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Limb meaning

limb - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.
  2. 2. An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal.
  3. 3. A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.
  4. 4. An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
  5. 5. To supply with limbs.
  6. 6. To dismember; to tear off the limbs of.
  7. 7. A border or edge, in certain special uses.
  8. 8. The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade.
  9. 9. The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon.
  10. 10. The graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles.
  11. 11. One of the extremities of the body; branch of a tree; an edge or border.

limb - examples of usage

  1. And here was this great limb of fire already stretching out behind him. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. I thought he was dead, but he spoke to me and told me where to cut the limb. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  3. For the limb the procedure is a repetition of that just described. - "Special Report on Diseases of Cattle", U.S. Department of Agriculture J.R. Mohler.
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