limb


limb
noun
ADJECTIVE
long
short
slender, thin
flailing

Two arms reached around her flailing limbs.

powerful, strong
bare, naked
broken, injured
sore
stiff

I eased my stiff limbs into the hot bath.

tired, weary (esp. BrE)
amputated, severed
missing

The missing limb did not lessen the quality of the cat's life.

artificial, prosthetic
phantom

sensations felt in phantom limbs after amputation

lower, upper
hind

The animal is able to stand up on its hind limbs.

VERB + LIMB
amputate, sever
lose

people who have lost limbs in battle

stretch

I stretched my limbs lazily as I sat up.

LIMB + NOUN
development, growth
amputation

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  • 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

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  • 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… …   Большая медицинская энциклопедия

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