Definition of LIMB

noun : LIMB

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper ;

  • 3. (

    ) (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet ;

  • 4. (

    ) either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; "the upper limb of the bow" ;

  • 5. (

    ) the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; "the limb of the sextant" ;

  • 6. (

    ) any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer" ;


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