Crossword clues for limb
- Any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
- One of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping arm
- Seal's flipper, e.g.
- ___ of the devil (imp)
- Out on a ___
- Part of a tupelo
- Chance-taker's perch
- Precarious perch
- Part of a birch
- ___ of the devil
- Arm, e.g.
- One might be in a cast
- Partner of life
- Fin or wing
- Body part
- Wing or fin
- Tree part
- Anchor for a swing, often
- Tamarack part
- Place for a tire swing
- Treehouse underpinning
- Arm or leg
- An arm or a leg
- Life's partner
- Life partner
- Tree branch
- Bird's perch
- It comes out of a trunk
- Bird perch
- Flipper, e.g.
- Life partner?
- Tire swing supporter
- Trunk attachment
- What a do-it-yourself swing may hang from
- Birdhouse locale
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Limb \Limb\, v. t.
To supply with limbs. [R.]
To dismember; to tear off the limbs of.
Limb \Limb\, n. [L. limbus border. Cf. Limbo, Limbus.] A border or edge, in certain special uses.
(Bot.) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade.
(Astron.) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon.
The graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles.
Limb \Limb\ (l[i^]m), n. [OE. lim, AS. lim; akin to Icel. limr limb, lim branch of a tree, Sw. & Dan. lem limb; cf. also AS. li[eth], OHG. lid, gilid, G. glied, Goth. li[thorn]us. Cf. Lith, Limber.]
A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.
An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal.
A second Hector for his grim aspect, And large proportion of his strong-knit limbs.
A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.
That little limb of the devil has cheated the gallows.
--Sir W. Scott.
An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
Limb of the law, a lawyer or an officer of the law. [Colloq.]
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"part or member," Old English lim "limb, joint, main branch of a tree," from Proto-Germanic *limu- (cognates: Old Norse limr "limb," lim "small branch of a tree"), a variant of *liþu- (source of Old English liþ, Old Frisian lith, Old Norse liðr, Gothic liþus "a limb;" and with prefix ga-, source of German Glied "limb, member"), from PIE root *lei- "to bend, be movable, be nimble." The parasitic -b began to appear late 1500s for no etymological reason (perhaps by influence of limb (n.2)). In Old and Middle English, and until lately in dialects, it could mean "any visible body part."The lymmes of generacion were shewed manyfestly. [Caxton, "The subtyl historyes and fables of Esope, Auyan, Alfonce, and Poge," 1484]Hence, limb-lifter "fornicator" (1570s). To go out on a limb in figurative sense "enter a risky situation" is from 1897. Life and limb in reference to the body inclusively is from c.1200.
late 14c., "edge of a quadrant or other instrument," from Latin limbus "border, hem, fringe, edge," of uncertain origin. Klein suggests cognate with Sanskrit lambate "hangs down," and English limp. But Tucker writes that "the sense appears to be that of something which twists, goes round, or binds ... not of something which hangs loose," and suggests cognates in Lithuanian linta "ribbon," Old Norse linnr "whether." Astronomical sense of "edge of the disk of a heavenly body" first attested 1670s.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing). 2 A branch of a tree. 3 (lb en archery) The part of the bow, from the handle to the tip. 4 (lb en botany) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal or sepal; blade. 5 (lb en astronomy) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun or moon. 6 The graduated margin of an arc or circle in an instrument for measuring angles. 7 An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock. 8 A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else. vb. 1 To remove the limbs from an animal or tree. 2 To supply with limbs. Etymology 2
n. 1 (context astronomy English) The apparent visual edge of a celestial body. 2 (context on a measuring instrument English) The graduated edge of a circle or arc.
n. one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree [syn: tree branch]
(astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet
either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; "the upper limb of the bow"
the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; "the limb of the sextant"
Limb is a compilation album Foetus, released on May 15, 2009 by Ectopic Ents. Limb collects out-of-print and previously unreleased instrumental tracks from the early days of Foetus (Thirlwell's instrumental tracks would later be released under the names Steroid Maximus and Manorexia). Limb is packaged with a DVD featuring Clément Tuffreau's NYC Foetus documentary about Thirlwell's life in New York, along with several live performances of Thirlwell's ensembles and commissioned music.
