Origin of left wing
OTHER WORDS FROM left wingleft-wing, adjectiveleft-winger, noun
How to use left wing in a sentence
The left-wing blogosphere was all over a report that the House GOP was cutting Ebola funding.Progressive Bloggers Spread False Ebola Story|Tim Mak|September 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Christie, with his Jersey Boy charm and willingness to butt heads when necessary, has long been a threat to the left wing.Dems Troll Christie on Bridgegate|Olivia Nuzzi|September 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perry has also benefited from the fact that the national media—the right-wing and the left-wing—seem to be in his corner.
The left-wing bien-pensant read it for the purpose of expressing shocked outrage, the right-wing as a source for its outrage.Hollywood vs. The Daily Mail: George Clooney and Angelina Jolie Take On The UK's Leanest, Meanest Gossip Machine|Lizzie Crocker, Lloyd Grove|July 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Dating back to 1883, the building was once a publishing headquarters for left-wing newspapers like L'Humanité.Paris’s Secret Fashion Week Haunts|Liza Foreman|July 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As it was he had to press Nejdi into a fast gallop before he could clear the left wing of the advancing army.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
In the operations ending in Ulm the second corps formed part of the left wing.
Thereafter his division formed the left wing of the French army under Brune.
In 1799 he was sent to command a division of the Army of Italy, and commanded the left wing at the battle of Novi.
The left wing of the force will occupy the shrubbery; the right will push on and blow up the gate.The Talking Horse|F. Anstey
British Dictionary definitions for left wing
- the left-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of either team facing its opponents' goal
- a player positioned in this area in certain games
Derived forms of left wingleft-winger, noun
Cultural definitions for left wing (1 of 2)
A descriptive term for an individual or a political faction that advocates liberal, radical, or even revolutionary policies, usually in favor of overcoming social inequalities. In the United States, left-wing groups generally support federal social welfare programs designed to open opportunities to all citizens. (Compare right-wing.)
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Cultural definitions for left wing (2 of 2)
A descriptive term for liberal, radical, or revolutionary political views, particularly the view that there are unacceptable social inequalities in the present order of society. Communists and socialists, as well as moderate liberals, come under the term left-wing. Left-wing groups are sometimes known collectively as the Left. (Compare right-wing.)
Other Idioms and Phrases with left wing
The liberal or radical faction of a political group, as in Many consider him a leader of the Democratic Party's left wing. This expression originated in the seating practice of European legislatures, whereby those holding liberal views were assigned to the left side of the house. [First half of 1800s]