Definitions for limblɪm
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one of the paired bodily appendages of animals, used esp. for moving or grasping; a leg, arm, or wing.
a large or main branch of a tree.
a projecting part or member:
the four limbs of a cross.
a person or thing regarded as a part, member, branch, offshoot, or scion of something.
(v.t.)to cut the limbs from (a felled tree).
Category: Common Vocabulary
Idioms for limb:
out on a limb,in a risky or vulnerable situation.
Origin of limb:
bef. 900; ME, OE lim
the graduated edge of a quadrant or similar instrument.
Origin of limb:
1350–1400; ME < L limbus; see limbus , limbo1
one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
limb, tree branch(noun)
any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
(astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet
either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip
"the upper limb of the bow"
the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles
"the limb of the sextant"
arm, branch, limb(noun)
any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
"the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an arm or leg
a broken limb
isolated and in a dangerous or risky situation
He's gone out on a limb by criticizing the party leadership.
a part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch
an arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal
a thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else
an elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock
to supply with limbs
to dismember; to tear off the limbs of
a border or edge, in certain special uses
the border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade
the border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon
the graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles
Translations for limb
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
an arm or leg.
- been, armAfrikaans
- طَرَف: ذِراع او رِجْلArabic
- membroPortuguese (BR)
- das KörpergliedGerman
- دست یا پاFarsi
- anggota badanIndonesian
- membro, artoItalian
- 팔이나 다리Korean
- (ķermeņa) loceklisLatvian
- دست یا پاPersian
- لاس يا پښهPashto
- lem, arm, benSwedish
- kol ya da bacakTurkish
- 肢Chinese (Trad.)
- ہاتھ یا پاؤںUrdu
- 肢Chinese (Simp.)
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