Definitions for limboˈlɪm boʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lim•boˈlɪm boʊ(n.)(pl.)-bos.

  1. (often cap.) a region on the border of hell or heaven in Roman Catholic teaching, serving as the abode after death of unbaptized infants and of the righteous who died before the coming of Christ.

    Category: Religion

  2. a place or state of oblivion for persons or things cast aside, forgotten, or out of date.

  3. an intermediate, transitional, or midway state or place.

  4. a place or state of imprisonment or confinement.

Origin of limbo:

1300–50; ME < ML in limbō on hell's border (L: on the edge) =in on +limbō, abl. of limbus edge, border; cf. limbus

lim•boˈlɪm boʊ(n.)(pl.)-bos.

  1. a dance from the West Indies in which the dancer bends backward from the knees and moves with a shuffling step under a horizontal bar that is lowered after each successive pass.

    Category: Music and Dance

Origin of limbo:

1955–60; cf. Jamaican E limba to bend; see limber1

Princeton's WordNet

  1. oblivion, limbo(noun)

    the state of being disregarded or forgotten

  2. limbo(noun)

    an imaginary place for lost or neglected things

  3. limbo(noun)

    (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limbo(noun)

    alt. of Limbus


  1. Limbo

    In the theology of the Catholic Church, Limbo is a speculative idea about the afterlife condition of those who die in Original Sin without being assigned to the Hell of the Damned. Limbo is not an official doctrine of the Catholic Church or any other Christian denomination. Medieval theologians, in western Europe, described the underworld as divided into four distinct parts: Hell of the Damned, Purgatory, Limbo of the Fathers or Patriarchs, and Limbo of the Infants.


  1. Limbo

    BrightKite, formerly Limbo, is a prominent mobile social networks where people share the places they go and the things they do. In Limbo, members broadcast their location, locate bars, clubs or restaurants, and coordinate their friends with group text. All tools and services are free to members thanks to the support of interactive, highly targeted, location-based mobile advertisements.In April 2009, Limbo Purchased Brightkite and adopted BrightKite’s name.

Anagrams of limbo

  1. Mobil


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