American English

Definition of left noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1the/someone's left [singular] the left side or direction She was sitting on my left. Twist your body to the left, then to the right. Take the next road on the left. To the left of the library is the bank.
  2. 2[singular] the first, second, etc. left the first, second, etc. street on the left side Take the first left.
  3. 3a left [singular] a turn to the left to hang/make a left
  4. 4the left, the Left [singular] political groups who support the ideas and beliefs of socialism The Left only has a small chance of winning power. a left-leaning newspaper
  5. 5the left [singular] the part of a political party whose members are most in favor of social change She is on the far left of the party.
  6. 6[countable] (in boxing) a blow that is made with your left hand He hit him with two sharp lefts. opposite right
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: left