Definition of Leg

1. Noun. A human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle.

2. Noun. A structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion.
Specialized synonyms: Prehensor, Animal Leg
Generic synonyms: Limb
Terms within: Pedal Extremity, Vertebrate Foot
Derivative terms: Leggy

3. Noun. One of the supports for a piece of furniture.

4. Noun. A part of a forked or branching shape. "He broke off one of the branches"
Exact synonyms: Branch, Ramification
Generic synonyms: Subfigure
Group relationships: Forking, Furcation
Specialized synonyms: Bifurcation, Brachium, Crotch, Fork
Derivative terms: Branch, Branchy, Ramify, Ramify

5. Noun. The limb of an animal used for food.
Generic synonyms: Cut, Cut Of Meat
Specialized synonyms: Ham Hock, Gigot, Leg Of Lamb

6. Noun. A prosthesis that replaces a missing leg.
Exact synonyms: Peg, Pegleg, Wooden Leg
Generic synonyms: Prosthesis, Prosthetic Device

7. Noun. A cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg.
Generic synonyms: Cloth Covering
Terms within: Cuff, Turnup, Foot, Knee
Specialized synonyms: Pant Leg, Trouser Leg
Group relationships: Pant, Trouser
Derivative terms: Leggy

8. Noun. (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack.
Category relationships: Navigation, Sailing, Seafaring
Generic synonyms: Distance, Length

9. Noun. A section or portion of a journey or course. "Then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
Exact synonyms: Stage
Generic synonyms: Travel, Traveling, Travelling
Group relationships: Journey, Journeying
Specialized synonyms: Fare-stage

Definition of Leg

1. n. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.

2. v. t. To use as a leg, with it as object

3. n. Either side of a triangle of a triangle as distinguished from the base or, in a right triangle, from the hypotenuse; also, an indefinitely extending branch of a curve, as of a hyperbola.

Definition of Leg

1. Noun. The lower limb of a human being or animal that extends from the groin to the ankle. ¹

2. Noun. (anatomy) The portion of the lower appendage of a human that extends from the knee to the ankle. ¹

3. Noun. A part of garment, such as a pair of trousers/pants, that covers a leg. ¹

4. Noun. A stage of a journey, race etc. ¹

5. Noun. (nautical) A distance that a sailing vessel does without changing the sails from one side to the other. ¹

6. Noun. (nautical) One side of a multiple-sided (often triangular) course in a sailing race. ¹

7. Noun. (sports) A single game or match played in a tournament or other sporting contest. ¹

8. Noun. One of the two sides of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse. ¹

9. Noun. A rod-like protrusion from an inanimate object, supporting it from underneath. ¹

10. Noun. (context: usually used in plural) evidence, the ability of a thing or idea to stick around or persist ¹

11. Verb. To put a series of three or more options strikes into the stock market. ¹

12. Verb. To remove the legs from an animal carcass. ¹

13. Verb. To build legs onto a platform or stage for support. ¹

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Definition of Leg

1. to move with the legs (appendages that serve as a means of support and locomotion) [v LEGGED, LEGGING, LEGS]

Medical Definition of Leg

1. 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; especially, that part of the limb between the knee and foot. 2. That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests; as, the leg of a table; the leg of pair of compasses or dividers. 3. The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers. 4. A bow, especially. In the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing. "He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks for a favor he never received." (Fuller) 5. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg. 6. The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks. 7. An extension of the boiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; called also water leg. 8. The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets. 9. A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter. A good leg, to have speed. To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to be independent. Origin: Icel. Leggr; akin to Dan. Laeg calf of the leg, Sw. Lagg. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Leg

leg (current term)
leg-of-mutton sleeve
leg before wicket
leg before wickets
leg bone
leg bones

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