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Definition of limb:

  1. A border or edge, in certain special uses.
  2. A part of a tree which extends from the trunk and separates into branches and twigs; a large branch.
  3. A thing or person regarded as a part or member of, or attachment to, something else.
  4. An arm or a leg of a human being; a leg, arm, or wing of an animal.
  5. An elementary piece of the mechanism of a lock.
  6. The border or edge of the disk of a heavenly body, especially of the sun and moon.
  7. The border or upper spreading part of a monopetalous corolla, or of a petal, or sepal; blade.
  8. The graduated margin of an arc or circle, in an instrument for measuring angles.
  9. To dismember; to tear off the limbs of.
  10. To supply with limbs.

Synonyms:

subdivision, tree branch, appendage, offshoot, arm, wing, lobe, outgrowth, offset, bough, pinion, ramification, weapon, leg, sleeve, member, fin, part, branch, weapon system.

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