1 one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
2 any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree [syn: tree branch]
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 an arm; "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer" [syn: arm, branch]
major appendage of human or animal
- Czech: končetina
Etymology 2From limbus, "border".
- To remove the limbs of an animal or tree.
Limb can have many meanings.
- From the Latin limbus:
- In a measuring instrument, the graduated edge of a circle or arc.
- In astronomy, designates the border or outermost edge of the apparent disk of a celestial body such as that due to limb darkening.
- In botany, designates the border or upper spreading part of a sympetallous corolla or of a petal or sepal.
- Limb Music, a record label.
- an acronym for Look In (your) Mail Box
Scientifically limb is a part of a tree or plant that is located by the petal, stepal, and the stem.
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