Extremities
Extremity Ex*trem"i*ty, n.; pl. {Extremities}. [L. extremitas: cf. F. extr['e]mit['e].] 1. The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country. [1913 Webster]

They sent fleets . . . to the extremities of Ethiopia. --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) One of locomotive appendages of an animal; a limb; a leg or an arm of man. [1913 Webster]

3. The utmost point; highest degree; most aggravated or intense form. ``The extremity of bodily pain.'' --Ray. [1913 Webster]

4. The highest degree of inconvenience, pain, or suffering; greatest need or peril; extreme need; necessity. [1913 Webster]

Divers evils and extremities that follow upon such a compulsion shall here be set in view. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Upon mere extremity he summoned this last Parliament. --Milton.

Syn: Verge; border; extreme; end; termination. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Extremities — may refer to:* Extremities (play), a play by William Mastrosimone * Extremities (film), a film based on the play * limbs of the body, in medical terminology See also * Extreme …   Wikipedia

  • extremities — index confines Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • extremities — (n.) hands and feet, uttermost parts of the body, early 15c., pl. of EXTREMITY (Cf. extremity). Meaning a person s last moments is from c.1600 …   Etymology dictionary

  • Extremities — Filmdaten Deutscher Titel Extremities Produktionsland USA …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • extremities — n. limbs the lower; upper extremities * * * upper extremities [ limbs ] the lower …   Combinatory dictionary

  • extremities — ex trem·i·ty || remÉ™tɪ n. end part of a limb of the body (i.e the hand or foot); farthest or most remote part; extreme act, extraordinary act …   English contemporary dictionary

  • extremities — the hands and feet. → extremity …   English new terms dictionary

  • Extremities, Dirt & Various Repressed Emotions — Extremities, Dirt Various Repressed Emotions Extremities, Dirt Various Repressed Emotions Album par Killing Joke Sortie 1990 Enregistrement 1990 Durée 65 mn Genre(s) post punk …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Extremities, Dirt and Various Repressed Emotions — Extremities, Dirt Various Repressed Emotions Extremities, Dirt Various Repressed Emotions Album par Killing Joke Sortie 1990 Enregistrement 1990 Durée 65 mn Genre(s) post punk …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Extremities, dirt & various repressed emotions — Extremities, Dirt Various Repressed Emotions Extremities, Dirt Various Repressed Emotions Album par Killing Joke Sortie 1990 Enregistrement 1990 Durée 65 mn Genre(s) post punk …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”