Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun limb

6 senses of limb

Sense 1
limb -- (one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper)
       => extremity, appendage, member -- (an external body part that projects from the body; "it is important to keep the extremities warm")

Sense 2
limb, tree branch -- (any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree)
       => branch -- (a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant)

Sense 3
limb -- ((astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet)
       => edge, border -- (the boundary of a surface)

Sense 4
limb -- (either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip; "the upper limb of the bow")
       => part, portion -- (something less than the whole of a human artifact; "the rear part of the house"; "glue the two parts together")

Sense 5
limb -- (the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles; "the limb of the sextant")
       => arc -- (a continuous portion of a circle)

Sense 6
arm, branch, limb -- (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")
       => projection -- (any structure that branches out from a central support)

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