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Synonyms for limb

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. limb(noun)

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

    arm, tree branch, branch

  2. limb, tree branch(noun)

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

    arm, tree branch, branch

  3. limb(noun)

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

    arm, tree branch, branch

  4. limb(noun)

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

    "the upper limb of the bow"

    arm, tree branch, branch

  5. limb(noun)

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

    "the limb of the sextant"

    arm, tree branch, branch

  6. arm, branch, limb(noun)

    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"

    branch, offset, weapon, sleeve, tree branch, leg, weapon system, offshoot, ramification, arm, subdivision, outgrowth

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. limb(n.)


  2. limb(n.)

    branch, bough

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. limb(n)

    branch, bough

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "limb":

    lamina, member, limbo, branch, leg

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  1. limb

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How to use limb in a sentence?

  1. Thorvaldur Ingvarsson:

    Our ultimate goal is to replace the function of the lost limb, and we've been doing so step-by-step and doing very well. However, as our technology move on - you have sensors for muscles, you're able to replace function by the new mind-controlled prosthetics - the next step might be to get sensing from the environment so you have a feedback loop.

  2. Damion Corrigan:

    It's not just saving lives, a lot of people who survive sepsis suffer life changing effects, including limb loss, kidney failure and post-traumatic stress disorder, the test could stop a lot of suffering.

  3. Raul Grijalva:

    The unaccompanied minors seeking shelter here risked life and limb to escape violence and poverty in Central America, too often, they find themselves exposed to new threats of discrimination and sexual assault once they’re here. These attacks are completely preventable with adequate protections, and HHS has the moral responsibility to ensure those precautions are in place.

  4. Frank Scully:

    Why not go out on a limb Isn't that where the fruit is

  5. The CDC:

    In addition to weakness, common symptoms at clinical evaluation were gait difficulty( 52 %), neck or back pain( 47 %), fever( 35 %), and limb pain( 34 %), overall, 98 % of patients were hospitalized, 54 % were admitted to an intensive care unit, and 23 % required endotracheal intubation and mechanical ventilation.

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