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1. limb

noun. ['ˈlɪm'] one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper.

Synonyms

  • appendage
  • hind limb
  • appendicular skeleton
  • forearm
  • flipper
  • thigh
  • forelimb
  • member
  • hindlimb
  • extremity
  • stump
  • crus
  • leg
  • arm

Antonyms

  • outside
  • inside
  • middle
  • end

Etymology

  • limbus (Latin)

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  • grimm
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  • crimm
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Example sentences of the word limb


1. Adjective
Calcium deficiency can cause arthritis, broken bones and back limb paralysis.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Then, slowly allow your foot to roll forward as you transfer your full weight onto that limb.

Quotes containing the word limb


1. Reading 'Youth in Revolt' might have ruined my career because suddenly I wanted to abandon all the emotional truth of something and just go out far on a literary limb with completely implausible things that relied completely on voice and humor. And what saved me is realizing that I couldn't do that very well.
- Rob Thomas

2. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that’s the best place to hang a noose. More politicians need to be sticking their necks out for us.
- Jarod Kintz, This Book is Not FOR SALE

3. She never got a chance to fall out of love, to do it properly, slowly and thoroughly, and the result was he was like a phantom limb. Gone but still there. And like a true phantom limb, the preponderance of feelings associated with him were painful.
- Sarah Dunn

2. limb-girdle_muscular_dystrophy

noun. an autosomal recessive form of muscular dystrophy that appears anywhere from late childhood to middle age; characterized by progressive muscular weakness beginning either in the shoulder or pelvic girdle; usually progresses slowly with cardiopulmonary complications in the later stages.

Synonyms

  • autosomal recessive disease
  • dystrophy
  • autosomal recessive defect

3. limb

noun. ['ˈlɪm'] any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree.

Synonyms

  • bough
  • stick
  • tree branch
  • tree

Antonyms

  • attach
  • stay
  • unify
  • arrive

Etymology

  • limbus (Latin)

4. limb

noun. ['ˈlɪm'] any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm.

Synonyms

  • branch
  • arm

Antonyms

  • nonmember
  • ride
  • converge

Etymology

  • limbus (Latin)

5. limb

noun. ['ˈlɪm'] the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles.

Synonyms

  • octant
  • sextant

Antonyms

  • distributary
  • detach
  • unfasten

Etymology

  • limbus (Latin)

6. limb

noun. ['ˈlɪm'] either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip.

Synonyms

  • portion
  • bow

Antonyms

  • travel
  • move
  • straight line

Etymology

  • limbus (Latin)

7. limb

noun. ['ˈlɪm'] (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet.

Synonyms

  • edge

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • join

Etymology

  • limbus (Latin)
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