Definitions for: Left

[n] a turn to the left; "take a left at the corner"
[n] the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left
[n] the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with your left"
[n] those trying to overthrow the established order
[n] location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east; "she stood on the left"
[adv] toward or on the left; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left"
[adj] on the left-hand side of a vessel or aircraft when facing forward; "the port side"
[adj] of or belonging to the political or intellectual left
[adj] being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the west when facing north; "my left hand"; "left center field"; "the left bank of a river is bank on your left side when you are facing downstream"

Webster (1913) Definition: Left (l[e^]ft), imp. & p. p.
of Leave.

Left, a. [OE. left, lift, luft; akin to Fries. leeft, OD.
lucht, luft; cf. AS. left (equiv. to L. inanis), lyft[=a]dl
palsy; or cf. AS. l[=e]f weak.]
Of or pertaining to that side of the body in man on which the
muscular action of the limbs is usually weaker than on the
other side; -- opposed to right, when used in reference to
a part of the body; as, the left hand, or arm; the left ear.
Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.

Left bank of a river, that which is on the left hand of a
person whose face is turned downstream.

Left bower. See under 2d Bower.

Left center, the members whose sympathies are, in the main,
with the members of the Left, but who do not favor extreme
courses, and on occasions vote with the government. They
sit between the Center and the extreme Left.

Over the left shoulder, or Over the left, an old but
still current colloquialism, or slang expression, used as
an aside to indicate insincerity, negation, or disbelief;
as, he said it, and it is true, -- over the left.

Left, n.
1. That part of surrounding space toward which the left side
of one's body is turned; as, the house is on the left when
you face North.

Put that rose a little more to the left. --Ld.

2. Those members of a legislative assembly (as in France) who
are in the opposition; the advanced republicans and
extreme radicals. They have their seats at the left-hand
side of the presiding officer. See Center, and Right.

Left, a.
Situated so that the left side of the body is toward it; as,
the left side of a deliberative meeting is that to the left
of the presiding officer; the left wing of an army is that to
the left of the center to one facing an enemy.

Synonyms: far left, larboard, left hand, left wing, leftfield, left-hand(a), leftish, leftist, leftmost, left-of-center, left-wing, liberal, near(a), nigh(a), port

Antonyms: center, right, right, right, starboard

See Also: faction, hand, left, left stage, left-handed, manus, mitt, outfield, parcel, parcel of land, paw, piece of ground, piece of land, place, position, sect, socialist, socialistic, stage left, tract, turn, turning

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