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    limb

    limb - Dictionary definition and meaning for word limb

    Definition
    (noun) one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper Definition
    (noun) any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree
    Synonyms : tree branch
    Definition
    (noun) (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet Definition
    (noun) either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip
    Example Sentence
    • the upper limb of the bow
    Definition
    (noun) the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles
    Example Sentence
    • the limb of the sextant
    Definition
    (noun) any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    Synonyms : arm , branch
    Example Sentence
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer
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