Definitions for limblɪm

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  1. limb(noun)

    one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

  2. limb, tree branch(noun)

    any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

  3. limb(noun)

    (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

  4. limb(noun)

    either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip

    "the upper limb of the bow"

  5. limb(noun)

    the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles

    "the limb of the sextant"

  6. 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"

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Limb(noun)

    a part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch

  2. Limb(noun)

    an arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal

  3. Limb(noun)

    a thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else

  4. Limb(noun)

    an elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock

  5. Limb(verb)

    to supply with limbs

  6. Limb(verb)

    to dismember; to tear off the limbs of

  7. Limb(noun)

    a border or edge, in certain special uses

  8. Limb(noun)

    the border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade

  9. Limb(noun)

    the border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon

  10. Limb(noun)

    the graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles

  11. Origin: [OE. lim, AS. lim; akin to Icel. limr limb, lim branch of a tree, Sw. & Dan. lem limb; cf. also AS. li, OHG. lid, gilid, G. glied, Goth. lius. Cf. Lith, Limber.]

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    Rank popularity for the word 'limb' in Nouns Frequency: #2065

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