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Definition 1: any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where limb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the arm of the record player
  • an arm of the sea
  • a branch of the sewer

Synonyms for limb in the sense of this definition

(limb is a kind of ...) any structure that branches out from a central support

Definition 2: the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where limb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the limb of the sextant

(limb is a kind of ...) a continuous portion of a circle

(... is part of limb) a measuring instrument for measuring angles to a celestial body; similar to a sextant but with 45 degree calibration

(... is part of limb) a measuring instrument for measuring the angular distance between celestial objects; resembles an octant

Definition 3: either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where limb or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the upper limb of the bow

(limb is a kind of ...) something less than the whole of a human artifact

"the rear part of the house" "glue the two parts together"

(... is part of limb) a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow

Definition 4: one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper - [noun denoting body]

(limb is a kind of ...) an external body part that projects from the body

"it is important to keep the extremities warm"

(... is a kind of limb ) a posterior appendage such as a leg or the homologous structure in other animals

(... is a kind of limb ) the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist

(... is a kind of limb ) the arm from the elbow to the fingertips

(... is a kind of limb ) a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb

(... is a kind of limb ) the part of the leg between the hip and the knee

(... is a kind of limb ) a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion

(... is a kind of limb ) the leg from the knee to foot

(... is a kind of limb ) a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle

(... is a kind of limb ) the flat broad limb of aquatic animals specialized for swimming

(... is a kind of limb ) the front limb (or the homologous structure in other animals, such as a flipper or wing)

(limb is a part of ...) the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

(limb is a part of ...) that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

(... is part of limb) the part of the skeleton that includes the pectoral girdle and the pelvic girdle and the upper and lower limbs

Definition 5: (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet - [noun denoting location]

(limb is a kind of ...) the boundary of a surface

(limb belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies celestial bodies and the universe as a whole

Definition 6: any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for limb in the sense of this definition

(limb is a kind of ...) a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

(... is a kind of limb ) a small thin branch of a tree

(... is a kind of limb ) any of the larger branches of a tree

(... is part of limb) a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms

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