having a specified number or kind of limbs (often used in combination):
a long-limbed dancer.
a part or member of an animal body distinct from the head and trunk, as a leg, arm, or wing:
the lower limbs; artificial limbs.
a large or main branch of a tree.
a projecting part or member:
the four limbs of a cross.
a person or thing regarded as a part, member, branch, offshoot, or scion of something:
a limb of the central committee.
Archery. the upper or lower part of a bow.
Informal. a mischievous child, imp, or young scamp.
verb (used with object)
to cut the limbs from (a felled tree).
out on a limb, in a dangerous or compromising situation; vulnerable:
The company overextended itself financially and was soon out on a limb.
(in combination): short-limbed, strong-limbed
an arm or leg, or the analogous part on an animal, such as a wing
any of the main branches of a tree
a branching or projecting section or member; extension
a person or thing considered to be a member, part, or agent of a larger group or thing
(mainly Brit) a mischievous child (esp in limb of Satan or limb of the devil)
out on a limb
in a precarious or questionable position
(Brit) isolated, esp because of unpopular opinions
(transitive) a rare word for dismember
the edge of the apparent disc of the sun, a moon, or a planet
a graduated arc attached to instruments, such as the sextant, used for measuring angles
the expanded upper part of a bell-shaped corolla
the expanded part of a leaf, petal, or sepal
either of the two halves of a bow
Also called fold limb. either of the sides of a geological fold
One of the paired jointed extremities of the body; an arm or a leg.
A segment of such a jointed structure.
One of the appendages of an animal, such as an arm of a starfish, the flipper of dolphins, or the arm and leg of a human, used for locomotion or grasping.
The expanded tip of a plant organ, such as a petal or corolla lobe.
The circumferential edge of the apparent disk of a celestial body.
go out on a limb, out on a limb
out on a limb
risk life and limb
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