- limblimb1 [lim]n.[with unhistoric -b < ME lim < OE, akin to ON limr, limb < IE base * (e)lei-, to bend > EL(BOW)]1. a part that extends from the trunk of a body, as an arm, leg, or wing2. a large branch of a tree3. any projecting part forming an outgrowth or extension from a larger body4. a person or thing regarded as a branch, part, agent, or representative [a policeman is a limb of the law]5. [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] a naughty childvt.Rare to dismember; disjointto dismember; disjoint——————☆ out on a limbInformal in a precarious or vulnerable position or situationlimblessadj.limb2 [lim]n.[Fr limbe, orig., limbo < ML(Ec) limbus < L: see LIMBO1]1. a border, margin, or edge2. Astron. the apparent outer edge of a celestial object3. Bot. the spreading outer portion of the corolla of certain flowers
English World dictionary. V. Neufeldt. 2014.