(noun, verb)


1. one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

Definition categories: body, appendage, extremity, member

2. any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree

Definition categories: plant, branch

3. (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet

Definition categories: location, border, edge

4. either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip

- the upper limb of the bow

Definition categories: man–made, part, portion

5. the graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles

- the limb of the sextant

Definition categories: man–made, arc

6. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

Similar word(s): arm, branch

Definition categories: man–made, projection

Sentences with limb as a noun:

- solar limb


1. To remove the limbs from an animal or tree.

- They limbed the felled trees before cutting them into logs.

2. To supply with limbs.