What does limber mean?

Definitions for limber
ˈlɪm bərlim·ber

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limberadjective

    a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson

  2. limber, suppleadjective

    (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable

    "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination"

  3. limberadjective

    (used of artifacts) easily bent

  4. limber, suppleverb

    (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely

  5. limber, limber upverb

    attach the limber

    "limber a cannon"

  6. limberverb

    cause to become limber

    "The violist limbered her wrists before the concert"


  1. limbernoun

    A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to pull an artillery piece into battle.

  2. limberverb

    To prepare an artillery piece for transportation (i.e., to attach it to its limber.)

  3. limberadjective

    Flexible, pliant, bendable.

    He's so limber that he can kiss his knee without bending it.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Limberadjective

    Flexible; easily bent; pliant; lithe.

    You put me off with limber vows. William Shakespeare.

    I wonder how, among these jealousies of court and state, Edward Atheling could subsist, being then the apparent and indubitate heir of the Saxon line: but he had tried, and found him a prince of limber virtues; so as though he might have some place in his caution, yet he reckoned him beneath his fear. Henry Wotton.

    At once came forth whatever creeps the ground,
    Insect, or worm: those wav’d their limber fans
    For wings; and smallest lineaments exact
    In all the liveries deck’d of Summer’s pride. John Milton.

    She durst never stand at the bay, having nothing but her long soft limber ears to defend her. Henry More, on Atheism.

    The muscles were strong on both sides of the aspera arteria, but on the under side, opposite to that of the œsophagus, very limber. John Ray, on Creation.

    At last the ulcer is covered over with a limber callus. Gideon Harvey.


  1. limber

    Limber generally means flexible, agile, or capable of being bent or moved easily. The term can apply to both physical objects (like a limber tree branch) and abstract concepts (like a limber mind that's open to new ideas).

Webster Dictionary

  1. Limbernoun

    the shafts or thills of a wagon or carriage

  2. Limbernoun

    the detachable fore part of a gun carriage, consisting of two wheels, an axle, and a shaft to which the horses are attached. On top is an ammunition box upon which the cannoneers sit

  3. Limbernoun

    gutters or conduits on each side of the keelson to afford a passage for water to the pump well

  4. Limberverb

    to attach to the limber; as, to limber a gun

  5. Limberadjective

    easily bent; flexible; pliant; yielding

  6. Limberverb

    to cause to become limber; to make flexible or pliant

  7. Etymology: [For limmer, Icel. limar branches, boughs, pl. of lim; akin to E. limb. See Limb a branch.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Limber

    lim′bėr, adj. pliant, flexible.—n. Lim′berness, flexibleness, pliancy. [See limp (adj.).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. limber

    In artillery, the two-wheeled carriage to which the trail of a field gun-carriage is attached for travel.--Limber-boxes are the chests fitted above the axle-tree of the limber for ammunition.--Limber up! is the command so to raise and attach.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. limber

    To attach to the limbers; as, to limber the gun; to limber up.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Limber is ranked #134712 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Limber surname appeared 125 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Limber.

    95.2% or 119 total occurrences were White.
    4% or 5 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of limber in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of limber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of limber in a Sentence

  1. Barry Mehler:

    I stand before you today beholden to no human c -- sucker and working a paying f -- king union job and no limber d -- k of an administrator is going to tell me how to teach my classes because I'm a f -- king tenured professor.

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