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 politics.ADV: ADV after vLeftward is also an adverb.
He seemed to move leftwards as he grew older.
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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 — 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 — 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) (th … English terms 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