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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - PRONUNCIATION
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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /lɪm/ * Rhymes: -ɪm * Homophones: limn, Lymm

  • IPA(key): /lɪm/
  • Rhymes: -ɪm
  • Homophones: limn, Lymm

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _lim_, from Old English _lim_ (“limb, branch”), from Proto-Germanic _*limuz_ (“branch, limb”). Cognate with Old Norse _limr_ (“limb”). The silent _-b_ began to appear in the late 1500s. NOUN LIMB (_plural_ LIMBS) * A major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing). * 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, _Nobody_, chapter I: Three chairs of the steamer type, all maimed, comprised the furniture of this roof-garden, with […] on one of the copings a row of four red clay flower-pots filled with sun-baked dust from which gnarled and rusty stalks thrust themselves up like withered elfin LIMBS. * A branch of a tree. * (archery) The part of the bow, from the handle to the tip. * (botany) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal or sepal; blade. * (astronomy) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun or moon. * The graduated margin of an arc or circle in an instrument for measuring angles. * An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock. * A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else. * Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832) That little LIMB of the devil has cheated the gallows. DERIVED TERMS * go out on a limb TRANSLATIONS VERB LIMB (_third-person singular simple present_ LIMBS, _present participle_ LIMBING, _simple past and past participle_ LIMBED) * To remove the limbs from an animal or tree. _They LIMBED the felled trees before cutting them into logs._ * To supply with limbs. * Henry D. Thoreau, _Walden_: _Man was not made so large LIMBED and robust but that he must seek to narrow his world and wall in a space such as fitted him._ (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?) SYNONYMS * delimb TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English lim, from Old English lim (limb, branch), from Proto-Germanic *limuz (branch, limb). Cognate with Old Norse limr (limb). The silent -b began to appear in the late 1500s.

Noun

limb (plural limbs)

  1. A major appendage of human or animal, used for locomotion (such as an arm, leg or wing).
  2. A branch of a tree.
  3. (archery) The part of the bow, from the handle to the tip.
  4. (botany) The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal or sepal; blade.
  5. (astronomy) The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun or moon.
  6. The graduated margin of an arc or circle in an instrument for measuring angles.
  7. An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
  8. A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.
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Verb

limb (third-person singular simple present limbs, present participle limbing, simple past and past participle limbed)

  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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Milton to this entry?)
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Latin _limbus_, "border". NOUN LIMB (_plural_ LIMBS) * (astronomy) The apparent visual edge of a celestial body. _solar limb_ * (on a measuring instrument) The graduated edge of a circle or arc. TRANSLATIONS

From Latin limbus, "border".

Noun

limb (plural limbs)

  1. (astronomy) The apparent visual edge of a celestial body.
    solar limb
  2. (on a measuring instrument) The graduated edge of a circle or arc.
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