Meaning of LEFT in English

LEFT

~ 1

■ adjective

1》 on, towards, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing which is to the west when the person or thing is facing north.

2》 relating to a ~-wing person or group.

■ adverb on or to the ~ side.

■ noun

1》 ( the ~ ) the ~-hand part, side, or direction.

↘a ~ turn.

↘a person's ~ fist, or a blow given with it.

2》 (often the Left ) [treated as sing. or plural ] a group or party favouring radical, reforming, or socialist views.

Phrases

have two ~ feet be clumsy or awkward.

~, right, and centre (also ~ and right or right and ~ ) on all sides.

Derivatives

~ish adjective

~most adjective

~ward adjective & adverb

~wards adverb

Origin

OE lyft , ~ 'weak', of W. Gmc origin.

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~ 2

past and past participle of leave 1 .

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