Definition of Left wing

1. Noun. Those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare.

Exact synonyms: Left
Generic synonyms: Faction, Sect
Derivative terms: Collectivist

Definition of Left wing

1. Noun. (politics) the more left-wing faction of a group or party ¹

2. Noun. (sports) the left-hand side of a sports field ¹

3. Noun. (ice hockey) the offensive player who plays to the center's left ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Left Wing

left sagittal fissure
left stage
left superior intercostal vein
left superior pulmonary vein
left suprarenal vein
left testicular vein
left triangular ligament
left umbilical vein
left ventricle
left ventricles
left ventricular ejection time
left ventricular hypertrophy
left ventricular myomectomy
left ventricular volume overload
left wing (current term)
lefteye flounder
lefteyed flounder

Literary usage of Left wing

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"MAJOR : I have the honor to submit the following report of the operations of the artillery in the left wing, from December twenty-six, 1862, to January two, ..."

2. The Rebellion Record: A Diary of American Events, with Documents, Narratives by Frank Moore, Edward Everett (1867)
"Colonel Duke then ordered a halt until the infantry had commenced their attack on the Federal left wing, which caused a retreat of the whole line. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace, Charles George Herbermann (1922)
"... the center Ypres region an attack in which mussed artillery the left wing entering at Nancy. The right wing British, suffering from lack of artillery ..."

4. History of the War in the Peninsula and in the South of France: From the by William Francis Patrick Napier (1842)
"Dangerous discontent of the Portuguese army—Allayed by Wellington—Noble conduct of the soldiers—The left wing of the allies under General Graham marches ..."

5. Thucydides Translated Into English by Benjamin Jowett, Thucydides (1881)
"ti. cut them off, and succeeded in getting beyond them. VIII. *' But their left wing by this time had passed the promontory of ..."

6. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1866)
"The left wing crossed the Oconee near Milledgeville without opposition on the ... Sherman transferred his quarters from the-left wing to the 17th corps, ..."

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