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"
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
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.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
lim, n. a jointed part in animals, the leg: a projecting part: a branch of a tree: a part of something else, as 'a limb of the law:' an imp, scapegrace, as 'a limb of Satan.'—v.t. to supply with limbs: to tear off the limbs of.—adjs. Limbed, having limbs: formed in regard to limbs; Limb′meal (Shak.), limb from limb. [A.S. lim; Ice. limr, Sw. lem.]
lim, n. an edge or border, as of the sun, &c.: the edge of a sextant, &c.—adj. Lim′bate (bot.), bordered. [Fr. limbe—L. limbus.]
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British National Corpus
Rank popularity for the word 'limb' in Nouns Frequency: #2065
The numerical value of limb in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of limb in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Why not go out on a limb Isn't that where the fruit is
Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. That's where the fruit is.
What's important is to eventually let that limb become functional again.
I have heard of people having the wrong limb removed but hospitals aren't supposed to throw them away.
The loss of a friend is like that of a limb time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
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Translations for limb
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- membreCatalan, Valencian
- končetina, větevCzech
- zergliedern, Gliedmaßen, Extremitäten, GliedGerman
- extremidad, miembroSpanish
- haara, raaja, karsia, puunhaara, jäsenFinnish
- limbe, branche, membre, démembrerFrench
- arto, membraItalian
- 切り放す, 肢Japanese
- крак, екстремитет, обесчленува, членMacedonian
- ਅੰਗPanjabi, Punjabi
- kończyna, tarcza, gałąź, rozczłonkowywać, odnogaPolish
- membru, mădular, ciolanRomanian
- сук, ве́тка, сучо́к, расчленять, коне́чность, член, ветвь, расчленитьRussian
- gren, kvista, lemSwedish
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