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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)

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.

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."