Limb
Limb Limb, n. [L. limbus border. Cf. {Limbo}, {Limbus}.] A border or edge, in certain special uses. (a) (Bot.) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade. (b) (Astron.) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon. (c) The graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles. [1913 Webster]

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  • limb — LIMB, limburi, s.n. 1. Partea lată (şi verde) a frunzei, legată de ramură (sau de tulpină) prin codiţă. 2. Marginea gradată a scării unui instrument topografic de măsură. 3. Navă folosită la limbare. – Din fr. limbe, germ. Limbus. Trimis de… …   Dicționar Român

  • limb — [lım] n [: Old English; Origin: lim] 1.) out on a limb alone and without help or support ▪ All the other countries signed the agreement, leaving Britain out on a limb. ▪ He d gone out on a limb (=taken a risk) to help us. 2.) an arm or leg 3.) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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}.] 1. A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Limb — can have many meanings. ten thousand to be precise.*from the Old English lim : **Limb (anatomy), a limb is a jointed or prehensile appendage of the human or animal body **a large or main branch of a tree. **In social structure, a representative,… …   Wikipedia

  • limb — [ lım ] noun count ** 1. ) an arm or a leg: She rested her tired, aching limbs. an artificial limb 2. ) a large branch on a tree 3. ) a part of something that sticks out out on a limb in a position where you have no support from other people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • limb — ► NOUN 1) an arm, leg, or wing. 2) a large branch of a tree. 3) a projecting part of a structure, object, or natural feature. ● life and limb Cf. ↑life and limb ● out on a limb Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • limb — limb1 [lim] n. [with unhistoric b < ME lim < OE, akin to ON limr, limb < IE base * (e)lei , to bend > EL(BOW)] 1. a part that extends from the trunk of a body, as an arm, leg, or wing 2. a large branch of a tree 3. any projecting part …   English World dictionary

  • Limb — Limb, v. t. 1. To supply with limbs. [R.] Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. To dismember; to tear off the limbs of. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • limb — lȉmb m <N mn ovi> DEFINICIJA 1. rel. prekogrobno boravište starozavjetnih pravednika i umrle nekrštene djece 2. tehn. rub s ucrtanom stupanjskom skalom, sprava za mjerenje kutova 3. astron. obod nebeskih tijela ETIMOLOGIJA lat. limbus:… …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • limb — bough, branch, *shoot …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

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