Limb can refer to:
- Limb (anatomy), an appendage of a human or animal
- Limb Music, a record label
- Limb, in astronomy, the apparent border or edge of the disk of a celestial body ( star, planet, etc.), as in lunar limb, limb darkening, atmospheric limb sounding, etc. See also: horizon.
- Limb, a large or main branch of a tree
- Limb, in a measuring instrument, the graduated edge of a circle or arc
- Limb, in botany, the border or upper spreading part of a sympetallous corolla, or of a petal or sepal
- Limbs, in archery, the upper and lower working parts of the bow, also see recurve bow
- "Limbs", a song by Emma Pollock from her 2007 album Watch the Fireworks
- Limb in law: a limb constitutes a ground for appeal, an argument
A limb (from the Old English lim), or extremity, is a jointed, or prehensile (as octopus arms or new world monkey tails), appendage of the human or other animal body. In the human body, the upper and lower limbs are commonly called the arms and the legs.
Most animals use limbs for locomotion, such as walking, running, or climbing. Some animals can use their front limbs (or upper limbs in humans) to carry and manipulate objects. Some animals can also use hind limbs for manipulation.
Human legs and feet are specialized for two-legged locomotion – most other mammals walk and run on all four limbs. Human arms are weaker, but very mobile allowing us to reach at a wide range of distances and angles, and end in specialized hands capable of grasping and fine manipulation of objects.
Usage examples of "limb".
Had scarce burst forth, when from afar The ministers of misrule sent, Seized upon Lionel, and bore His chained limbs to a dreary tower, In the midst of a city vast and wide.
And he saw her afar as leaves in the winds of autumn, and in winter as a star upon a hill, but a chain was upon his limbs.
Through the gnarled limbs Aganippe saw two great rounded folds of earth, with a dark cleft between them, topped by a tuft of trees and brush.
It breathed and blew bubbles and occasionally caressed an agate or two with its prehensile limbs.
If you got the power, or know somebody that does, you can be ageless, nearly immortal, just about never get sick, grow back lost limbs, even, under certain circumstances, be brought back from the dead.
Juss, enforcing his half frozen limbs to resume the ascent, beheld a sight of woe too terrible for the eye: a young man, helmed and graithed in dark iron, a black-a-moor with goggle-eyes and white teeth agrin, who held by the neck a fair young lady kneeling on her knees and clasping his as in supplication, and he most bloodily brandishing aloft his spear of six foot of length as minded to reave her of her life.
Apart from running miles all over the place, we had long periods of PT down on the rain-swept prom with the wind cutting in from the sea on I ALL THYNGS WISE AND WONDERFUL133 our goose-pimpled limbs.
Whether or not her concerns had been allayed, she set about her work without further delay, and in short order, a feeling of well-being suffused my limbs.
That seemed to satisfy Amir in some obscure manner and he kissed each of her knees then placed his mouth to the soft muscle inside each limb and fiercely suckled and bit, leaving a bold mark like a brand on each.
Most terrible of all were the octopoid creatures, reconjoined in a blasphemous, crawling chaos of tentacles, claws, human and amphibian limbs, human heads protruding like cancerous growths from their rubbery flesh.
Angell and Elsner in March, 1895, reported a case of anencephaly, or rather pseudencephaly, associated with double divergent strabismus and limbs in a state of constant spastic contraction.
Instantly armatures popped out from every direction, metal limbs swinging into place.
The guilty wretch was fastened to two trees forcibly drawn towards each other, and his limbs were torn asunder by their sudden separation.
He stirred his limbs in the thick, gold liquid, found that he had less mobility than an embryo, that his fingers had turned to fins, that his muscles had atrophied to weak rags, and that this pain was the true medium and placental fluid of the universe.
With the horned moon hooked round the topmost limb, And the owl awatch on the branch below, What is the song of the winds that blow Through your boughs so mysteriously?