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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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How to use limb in a sentence?

  1. Ross Garber:

    The judge's decision creates some issues for Bolton. Combine that with a Bill Barr-run Justice Department Bill Barr-run hasn't been shy about going out on a limb, if I were Bolton or his lawyer, that would be of great concern. The judge gave some air cover for criminal charges.

  2. Daniel Domenech:

    I think the best guideline we can give school districts is to always go back to the issue of the safety of the students uppermost, if the safety of a student's involved and you are not necessarily sure whether the district has the authority to do it or not, well, you know what, go out on a limb at that point, because if you are talking about saving a student's life then you'd rather be safe than sorry.

  3. Max Lieblich:

    The thought of giving up blackboards makes me feel very sad inside, I'm not going to lie, it's not like losing a limb, but it would make the texture of life very different.

  4. Clay Roberts:

    I have heard of people having the wrong limb removed but hospitals aren't supposed to throw them away.

  5. Harald Ott:

    What's important is to eventually let that limb become functional again.

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