- the complex of individuals or organized groups advocating liberal reform or revolutionary change in the social, political, or economic order.Compare right (def. 33a).
- the position held by these people.Compare right (def. 33b).
- left wing. Compare right wing.
- 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.
Origin of left1
Words nearby left
Other definitions for left (2 of 2)
How to use left in a sentence
You can see your customers on the left, click on them to load the chat window and then respond to their chats.Google My Business adds messaging to desktop interface|Barry Schwartz|February 11, 2021|Search Engine Land
In the minutes before the Sikorsky helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and seven other passengers crashed in Calabasas, California, its pilot made a left turn.This surprisingly common flight issue contributed to Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash|Rob Verger|February 11, 2021|Popular-Science
Moler calculated that Zobayan could have felt as though he was climbing to the right, not diving to the left.
Noting that a member of Congress died after contracting the virus then becomes simply a left-wing smear.What you’re saying when you say that covering the coronavirus is partisan|Philip Bump|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Moving forward, we can’t have a vacuum of radicals on the left or the right.Republican Rep. Nancy Mace on the Capitol insurrection: ‘We need to rebuild our party’|KK Ottesen|February 9, 2021|Washington Post
Not to be left behind, progressives in neighboring Wisconsin clamored to join the cutting edge of public health.Anti-Fluoriders Are The OG Anti-Vaxxers|Michael Schulson|July 27, 2016|DAILY BEAST
Gay marriage was the hot-button fight on the left and right.Jeb Bush’s Unseen Anti-Gay Marriage Emails|Jackie Kucinich|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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
Meanwhile, almost exactly 30 years after the trial, the judge left his home to board a steamboat and was never heard from again.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|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
What need to look to right or left when you are swallowing up free mile after mile of dizzying road?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
She is quite true, but not wise, and your left hand must not know what your right hand is doing.Checkmate|Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
The vision—it had been an instantaneous flash after all and nothing more—had left his mind completely for the time.The Wave|Algernon Blackwood
She had just left the wharf at Cincinnati for Louisville, with 225 passengers on board, of whom but 124 were saved.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Thus was the man left entirely to the devil, not even his life being reserved, as in the case of Job.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
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)
Other 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