left wing


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left wing

also Left Wing
n.
1. The liberal or radical faction of a group.
2. See left1.

left′-wing′ adj.
left′-wing′er n.

left wing

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (often capital) the leftist faction of an assembly, party, group, etc; the radical or progressive wing
2. (Military) the units of an army situated on the left of a battle position
3. (Team Sports, other than specified) sport
a. the left-hand side of the field of play from the point of view of either team facing its opponents' goal
b. a player positioned in this area in certain games
adj
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) of, belonging to, or relating to the political left wing
ˌleft-ˈwinger n

left′ wing′


n.
the liberal or radical element in a political party or other organization.
[1700–10]
left′-wing′, adj.
left′-wing′er, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.left wing - those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
faction, sect - a dissenting clique
Translations
الجَناح اليَساري في الحِزب
levé křídlo
venstrefløj
balszárny
vinstrisinnar, róttæklingar
ľavé krídlo
sol kanat

left wing

n (Mil, Sport) → ala sinistra (Pol) → sinistra

left2

(left) adjective
on, for, or belonging to, the side of the body that in most people has the less skilful hand (the side of a person or thing which is toward the west when that person or thing is facing north-opposite to right). She wore an engagement ring on her left hand; They drive on the left side of the road in Britain.
adverb
to or towards this side. He turned left at the end of the road.
noun
1. the left side, part etc. He sat on her left; She turned to her left; Take the first road on the left; Keep to the left!
2. within a political party, Parliament etc, the most radical or socialist group.
ˈleft-hand adjective
1. at the left; to the left of something else. the bottom left-hand drawer of the desk.
2. towards the left. a left-hand bend in the road.
left-ˈhanded adjective
having the left hand more skilful than the right.
left-ˈhandedness noun
left-ˈwing adjective
(having opinions which are) radical, socialist or communist.
left wing
the left of a political party.
References in classic literature ?
After passing the donjon, which is situated at the extreme end of the left wing, we went to the back of the chateau.
From this landing one could pass to the right or left wing of the chateau by a gallery opening from it.
But do you think for a moment that I would permit you, or anyone else, to pull the left wing from a yellow butterfly?
We'll take a whole yellow butterfly, alive and well, to the Crooked Magician, and let him pull the left wing off.
The left wing of the royalist army, under the King of the Romans and his gallant son, was not so fortunate for they met a determined resistance at the hands of Henry de Montfort.
This sight, together with the routing of the enemy's left wing by Prince Edward, so cheered and inspired the royalists that the two remaining divisions took up the attack with refreshed spirits so that what a moment before had hung in the balance now seemed an assured victory for King Henry.
He had driven towards the left wing of the ships, by which way the Achaeans used to return with their chariots and horses from the plain.
While they were busy stripping the armour from these heroes, the youths who were led on by Polydamas and Hector (and these were the greater part and the most valiant of those that were trying to break through the wall and fire the ships) were still standing by the trench, uncertain what they should do; for they had seen a sign from heaven when they had essayed to cross it--a soaring eagle that flew skirting the left wing of their host, with a monstrous blood-red snake in its talons still alive and struggling to escape.
But if neither time nor place be known, then the left wing will be impotent to succor the right, the right equally impotent to succor the left, the van unable to relieve the rear, or the rear to support the van.
Please Knock at the Third | | Door in the Left Wing.
Now," said Tiktok to the captive Wheeler, "you must show us the way to the Left Wing.
Paul, top, and Dara Mu On the oth the left wing and his pals s road in Dubli free of charg station witho a call.