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Definition of left:

  1. of Leave.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Those members of a legislative assembly ( as in France) who support the existing government. They sit in the middle of the legislative chamber, opposite the presiding officer, between the conservatives or monarchists, who sit on the right of the speaker, and the radicals or advanced republicans who occupy the seats on his left, See Right, and Left.

Synonyms:

larboard, progressive, leftover, left-wing, left-of-center, nigh, far left, odd, near, left field, leftmost, leftfield, leftist, left over, sinister, radical, liberal, revolutionary, leftish, unexpended, remaining, port, left-hand.

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