Meaning of LEFT in English
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.
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.
have two ~ feet be clumsy or awkward.
~, right, and centre (also ~ and right or right and ~ ) on all sides.
~ward adjective & adverb
OE lyft , ~ 'weak', of W. Gmc origin.
past and past participle of leave 1 .
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004