If you leave a place or person, you go away from that place or person.
a command to troops to look left, esp as a salute when marching
of or relating to the extreme left wing
You use hard left to describe those members of a left wing political group or party who have the most extreme political beliefs .
a defending player on the left side of the field
a district of Paris, on the S bank of the River Seine ; frequented by artists, students, etc
a defensive player who plays midfield, on the left side of the pitch
If something is on the left-hand side of something, it is positioned on the left of it.
If there is a certain amount of something left over, or if you have it left over, it remains when the rest has gone or been used.
Left-wing people have political ideas that are based on socialism .
a loose grouping of left-wing radicals, esp among students, that arose in many countries after 1960
(esp formerly) a player having mainly midfield and attacking roles
the left hemisphere of the human brain, which is believed to control linear and analytical thinking, decision-making, and language
To left-click or to left-click on something means to press the left-hand button on a computer mouse.
If you say that someone or something has come out of left field or is out in left field, you mean that they are untypical, unusual, or strange in some way.
kicked with the left foot
(esp in Ireland and Scotland) a Roman Catholic
Someone who is left-handed uses their left hand rather than their right hand for activities such as writing and sports and for picking things up.
You can describe someone as a left-hander if they use their left hand rather than their right hand for activities such as writing and sports and for picking things up.
the half of the heart containing the left ventricle and left atrium, which supply oxygenated blood to all parts of the body
A left-winger is a person whose political beliefs are close to socialism, or closer to them than most of the other people in the same group or party.
→ the loony left
Stage left is the left side of the stage for an actor who is standing facing the audience.
to move a finger from right to left across a touchscreen in order to dismiss an image
having extreme left-wing views
the player whose position is left field
If printed text is left-justified, each line begins at the same distance from the left-hand edge of the page or column .
Left luggage is used to refer to luggage that people leave at a special place in a railway station or an airport, and which they collect later .
a footballer who plays on the outside left wing of the field
the faction representing extreme left-wing political views, often Marxist or Maoist in ideology
hang a left:
to turn to the left (or right), as in driving a car
the far left:
the more extreme supporters or advocates of social, political, or economic change, reform, or revolution designed to promote the greater freedom, power, welfare, or comfort of ordinary people
to the left:
radical in the methods, principles, etc, employed in striving to achieve such change
holding liberal views in politics ; left-wing
Left-of-centre people or political parties support political ideas which are closer to socialism than to capitalism .
Bias is a tendency to prefer one person or thing to another, and to favour that person or thing.
the loony left:
the extreme left
A left-hand drive vehicle has the steering wheel on the left side, and is designed to be used in countries where people drive on the right-hand side of the road .
An activist is a person who works to bring about political or social changes by campaigning in public or working for an organization.
You can refer to food that has not been eaten after a meal as leftovers .
an unused portion or remnant, as of material or cooked food
have two left feet:
to be very clumsy
a coin-operated locker in which luggage can be left
a place at a railway station, airport, etc, where luggage may be left for a small charge with an attendant for safekeeping
out in left field:
unusual and unconventional
where you left off:
If something continues from where it left off, it starts happening again at the point where it had previously stopped .
be left in the dust:
to be outdone or left far behind by someone or something
eyes right (or left):
a command to snap the head to the right (or left) while marching, as a salute when passing in review
grand right and left:
an interweaving of two concentric circles of dancers, one moving clockwise, the other counterclockwise, giving right and left hands alternately to successive partners