- left  ► ADJECTIVE 1) on, towards, or relating to the side of a human body or of a thing which is to the west when the person or thing is facing north. 2) relating to a left-wing person or group.► ADVERB ▪ on or to the left side.► NOUN 1) (the left) the left-hand part, side, or direction. 2) a left turn. 3) a person's left fist, or a blow given with it. 4) (often the Left) (treated as sing. or pl. ) a group or party favouring radical, reforming, or socialist views.● have two left feet — Cf. ↑have two left feet● left, right, and centre — Cf. ↑left, right, and centreDERIVATIVES leftish adjective leftmost adjective leftward adjective & adverb leftwards adverb.ORIGIN Old English, «weak».
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leftward — leftward, leftwards The only form of the adjective is leftward (a leftward glance). For the adverb, leftward and leftwards are used both in BrE and AmE (turn leftward / leftwards) … Modern English usage
Leftward — Left ward ( w[ e]rd), adv. Toward or on the left side. [1913 Webster] Rightward and leftward rise the rocks. Southey. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
leftward — (adv.) late 15c., from LEFT (Cf. left) (adj.) + WARD (Cf. ward). Related: Leftwards … Etymology dictionary
leftward — [left′wərd] adv., adj. on or toward the left: also leftwards adv … English World dictionary
leftward — [[t]le̱ftwə(r)d[/t]] ADJ: ADJ n (The form leftwards is also used.) Leftward or leftwards means on or towards a political position that is closer to socialism than to capitalism. Their success does not necessarily reflect a leftward shift in… … English dictionary
leftward — adjective on or towards the left: a leftward bend opposite rightward leftward/leftwards adverb … Longman dictionary of contemporary English
leftward — adj. Leftward is used with these nouns: ↑drift … Collocations dictionary
leftward — leftwards UK [ˈleftwə(r)dz] / US [ˈleftwərdz] or leftward UK [ˈleftwə(r)d] / US [ˈleftwərd] adjective, adverb on or towards the left … English dictionary
leftward — adjective or adverb Date: 15th century being at, toward, or to the left … New Collegiate Dictionary
leftward — leftwardly, adv. /left weuhrd/, adv. 1. Also, leftwards. toward or on the left. adj. 2. situated on the left. 3. directed toward the left. [1475 85; LEFT1 + WARD] * * * … Universalium