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. Also said of the corresponding side of the lower animals.
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.
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.
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.
left in Afrikaans is linkerkant
left in Danish is til venstre
left in Dutch is links, linker-
left in German is linke, links
left in Italian is sinistra, sinistro, a sinistra
left in Norwegian is venstre
left in Portuguese is esquerdo
left in Spanish is izquierdo, izq., izquierda
left in Swedish is kvar
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