Definition of Limb

1. Noun. One of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper.

Specialized synonyms: Hind Limb, Hindlimb, Forelimb, Flipper, Leg, Crus, Leg, Thigh, Arm, Cubitus, Forearm
Generic synonyms: Appendage, Extremity, Member
Terms within: Stump, Extremity
Group relationships: Appendicular Skeleton

2. Noun. Any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree.
Exact synonyms: Tree Branch
Group relationships: Tree
Generic synonyms: Branch
Specialized synonyms: Stick, Bough

3. Noun. (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet.
Category relationships: Astronomy, Uranology
Generic synonyms: Border, Edge

4. Noun. Either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip. "The upper limb of the bow"
Group relationships: Bow
Generic synonyms: Part, Portion

5. Noun. The graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles. "The limb of the sextant"
Group relationships: Octant, Sextant
Generic synonyms: Arc

6. Noun. Any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm. "A branch of the sewer"
Exact synonyms: Arm, Branch
Generic synonyms: Projection

Definition of Limb

1. n. A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.

2. v. t. To supply with limbs.

3. n. A border or edge, in certain special uses.

Definition of Limb

1. Noun. A major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing) ¹

2. Noun. A branch of a tree. ¹

3. Noun. (archery) The part of the bow, from the handle to the tip. ¹

4. Verb. To remove the limbs from an animal or tree. ¹

5. Noun. (astronomy) The apparent visual edge of a celestial body. ¹

6. Noun. (context: on a measuring instrument) The graduated edge of a circle or arc. ¹

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Definition of Limb

1. to cut off the arms or legs of [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Limb

1. A leg or arm. A branch of a tree. The upper, free, spreading portion of a corolla or perianth that is connate at the base. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Limb

limaçon of Pascal
limaçons of Pascal
limb (current term)
limb-kinetic apraxia
limb bud
limb from limb
limb lead
limb myokymia
limb of helix
limbal ring

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