Definition of "limbo" []

  • Roman Catholic Church The abode of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls, as those of infants or virtuous individuals who lived before the coming of Christ. (noun)
  • A region or condition of oblivion or neglect: Management kept her promotion in limbo for months. (noun)
  • A state or place of confinement. (noun)
  • An intermediate place or state. (noun)
  • A West Indian dance in which the dancers keep bending over backward and passing under a pole that is lowered slightly each time. (noun)
  • The supposed abode of infants dying without baptism and the just who died before Christ (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.

  • An imaginary place for lost, forgotten, or unwanted persons or things (noun)
  • An unknown intermediate place or condition between two extremes (noun)
  • A prison or confinement (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "limbo" in a sentence
  • "And outside of Congress another race that remains in limbo is the contest for chairman of the Republican National Committee."
  • "Edwards was in limbo from the time former team president"
  • "My comment, while in limbo, is accessible here at the lagoon. jayackroyd"