Associations to the word «Limb»


LIMB, noun. A major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing).
LIMB, noun. A branch of a tree.
LIMB, noun. (archery) The part of the bow, from the handle to the tip.
LIMB, noun. (botany) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal or sepal; blade.
LIMB, noun. (astronomy) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun or moon.
LIMB, noun. The graduated margin of an arc or circle in an instrument for measuring angles.
LIMB, noun. An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
LIMB, noun. A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.
LIMB, verb. To remove the limbs from an animal or tree.
LIMB, verb. To supply with limbs.
LIMB, noun. (astronomy) The apparent visual edge of a celestial body.
LIMB, noun. (on a measuring instrument) The graduated edge of a circle or arc.
LIMB FROM LIMB, adverb. Dismembered
LIMB FROM LIMB, adverb. Completely apart; completely destroyed
LIMB OF SATAN, noun. A wicked or mischievous child.

Dictionary definition

LIMB, noun. One of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper.
LIMB, noun. Any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree.
LIMB, noun. (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet.
LIMB, noun. Either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; "the upper limb of the bow".
LIMB, noun. The graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; "the limb of the sextant".
LIMB, noun. Any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer".

Wise words

Language is a process of free creation; its laws and principles are fixed, but the manner in which the principles of generation are used is free and infinitely varied. Even the interpretation and use of words involves a process of free creation.
Noam Chomsky