from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The liberal or radical faction of a group.
  • n. See left1.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the more left-wing faction of a group or party
  • n. the left-hand side of a sports field
  • n. the offensive player who plays to the center's left

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Those trying to reform the established order, particularly in political matters, to enhance the condition of the common people; -- sometimes applied to those advocating overthrow of an existing government by radical means.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare


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