Meaning of LEFT in English



Function: noun

Date: 13th century

1 a : the left hand b : the location or direction of the left side c : the part on the left side d : a turn to the left <take a left at the intersection>

2 a : LEFT FIELD b : a blow struck with the left fist

3 often capitalized a : the part of a legislative chamber located to the left of the presiding officer b : the members of a continental European legislative body occupying the left as a result of holding more radical political views than other members

4 often capitalized a : those professing views usually characterized by desire to reform or overthrow the established order especially in politics and usually advocating change in the name of the greater freedom or well-being of the common man b : a radical as distinguished from a conservative position

– left · most \ ' left- ˌ m ō st \ noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.