Definitions for LiMPlɪmp

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. to walk with a labored movement, as when lame.

    Category: Pathology

  2. to proceed in a lame, faltering, or labored manner.

  3. to progress with great difficulty.

  4. (n.)a lame movement or gait.

Origin of limp:

1560–70; extracted from obs. limphault lame; OE lemphealt limping (see halt2); akin to MHG limpfen to limp


limplɪmp(adj.)-er, -est.

  1. lacking stiffness or rigidity, as of substance or structure:

    a limp body.

  2. weary; tired; fatigued.

  3. without firmness, force, energy, etc.:

    limp prose.

  4. flexible; not stiffened with boards:

    a limp binding.

Origin of limp:



Princeton's WordNet

  1. hitch, hobble, limp(adj)

    the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg

  2. limp, wilted(adj)

    not firm

    "wilted lettuce"

  3. limp(verb)

    lacking in strength or firmness or resilience

    "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip"

  4. limp, gimp, hobble, hitch(verb)

    walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury

    "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day"

  5. limp(verb)

    proceed slowly or with difficulty

    "the boat limped into the harbor"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. limp(verb)ɪmp

    to walk unsteadily because one leg or foot is injured or damaged

    He managed to limp back home.

  2. limp(adjective)ɪmp

    floppy and soft

    an old limp lettuce leaf

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limp(verb)

    to halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively

  2. Limp(noun)

    a halt; the act of limping

  3. Limp(noun)

    a scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve

  4. Limp(adj)

    flaccid; flabby, as flesh

  5. Limp(adj)

    lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat


  1. Limp

    A limp is a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait. Limping may be caused by pain, weakness, neuromuscular imbalance, or a skeletal deformity. The most common underlying cause of a painful limp is physical trauma; however, in the absence of trauma, other serious causes, such as septic arthritis or slipped capital femoral epiphysis, may be present. The diagnostic approach involves ruling out potentially serious causes via the use of X-rays, blood tests, and sometimes joint aspiration. Initial treatment involves pain management. A limp is the presenting problem in about 4% of children who visit hospital emergency departments.

Translations for LiMP

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


lacking stiffness or strength; drooping

a limp lettuce; a limp excuse.

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