limb

  • 1 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… …

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  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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,… …

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  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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

  • 9 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 10 LIMB US — (лат.), кайма, край. Этим термином в анатомии пользуются для обозначения 1) свободного снабженного ячейками края для корней зубов зубного отростка верхней и нижней челюстей (pars, s. proces sus alveolaris maxillae et mandibulae) limbus… …

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  • 11 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:… …

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  • 12 limb — bough, branch, *shoot …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 13 limb — [n] appendage arm, bough, branch, extension, extremity, fin, gam*, leg, lobe, member, offshoot, part, pin, pinion, process, projection, spray, sprig, spur, stem, switch, unit, wheel, wing; concepts 392,428 …

    New thesaurus

  • 14 limb — {{11}}limb (n.1) part or member, O.E. lim limb, joint, main branch of a tree, from P.Gmc. *limu (Cf. O.N. limr limb, lim small branch of a tree ), a variant of *liþu (Cf. O.E. liþ, O.Fris. lith, O.N. liðr, Goth. liþus …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 15 limb — [[t]lɪ̱m[/t]] limbs 1) N COUNT: usu pl Your limbs are your arms and legs. She would be able to stretch out her cramped limbs and rest for a few hours. 2) N COUNT The limbs of a tree are its branches. [LITERARY] This entire rickety structure was… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 limb — 01. The child lost a [limb] in an accident while playing on the train tracks. 02. A couple of large [limbs] fell off the tree during the storm. 03. If injured, a starfish can actually grow back a lost [limb]. 04. He lost all feeling in his… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 limb */*/ — UK [lɪm] / US noun [countable] Word forms limb : singular limb plural limbs 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 • tear/rip someone limb from …

    English dictionary

  • 18 limb — 1. n. 1 any of the projecting parts of a person s or animal s body used for contact or movement. 2 a large branch of a tree. 3 a branch of a cross. 4 a spur of a mountain. 5 a clause of a sentence. Phrases and idioms: out on a limb 1 isolated,… …

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  • 19 LIMB — Limb3 PHP Web Application Framework Тип CMF Написана на PHP Операционная система Кроссплатформенное программное обеспечение Последняя версия …

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  • 20 limb — noun (C) 1 out on a limb alone and without help or support: All the other EU governments have signed the agreement, leaving Britain out on a limb. | go out on a limb (=take a risk) 2 an arm or leg 3 a large branch of a tree 4 strong limbed/long… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English