What does leg mean?

Definitions for leg
lɛgleg

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word leg.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. legnoun

    a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

  2. legnoun

    a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion

  3. legnoun

    one of the supports for a piece of furniture

  4. branch, leg, ramificationnoun

    a part of a forked or branching shape

    "he broke off one of the branches"

  5. legnoun

    the limb of an animal used for food

  6. peg, wooden leg, leg, peglegnoun

    a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg

  7. legnoun

    a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg

  8. legnoun

    (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack

  9. stage, legnoun

    a section or portion of a journey or course

    "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"

Wiktionary

  1. legnoun

    The lower limb of a human being or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle.

    Dan won't be able to come to the party, since he broke his leg last week and is now on crutches.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  2. legnoun

    The portion of the lower appendage of a human that extends from the knee to the ankle.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  3. legnoun

    A part of garment, such as a pair of trousers/pants, that covers a leg.

    The left leg of these jeans has a tear.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  4. legnoun

    A stage of a journey, race etc.

    After six days, we're finally in the last leg of our cross-country trip.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  5. legnoun

    A distance that a sailing vessel does without changing the sails from one side to the other.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  6. legnoun

    One side of a multiple-sided (often triangular) course in a sailing race.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  7. legnoun

    A single game or match played in a tournament or other sporting contest.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  8. legnoun

    One of the two sides of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  9. legnoun

    A rod-like protrusion from an inanimate object, supporting it from underneath.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  10. legverb

    To put a series of three or more options strikes into the stock market.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  11. legverb

    To remove the legs from an animal carcass.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  12. legverb

    To build legs onto a platform or stage for support.

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  13. legnoun

    evidence, the ability of a thing or idea to stick around or persist

    Etymology: From leggr (Swedish lägg, Danish læg, Icelandic leggur, Norwegian legg).

  14. legnoun

    Plural form of legman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Legnoun

    a limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  2. Legnoun

    that which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests; as, the leg of a table; the leg of a pair of compasses or dividers

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  3. Legnoun

    the part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  4. Legnoun

    a bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  5. Legnoun

    a disreputable sporting character; a blackleg

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  6. Legnoun

    the course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  7. Legnoun

    an extension of the boiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; -- called also water leg

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  8. Legnoun

    the case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  9. Legnoun

    a fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  10. Legverb

    to use as a leg, with it as object

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  11. Legverb

    to bow

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

  12. Legverb

    to run

    Etymology: [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. lg calf of the leg, Sw. lgg.]

Freebase

  1. Leg

    A leg is a weight bearing and locomotive structure, usually having a columnar shape. During locomotion, legs function as "extensible struts". The combination of movements at all joints can be modeled as a single, linear element capable of changing length and rotating about an omnidirectional "hip" joint. As an anatomical animal structure it is used for locomotion. The distal end is often modified to distribute force. Most animals have an even number of legs. As a component of furniture it is used for the economy of materials needed to provide the support for the useful surface, the table top or chair seat.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Leg

    leg, n. one of the limbs by which animals walk: a long, slender support of anything, as of a table: (fig.) something that supports: in cricket, that part of the field, or that fielder, to the left of and behind the batsman as he faces the bowler.—v.i. to pass on briskly, often with indef. it.ns. Leg′-bail (see Bail); Leg′-bus′iness, ballet-dancing; Leg′-bye, in cricket, a run made when the ball touches any part of the batsman's person except his hand.—adj. Legged, having legs.—ns. Leg′ging, an outer and extra gaiter-like covering for the legs; Leg′gism, character of a blackleg.—adj. Leg′gy, having disproportionately long and lank legs.—n. Leg′-ī′ron, a fetter for the leg.—adj. Leg′less, without legs.—Change the leg (of a horse), to change the gait; Feel one's legs (of an infant), to begin to support one's self on the legs; Find one's legs, to become habituated to, to attain ease in; Give a leg to, to assist by supporting the leg; In high leg, in great excitement; Make a leg (Shak.), to make a bow; On one's last legs (see Last); On one's legs, standing, esp. to speak; Upon its legs, in an independent position. [Ice. leggr, a leg; Dan. læg, Sw. lägg.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Leg

    The inferior part of the lower extremity between the KNEE and the ANKLE.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. leg

    The run made on a single tack. Long and short legs (see TACK AND HALF-TACK).

Editors Contribution

  1. leg

    A limb in the body of a human being or animal.

    We are so grateful to have our legs.

    Submitted by MaryC on April 18, 2020  

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leg' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2066

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leg' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1387

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'leg' in Nouns Frequency: #373

Anagrams for leg »

  1. gel

  2. ElG, ELG

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of leg in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of leg in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of leg in a Sentence

  1. Adrian Peterson:

    No one knows how I felt when I turned Adrian Peterson child around after spanking him and seeing what I had left on his leg, No one knows that Dad sat there and apologized to him, hugged him and told him that I didn't mean to do this to you and how sorry I was.

  2. Paul Hochmuth:

    At no point can you ever see a full length view of the person. ... You might see a face ... then a leg ... or a butt ... but there is no full length view.

  3. Carlos Gomez:

    Look at your dad. I might be missing one leg but that is not stopping me from being a parent and taking care of you guys, if you have heart in something, you’re not going to stop, you know. My kids, they are my heart.

  4. Bernard Mandeville:

    The multitude will hardly believe the excessive force of education, and in the difference of modesty between men and women, ascribe that to nature, which is altogether owing to early instruction: Miss is scarce three years old, but she's spoke to every day to hide her leg, and rebuked in good earnest if she shows it; whilst little Master at the same age is bid to take up his coats, and piss like a man.

  5. Jason Case:

    We returned to Austria and visited the Vienna Opera House. Amyeven bungee jumped from the Danube Tower (the Fast Forward task in Leg 6 we weren't able to complete because of inclement weather).

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