- the part of a legislative assembly, especially in continental Europe, that is situated on the left side of the presiding officer and that is customarily assigned to members of the legislature who hold more radical and socialistic views than the rest of the members.
- the members of such an assembly who sit on the left.
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Origin of left1
Words nearby left
Definition for left (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for left
Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.
Clad in a blue, striped button-down, a silver watch adorning his left wrist, Huckabee beams on the cover.Huckabee 2016: Bend Over and Take It Like a Prisoner!|Olivia Nuzzi|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Morris searched for whatever strength was left in his malnourished body.Powerful Congressman Writes About ‘Fleshy Breasts’|Asawin Suebsaeng|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
But there is a big twist in this story that has left both Grace Castro and Lozoya frustrated and grasping for more answers.
Human evolution has left men as deeply wired for emotional connections to children as women are.
The poet Byron's bedroom remains almost as he left it, and on the lawn is the monument to his favorite dog, "Boatswain."England, Picturesque and Descriptive|Joel Cook
Such rapidity yet precision of thought, such volubility yet clearness of utterance, left all competitors behind.
James asked, when he and his brother were left alone with the wine.Poor Relations|Compton Mackenzie
That house was, at length, the only one left standing; and when we returned Mrs. W. pointed it out to me.Retrospect of Western Travel, Volume I (of 2)|Harriet Martineau
If I was to write to my mother,' says he, 'that my wife had left me, I believe it would be the death of her.The Land of Long Ago|Eliza Calvert Hall
British Dictionary definitions for left (1 of 2)
- a blow with the left hand
- the left hand
Word Origin for left
British Dictionary definitions for left (2 of 2)
Idioms and Phrases with left
In addition to the idioms beginning with left
- left field
- left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing, the
- left wing
- hang a left
- out in left field
- right and left
- take up where one left off
- two left feet