.

hang a left US English

Make a left (or right) turn

left and right US English

On or towards the left and the right; on both sides; in both directions.

left-hand rule US English

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.

left-of-centre US English

Having views that are between the centre and the left in politics

right and left US English

On or towards the right and the left; on both sides; in both directions.

right-and-left US English

To move to the right and left successively, as part of a single action; to weave or dodge from right to left.

right-to-left US English

Designating or characterized by movement from the right to the left.

be left for dead US English

Be abandoned as being almost dead or certain to die

left-hand drive US English

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

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