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Princeton's WordNet

  1. legsnoun

    staying power

    "that old Broadway play really has legs"


  1. legsnoun



  1. legs

    "Hot Legs is a single by Rod Stewart. Stewart included the song on his 1977 album Foot Loose & Fancy Free. The 1977 single performed moderately well on the United States Hot 100 (#28), and well on the UK Singles Chart (#5). In the UK, "Hot Legs" and "I Was Only Joking" charted together as a double A-side. In 1993, Stewart recorded a live version during his MTV Unplugged session which appeared on the album Unplugged...and Seated. Artists who have recorded cover versions of "Hot Legs" include Tom Jones, Tina Turner, and American rock band Orgy. Bon Jovi have occasionally covered this song on the Circle Tour. Since the original recording/video, the lyrics in the last verse have been changed. The lead guitar that is prominent throughout the song was performed by Billy Peek, a Saint Louis, Missouri native who was in Rod Stewart's band in the mid-seventies.


  1. legs

    1) In anatomy, legs are the parts of the body used for standing, walking, running and other physical activities, located below the torso and typically extending from the hips to the feet in humans and other bipedal creatures. 2) In the context of furniture or objects, legs refer to the supporting pillars or structures that raise the main body of the object off the ground. 3) In sports or races, a leg often refers to a stage or section of the course. 4) In geometry, a leg is either of the two sides of a right-angled triangle that forms the right angle. 5) In travel, a leg can refer to a part or stage of a journey.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. legs

    (See ANGLE.) A fast-sailing vessel is said to have legs.--Legs are used in cutters, yachts, &c., to shore them up in dry harbours when the tide leaves them. The leech-line cringles have also been called legs. Also, the parts of a point which hang on each side of the sail.

Editors Contribution

  1. legsnoun

    Plural noun of leg

    The table legs are beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 16, 2016  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'legs' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1638

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    Rank popularity for the word 'legs' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1349

Anagrams for legs »

  1. ElGs

  2. ELGs

  3. gels

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of legs in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of legs in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of legs in a Sentence

  1. Franklin D. Roosevelt:

    A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.

  2. Johnny Joey Jones:

    He did n’t say, ‘ You ca n’t ride this ride, go talk to so-and-so. ’ It was, ‘ You ca n’t ride this ride, ’ I said ‘ Why ? ’ and he said, ‘ Because you do n’t have real legs. ’ and then once I left the ride, I researched the policy for every single ride in the park, and literally, I ca n’t get on a tilt-a-whirl. I ’m restricted to pretty much things that do n’t move, because of my legs.

  3. Hoshang N. Akhtar:

    Marriage is more than four bare legs in a bed.

  4. Max Beerbohm:

    You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men.

  5. Claudio Semini:

    If we have a moving mass in front, that creates also a disturbance in the legs. So what we're developing is algorithms that can take into account that external disturbance from the payload or from the arm. And then servo the legs, control the legs in a way to compensate for these disturbances. And we've managed to do this very well; there's an example where we moved the arm left and right relatively fast, and if we don't use the smart controller the robot moves a lot. But if we turn on the smart controller, the torque and forces in the cylinders and joints are optimized so that the robot is relatively firm and rejects all these external disturbances.

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
    • A. arbalist
    • B. nidus
    • C. instigation
    • D. auspices

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