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1. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle.

Synonyms

  • fibula
  • thigh
  • genu valgum
  • human foot
  • tibia
  • genu varum
  • shinbone
  • tibialis muscle
  • vena saphena
  • shin bone
  • calf bone
  • peg
  • shin
  • shank
  • articulatio talocruralis
  • physical structure
  • foot
  • knee
  • stick
  • bowleg
  • limb
  • ankle
  • nervus saphenus
  • saphenous vein
  • sciatic nerve
  • bandyleg
  • tibial vein
  • crus
  • vena tibialis
  • tibia valga
  • peroneal vein
  • shank's mare
  • musculus tibialis
  • organic structure
  • shanks' pony
  • human knee
  • saphenous nerve
  • shanks' mare
  • shank's pony
  • body
  • tibialis
  • pes
  • pin
  • spindleshanks
  • bow leg
  • knock-knee
  • nervus ischiadicus
  • leg bone
  • articulatio genus
  • bandy leg
  • ankle joint
  • knee joint
  • spindlelegs
  • vena peroneus
  • mortise joint
  • tibia vara
  • genu

Antonyms

  • unpin
  • fat person
  • forbid
  • disallow

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)

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Words that Rhyme with Leg

  • imreg
  • kreg
  • gregg
  • greg
  • cregg
  • vegh
  • tegge
  • segue
  • reg
  • pegg
  • peg
  • neg
  • meg
  • kegg
  • keg
  • hegge
  • hegg
  • gegg
  • begg
  • beg
  • egge
  • egg

Example sentences of the word leg


1. Adjective
Over all, most bone cancer tumors usually grow in the dog's leg bones.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Lift your right hip until your right leg straightens and you lengthen your reach toward the ceiling.

3. Verb, 3rd person singular present
Simultaneously lift your left leg up toward the ceiling.

Quotes containing the word leg


1. The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
- Thomas Jefferson

2. Interviewer: 'So Frank, you have long hair. Does that make you a woman?'Frank Zappa: 'You have a wooden leg. Does that make you a table?
- Frank Zappa

3. I could tell by their audible gasps that the people on the beach were jealous of me when I found five shark's teeth. Locating them wasn't really the problem, but pulling them out of my leg was.
- Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me

2. leg-pulling

noun. as a joke: trying to make somebody believe something that is not true.

Synonyms

  • jest
  • leg-pull
  • joke

3. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion.

Synonyms

  • limb
  • pedal extremity
  • vertebrate foot
  • prehensor

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • invalidate
  • negate
  • disprove

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)

4. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] one of the supports for a piece of furniture.

Synonyms

  • cot
  • spinning wheel
  • support
  • camp bed
  • four-poster
  • tripod
  • grand piano
  • chair
  • grand
  • hospital bed

Antonyms

  • breakableness
  • solidity
  • unbreakableness
  • softness

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)

5. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] a part of a forked or branching shape.

Synonyms

  • branch
  • bifurcation
  • subfigure
  • crotch
  • ramification
  • fork
  • furcation
  • brachium

Antonyms

  • poor
  • undignified
  • unimpressive
  • lowborn

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)

6. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack.

Synonyms

  • distance

Antonyms

  • subtract
  • head

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)

7. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg.

Synonyms

  • pant leg
  • cuff
  • foot
  • knee
  • pant
  • trouser leg
  • turnup
  • cloth covering

Antonyms

  • dislodge
  • travel
  • move
  • fit

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)

8. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg.

Synonyms

  • prosthesis
  • prosthetic device
  • wooden leg
  • peg

Antonyms

  • porosity
  • thickness
  • thin
  • hardness

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)

9. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] the limb of an animal used for food.

Synonyms

  • leg of lamb
  • ham hock
  • gigot
  • cut of meat

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • take
  • inactivity
  • ignoble

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)

10. leg

noun. ['ˈlɛg'] a section or portion of a journey or course.

Synonyms

  • journey
  • journeying
  • traveling
  • stage
  • travel
  • travelling

Antonyms

  • destabilize
  • destabilise
  • detach
  • artifact

Etymology

  • leg (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • leggr (Old Norse)
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