From (etyl) left, luft, leoft, lift, lyft, from (etyl) left, . More at (l), (l).
The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north.
(politics) pertaining to the political left; liberal.
- Turn left at the corner.
* left wing
* two left feet
On the left side.
Towards the left side.
The left side or direction.
(politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group.
(boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist.
- The political left is not holding enough power.
* (left side or direction) , port
* to the left
(etyl) left, variant of . More at leave.
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From a verbal use of . More at leave.
(Ireland, colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed.
- We were not left go to the beach after school except on a weekend.
* The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, Walter W. Skeat.