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Definition of Limb

Limb

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

Limb Quotations

You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.
Will Rogers

First I shake the whole Apple tree, that the ripest might fall. Then I climb the tree and shake each limb, and then each branch and then each twig, and then I look under each leaf.
Martin Luther

The painter who is familiar with the nature of the sinews, muscles, and tendons, will know very well, in giving movement to a limb, how many and which sinews cause it; and which muscle, by swelling, causes the contraction of that sinew; and which sinews, expanded into the thinnest cartilage, surround and support the said muscle.
Leonardo da Vinci

As a producer, sitting on the other side of the desk, I have never once had an agent go out on a limb for his client and fight for him. I've never heard one say, 'No, just a minute! This is the actor you should use.' They will always say, 'You don't like him? I've got somebody else.' They're totally spineless.
Orson Welles

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.
Robert Southey
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Limb Translations

limb in Afrikaans is lid
limb in Danish is medlem
limb in Dutch is lid, lidmaat
limb in French is membre
limb in German is Glied
limb in Italian is membro
limb in Norwegian is lem
limb in Portuguese is membro
limb in Spanish is miembro

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