Limbed



adjective
1.
having a specified number or kind of limbs (often used in combination):
a long-limbed dancer.
noun
1.
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.
2.
a large or main branch of a tree.
3.
a projecting part or member:
the four limbs of a cross.
4.
a person or thing regarded as a part, member, branch, offshoot, or scion of something:
a limb of the central committee.
5.
Archery. the upper or lower part of a bow.
6.
Informal. a mischievous child, imp, or young scamp.
verb (used with object)
7.
to cut the limbs from (a felled tree).
Idioms
8.
out on a limb, in a dangerous or compromising situation; vulnerable:
The company overextended itself financially and was soon out on a limb.
adjective
1.

having limbs
(in combination): short-limbed, strong-limbed

noun
1.
an arm or leg, or the analogous part on an animal, such as a wing
2.
any of the main branches of a tree
3.
a branching or projecting section or member; extension
4.
a person or thing considered to be a member, part, or agent of a larger group or thing
5.
(mainly Brit) a mischievous child (esp in limb of Satan or limb of the devil)
6.
out on a limb

in a precarious or questionable position
(Brit) isolated, esp because of unpopular opinions

verb
7.
(transitive) a rare word for dismember
noun
1.
the edge of the apparent disc of the sun, a moon, or a planet
2.
a graduated arc attached to instruments, such as the sextant, used for measuring angles
3.
(botany)

the expanded upper part of a bell-shaped corolla
the expanded part of a leaf, petal, or sepal

4.
either of the two halves of a bow
5.
Also called fold limb. either of the sides of a geological fold

limb (lĭm)
n.

One of the paired jointed extremities of the body; an arm or a leg.

A segment of such a jointed structure.

limb
(lĭm)

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.

limb

Related Terms

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