What is limb?

  • (noun): One of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper.
    See also — Additional definitions below


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Some articles on limb:

Limbé, Nord
... Limbé (Creole Lenbe) is a municipality in the Limbé Arrondissement, in the Nord Department of Haiti ... The arrondissement du Limbé (borough of Limbé) includes two communes Limbé and Bas-Limbé (Low-Limbé) ... The commune du Limbé includes seven rural sections Tanmas (1st), Haut-Limbé, Souffrieres, Ravine-des-Roches, 4th or Simalo, Camp-Coq and 8th section (near the town of ...
Lunar Limb
... The lunar limb is the edge of the visible surface of the Moon as viewed from Earth ... The irregularity of the lunar limb is the cause of Baily's beads — beads of sunlight that shine through in some places, and not in others, during a solar eclipse ... The contrast of a brightly illuminated limb against a black sky makes it a popular target when testing telescope and binocular optics ...
... Limb can refer to Limb (anatomy), an appendage of a human or animal Limb (astronomy) The outer edge of the apparent disk of as celestial body ... Limb darkening, in astronomy, the appearance of the border of the disk of a celestial body Limb Music, a record label Limb, a large or main branch of a tree Limb, in a measuring ...
Limb Restraint
... Limb restraints are physical restraints that are applied to a person's arms or legs ... The application of limb restraints on both arms and legs at once is sometimes known as a four-point restraint ... As a medical restraint, limb restraints are soft, padded cuffs which are applied to a patient to prevent the patient from causing harm to him/herself or to ...
Limbé Arrondissement
... Limbé (Creole Lenbe) is an arrondissement in the Nord Department of Haiti ... Postal codes in the Limbé Arrondissement start with the number 16 ... The arondissement consists of the following municipalities Limbé Bas-Limbé ...

More definitions of "limb":

  • (noun): Any projection that is thought to resemble an arm.
    Synonyms: arm, branch
  • (noun): The graduated arc that is attached to an instrument for measuring angles.
    Example: "The limb of the sextant"
  • (noun): Either of the two halves of a bow from handle to tip.
    Example: "The upper limb of the bow"
  • (noun): Any of the main branches arising from the trunk or a bough of a tree.
    Synonyms: tree branch
  • (noun): (astronomy) the circumferential edge of the apparent disc of the sun or the moon or a planet.

Famous quotes containing the word limb:

    ... our great-grandmothers were prudes. The reason why they talked so much about their souls, I fancy, is that there was hardly a limb or a feature of the human body that they thought it proper to mention.
    Katharine Fullerton Gerould (1879–1944)

    should some limb of the devil
    Destroy the view by cutting down an ash
    That shades the road, or setting up a cottage
    Planned in a government office, shorten his life,
    Manacle his soul upon the Red Sea bottom.
    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)

    You really were a panther, a wild-cat,
    who tore me limb from limb;
    my thanks for that.
    Hilda Doolittle (1886–1961)