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leg

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noun \ˈleg also ˈlāg\

Definition of leg

  1. 1 :  a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: such asa (1) :  one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot (2) :  the part of such a limb between the knee and footb :  the back half of a hindquarter of a meat animalc :  one of the rather generalized segmental appendages of an arthropod used in walking and crawling

  2. 2a :  a pole or bar serving as a support or prop the legs of a tripodb :  a branch of a forked or jointed object the legs of a compass

  3. 3a :  the part of an article of clothing that covers the legb :  the part of the upper (as of a boot) that extends above the ankle

  4. 4 :  obeisance, bow —used chiefly in the phrase to make a leg

  5. 5 :  a side of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse; also :  a side of an isosceles triangle that is not the base

  6. 6a :  the course and distance sailed by a boat on a single tackb :  a portion of a trip :  stagec :  one section of a relay raced :  one of several events or games necessary to be won to decide a competition won the first two legs of horse racing's Triple Crown

  7. 7 :  a branch or part of an object or system

  8. 8 legs plural :  long-term appeal or interest a news story with legs

legless

play \ˈleg-ləs also ˈlāg-\ adjective a legless chair legless lizards

leglike

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leg–like

adjective leglike appendages

a leg to stand on

  1. :  support; especially :  a basis for one's position in a controversy

on one's last legs

  1. :  at or near the end of one's resources :  on the verge of failure, exhaustion, or ruin

Examples of leg in a sentence

  1. He sat on a chair with his legs crossed.

  2. He leaned against the wall with his legs spread so the police could search him.

  3. She broke her leg in a skiing accident.

  4. His legs gave way under him and he fell over.

  5. We had chicken legs for dinner.

  6. Would you like some more leg of lamb?

  7. the legs of a table

  8. a chair with a broken leg

Origin and Etymology of leg

Middle English, from Old Norse leggr


First Known Use: 13th century


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leg

verb

Definition of leg

legged

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legging

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to use the legs in walking; especially :  run

Circa 1587

First Known Use of leg

circa 1587


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leg

abbreviation

Definition of leg

  1. 1 legal

  2. 2 legato

  3. 3 legislative; legislature



LEG Defined for English Language Learners

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leg

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noun \ˈleg also ˈlāg\

Definition of leg for English Language Learners

  • : one of the long body parts that are used especially for standing, walking, and running

  • : an animal's leg when it is used as food

  • : any one of the long thin parts that support a table, chair, etc.


LEG Defined for Kids

leg

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noun \ˈleg\

Definition of leg for Students

  1. 1 :  one of the limbs of an animal or person that support the body and are used in walking and running

  2. 2 :  the part of the leg between the knee and the foot

  3. 3 :  something like a leg in shape or use the legs of a table

  4. 4 :  the part of a garment that covers the leg

  5. 5 :  a stage or part of a journey We started the first leg of our trip.


Medical Dictionary

leg

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noun \ˈleg, ˈlāg\

Medical Definition of leg

  1. :  a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: asa:  either of the two lower human limbs that extend from the top of the thigh to the foot and especially the part between the knee and the ankleb:  any of the rather generalized segmental appendages of an arthropod used in walking and crawling


Law Dictionary

leg

abbreviation

Legal Definition of leg

  1. 1 legal

  2. 2 legislative, legislature



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