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Definitions of limb

  1. any projection that is thought to resemble an arm; "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; "the limb of the sextant" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; "the upper limb of the bow" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. To supply with limbs. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. To dismember; to tear off the limbs of. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. A border or edge, in certain special uses. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. The graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. A jointed part extending from an animal body, as a leg, an arm, or a wing; the branch of a tree. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  18. 1. An extremity, a member, an arm or leg. 2. A segment of any jointed structure. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  19. Applied to either leg or arm. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  20. A jointed part in animals: a projecting part: a branch of a tree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  21. To supply with limbs: to tear off the limbs. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. An edge or border, as of the sun, etc.: the edge of a sextant, etc. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. One of the extremities of the body; branch of a tree; an edge or border. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. One of the jointed parts of an animal, as a leg or arm; also, a branch of a tree. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. An edge, or part, as of a disk or surface. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. An articulated extremity of the human body or an animal, as the arm or leg; a branch of a tree; a member. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  27. An edge or border, as of the sun, &c.; the border of a monopetalous corolla; the graduated edge of a sextant. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. To supply with limbs; to dismember. Limb of the law, a member of the legal profession. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. The part of an animal joined, as it were, to the body, as an arm or a leg; the branch of a tree; in bot., the blade of the leaf; the broad part of a sepal or petal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. To supply with limbs; to dismember. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. The border or edge of the disc of a heavenly body, particularly of the sun or moon; the edge of a graduated circle in an instrument. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  32. Branch; arm; leg; wing. A dictionary of scientific terms. By Henderson, I. F.; Henderson, W. D. Published 1920.
  33. [Anglo-Saxon] Branch; arm; leg; wing; expanded portion of unguiculate petal. na
  34. A member of the human body. In the phrase "life and limb," the latter term appears to denote bodily integrity in general; but in the definition of "mayhem" it refers only to those members or parts of the body which may be useful to a man in fighting. 1 Bl. Comm. 130. thelawdictionary.org
  35. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  36. 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.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  37. [Latin] One of the extremities articulated to the side of the body; a lateral offshoot of the body, separable from it. In man and most animals the l’s are paired (or Homonymous), and in the higher animals are four, divided into an upper pair (Thoracic or Pectoral l’s) and a lower pair (Pelvic l’s), jointed respectively to the pectoral and pelvic girdles. na
  38. Leg, arm, or wing (escape with life& l., without grave injury); (orig. l. of the devil or Satan) mischievous child, l. of the law, lawyer, policeman, &c.; main branch of tree, one of four branches of cross, clause of sentence, spur of mountain; hence (-)limbed (-md), limbless (-ml-), aa.; (vb) disable l. of (person or animal), dismember (body). [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  39. (scient.). Edge of surface; graduated edge of quadrant &c.; edge (eastern, lower, &c., l.) of sun, moon, &c.; expanded part of petal, sepal, or leaf. [Latin] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  40. An arm or leg; an extremity. American pocket medical dictionary.
  41. A member of an animal body jointed to the trunk; a member as distinguished from the trunk and head, e. g., a leg or an arm. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  42. See limbus. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  43. [L., A.S.] (Astron.) The edge of the disc of a heavenly body, as the upper or lower limb of the sun. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  44. [L., A.S.] (Astron.) The graduated arc of an astronomical instrument; as the reading of the limb of a sextant. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  45. n. [Anglo-Saxon] Edge or border; extremity;— an extremity of the human body, as the arm or leg; a member the branch of a Lily, tree larger than a twig -the edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon the edge of a graduated circle in an instrument. Cabinet Dictionary

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