What does thigh mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. thighnoun

    the part of the leg between the hip and the knee

  2. second joint, thighnoun

    the upper joint of the leg of a fowl

Wiktionary

  1. thighnoun

    The upper leg of a human, between the hip and the knee.

  2. thighnoun

    That part of the leg of vertebrates (or sometimes other animals) which corresponds to the human thigh in position or function; the tibia of a horse, the tarsus of a bird; the third leg-section of an insect.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Thighnoun

    The thigh includes all between the buttocks and the knee. The thigh bone is the longest of all the bones in the body: its fibres are close and hard: it has a cavity in its middle: it is a little convex and round on its foreside, but a little hollow, with a long and small ridge on its backside. John Quincy

    Etymology: ðeoh , Saxon; thieo, Islandick; die, Dutch.

    He touched the hollow of his thigh, and it was out of joint. Gen. xxxii. 25.

    The flesh dissolved, and left the thigh bone bare. Richard Wiseman.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Thighnoun

    the proximal segment of the hind limb between the knee and the trunk. See Femur

  2. Thighnoun

    the coxa, or femur, of an insect

Freebase

  1. Thigh

    In humans the thigh is the area between the pelvis and the knee. Anatomically, it is part of the lower limb. The single bone in the thigh is called the femur. This bone is very thick and strong, and forms a ball and socket joint at the hip, and a condylar joint at the knee.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Thigh

    thī, n. the thick fleshy part of the leg from the knee to the trunk.—n. Thigh′-bone, the bone of the leg between the hip-joint and the knee. [A.S. theó, theóh; Ice. thjó, Old High Ger. deoh.]

Editors Contribution

  1. thigh

    An area of a limb connecting the pelvis to the knee in a human being.

    Our thighs can be muscular when we exercise daily.

    Submitted by MaryC on July 28, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Thigh

    see femur.

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  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'thigh' in Nouns Frequency: #2254

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of thigh in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of thigh in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of thigh in a Sentence

  1. Steve Woolfenden:

    I took off my belt, and I applied it on my thigh as tight as I possibly could, leo was crying and screaming uncontrollably. He was saying, `Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy, Mommy, Daddy.

  2. Craig Counsell:

    To get a negative X-ray, I know Elian Herrera spirits are lifted, it's a right thigh contusion but it's pretty significant. Elian Herrera got hit pretty good.

  3. Zulfiqar Ahmad:

    I was hit in the left arm, in the left side of my chest, and twice on my left thigh, i fell to the ground. I must have been lying there for an hour before the army soldiers came in and moved me to the hospital. I tried to turn on my right side to prevent bleeding from my arm, but I couldn't move.

  4. Marissa Parrott:

    They were flipping them over, making a very distinctive, almost surgical precision cut down the chest. They would even remove the gallbladder outside the body, which contains toxic bile salts. They knew to remove that bit. She added that the rats understood which areas of the toad were poisonous, using their sharp teeth and dextrous hands to eatthe non-toxic parts while leaving the poisonous areas stripped. In the medium-sized toads, as well as eating the heart and liver, they would strip off the toxic skin from one or both legs and eat the non-toxic thigh muscle.

  5. Omir Bekali:

    They put me in a tiger chair, they hung us up and beat us on the thigh, on the hips with wooden torches, with iron whips.

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