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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


  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.


  1. Thigh

    In human anatomy, the thigh is the area between the hip (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 (due to the high proportion of bone tissue), and forms a ball and socket joint at the hip, and a modified hinge joint at the knee.


  1. thigh

    The thigh is the upper part of the leg in humans and animals, located between the hip and knee. It is the portion of the body that consists mostly of a bone called the femur and is surrounded by significant quantities of muscle, fat, and connective tissue. It plays a crucial role in supporting the body's movements, including standing, running and jumping.

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


  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  


  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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  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. Jane Seymour:

    He sat down next to me and said,' Well, I've told everyone you're perfect for my movie and I can't wait. I've done my bit. Now it's your turn to do your bit,' she recalled. Jane Seymour said she did n’t understand what the producer was referring to, until he began sliding his hand up her thigh. He said,' No, no, you know what you have to do.' And I'm going,' No, I don't.' And he put his hand on my thigh, way up high. And being very British, I sort of crossed my legs and started scooting down the couch until I'd ended up with no couch left and I really had no option but to stand up and just say,' Please help me get home, ’.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Senator Kagan:

    Many butt-slappers and thigh-strokers fancy that they are merely flirting and flattering.

  5. Sarah Baughn:

    He crawled on top of me and he put his hand on my, inside of my thigh, and the other hand he wrapped around me, and he was holding me there, he told me that he needed somebody to be with him, to massage him, to brush his hair, to spend time with him, that he was lonely. And he said, 'And I need someone to, to have sex with me.'.

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    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox; considered one of the ancestors of domestic cattle
    • A. urus
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