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Meaning of LEG

Pronunciation:  leg

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
  2. [n]  (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
  3. [n]  a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
  4. [n]  cloth covering consisting of the part of a garment that covers the leg
  5. [n]  one of the supports for a piece of furniture
  6. [n]  a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part between the knee and ankle
  7. [n]  a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion
  8. [n]  the limb of an animal used for food
  9. [n]  a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"; "they took the south fork"

LEG is a 3 letter word that starts with L.


 Synonyms: branch, fork, peg, pegleg, ramification, stage, wooden leg
 See Also: animal leg, ankle, ankle joint, articulatio genus, articulatio talocruralis, bifurcation, body, bowleg, brachium, calf bone, camp bed, chair, cloth covering, cot, crus, cuff, cut, cut of meat, distance, fare-stage, fibula, fibular vein, foot, foot, forking, four-poster, furcation, genu, genu valgum, genu varum, gigot, grand, grand piano, ham hock, hospital bed, human foot, journey, journeying, knee, knee, knee joint, knock-knee, leg bone, leg of lamb, length, limb, mortise joint, musculus tibialis, nervus ischiadicus, nervus saphenus, organic structure, pant leg, pedal extremity, peg, peroneal vein, pes, physical structure, pin, prosthesis, prosthetic device, saphenous nerve, saphenous vein, sciatic nerve, shank, shank's mare, shanks' mare, shank's pony, shanks' pony, shin, shinbone, spindlelegs, spindleshanks, spinning wheel, stick, subfigure, support, table, thigh, tibia, tibia valga, tibia vara, tibial vein, tibialis, tibialis muscle, travel, traveling, travelling, tripod, trouser leg, turnup, vena peroneus, vena saphena, vena tibialis, vertebrate foot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Leg\ (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of
    the leg, Sw. l["a]gg.]
    1. 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. 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 a pair of compasses or
    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, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from
       drawing the leg backward in bowing. [Obs.]
             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. [Slang,
    6. (Naut.) The course and distance made by a vessel on one
       tack or between tacks.
    7. (Steam Boiler) 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. (Grain Elevator) The case containing the lower part of the
       belt which carries the buckets.
    9. (Cricket) A fielder whose position is on the outside, a
       little in rear of the batter.
    {A good leg} (Naut.), a course sailed on a tack which is near
       the desired course.
    {Leg bail}, escape from custody by flight. [Slang]
    {Legs of an hyperbola} (or other curve) (Geom.), the branches
       of the curve which extend outward indefinitely.
    {Legs of a triangle}, the sides of a triangle; -- a name
       seldom used unless one of the sides is first distinguished
       by some appropriate term; as, the hypothenuse and two legs
       of a right-angled triangle.
    {On one's legs}, standing to speak.
    {On one's last legs}. See under {Last}.
    {To have legs} (Naut.), to have speed.
    {To stand on one's own legs}, to support one's self; to be
  2. \Leg\ (l[e^]g), v. t.
    To use as a leg, with it as object:
    (a) To bow. [Obs.]
    (b) To run. [Low]
  3. \Leg\, n.
    1. (Math.) 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.
    2. (Telephony) A branch or lateral circuit connecting an
       instrument with the main line.
    3. (Elec.) A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your legs in your dream means that you have regained confidence to stand up and take control again. It also implies progress and your ability to navigate through life. If your legs are weak, then you may be feeling emotionally vulnerable. Seeing someone else's legs in your dream, represents your admiration for that person. You need to adopt some of the ways that this person does things. Dreaming that you legs are wounded or crippled means a lack of balance, autonomy, or independence in your life. You may be unable or unwilling to stand up for yourself. Perhaps you are lacking courage and refuse to make a stand. Dreaming that one of your leg is shorter than the other, suggests that there is some imbalance in some aspect of your life. You are placing more emphasis and weight on one thing, while ignoring other important aspects that need attention as well. Dreaming that you have three or more legs indicates that you are undertaking too many projects than you can handle. Unfortunately, you will find these projects to be unfruitful and a waste of time.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: ambulate, ankle, appendage, arm, assist, bayonet legs, boost, bough, bowlegs, branch, break, breast, broken circuit, calf, chicken foot, circuit, circuital field, circumambulate, closed circuit, cnemis, complete circuit, course, crossing, cruise, dark meat, dead circuit, drumstick, foot, foot it, foreleg, galvanic circuit, gamb, gambrel, giblets, gigot, ham, hand, helping hand, hind leg, hock, hoof it, hot circuit, imp, jamb, jaywalk, jog on, joint, knee, lateral circuit, leg it, leg up, lift, limb, link, live circuit, lobe, lobule, loop, magnetic circuit, member, microcircuit, multiple circuit, multiple series, neck, ocean trip, offshoot, organ, oyster, pace, pad, pale, palisade, passage, path, pedestrianize, peg, perambulate, peripateticate, picket, pile, pinion, podite, popliteal space, printed circuit, ramification, run, runner, sail, scion, scissor-legs, sea trip, series multiple, shakedown cruise, shank, shin, short, short circuit, shuffle along, spile, spray, sprig, spur, stake, stems, step, stride, stump it, stumps, switch, tail, tarsus, tendril, thigh, traipse, tread, trotters, turkey foot, twig, vector field, voyage, walk, white meat, wing, wishbone