Definitions of ligament

  1. any connection or unifying bond Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. Anything that ties or unites one thing or part to another; a bandage; a bond. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. A tough band or plate of dense, fibrous, connective tissue or fibrocartilage serving to unite bones or form joints. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. A band of connective tissue, or a membranous fold, which supports or retains an organ in place; as, the gastrophrenic ligament, connecting the diaphragm and stomach. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A strong elastic tissue connecting the ends of movable bones, or holding in place an organ of the body; a bond or tie. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  6. Anything that binds; fibrous tissue connecting movable bones. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. A fibrous band which binds related structures, as bones, together; a bond of union. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  8. Anything that binds; a strong compact substance, binding one bone to another. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  9. Anything which ties or unites; the strong fibrous substance which connects the ends of the movable bones. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for ligament

  1. A wife, with a sudden and, to her, horrid new consciousness that had twisted every ligament of life. – Star-Dust A Story of an American Girl by Fannie Hurst