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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.
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