Definition of "limb" []

  • One of the larger branches of a tree. (noun)
  • One of the jointed appendages of an animal, such as an arm, leg, wing, or flipper, used for locomotion or grasping. (noun)
  • An extension or a projecting part, as of a building or mountain range. (noun)
  • One that is considered to be an extension, member, or representative of a larger body or group. (noun)
  • Informal An impish child. (noun)
  • An arm or leg, or the analogous part on an animal, such as a wing (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Any of the main branches of a tree (noun)
  • A branching or projecting section or member; extension (noun)
  • A person or thing considered to be a member, part, or agent of a larger group or thing (noun)
  • A mischievous child (esp in limb of Satan or limb of the devil) (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "limb" in a sentence
  • "All this could Carlo do — make, unmake me; … and join me limb to limb…."
  • "Both bones below his knee are broken, and the limb is bent unnaturally inward."
  • "But if the limb is nominally functional, then I really have to say that I question the logic behind its removal."