|imp. & p.||1.||of Leave.|
|a.||1.||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 |
|2.||Situated so that the left side of the body is toward it; |
|n.||1.||That part of surrounding space toward which the left side of one's body is turned; |
|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.|
|Noun||1.||left - 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"|
right - location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east; "he stood on the right"
|2.||left - those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare|
Synonyms: left wing
|3.||left - the hand that is on the left side of the body; "jab with your left"|
Synonyms: left hand
|4.||left - the piece of ground in the outfield on the catcher's left|
Synonyms: left field
|5.||left - a turn to the left; "take a left at the corner"|
|Adj.||1.||left - 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"|
right - being or located on or directed toward the side of the body to the east when facing north; "my right hand"; "right center field"; "a right-hand turn"; "the right bank of a river is the bank on your right side when you are facing downstream"
|2.||left - not used up; "leftover meatloaf"; "she had a little money left over so she went to a movie"; "some odd dollars left"; "saved the remaining sandwiches for supper"; "unexpended provisions"|
|3.||left - intended for the left hand; "I rarely lose a left-hand glove"|
|4.||left - of or belonging to the political or intellectual left|
|Adv.||1.||left - toward or on the left; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the political party has moved left"|
right - toward or on the right; also used figuratively; "he looked right and left"; "the party has moved right"