limbs Definition

an arm, leg, or wing; a large tree branch.

Using limbs: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "limbs" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He lost the use of his limbs in a car accident.

  • Example

    The bird flapped its wings and took off into the sky.

  • Example

    The tree's limbs were heavy with fruit.

  • Example

    She stretched her limbs after sitting for hours.

limbs Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for limbs

Phrases with limbs

  • in a vulnerable or unsupported position


    I'm going out on a limb here, but I think we should invest in the new project.

  • violently or thoroughly


    If he catches you, he'll tear you limb from limb.

  • a large branch of a tree


    The storm knocked down several tree limbs in our yard.


Summary: limbs in Brief

The term 'limbs' [lɪmz] refers to arms, legs, or wings, as well as large branches of trees. It is used in phrases like 'out on a limb,' meaning in a vulnerable position, and 'limb from limb,' meaning violently or thoroughly. Examples include 'He lost the use of his limbs in a car accident,' and 'The tree's limbs were heavy with fruit.'