1

limber

noun lim·ber \ ˈlim-bər \
|Updated on: 24 Jun 2018

Definition of limber

: a two-wheeled vehicle to which a gun or caisson may be attached

Recent Examples of limber from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'limber.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of limber

Middle English lymour


2

limber

adjective

Definition of limber

1 : capable of being shaped : flexible
2 : having a supple and resilient quality (as of mind or body) : agile, nimble

limberly

adverb

limberness

noun

Examples of limber in a Sentence

  1. he shaped the basket out of limber branches that could bend easily around a frame

Recent Examples of limber from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'limber.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

Origin and Etymology of limber

origin unknown


3

limber

verb

Definition of limber

limbered; limbering play \ˈlim-b(ə-)riŋ\
: to cause to become limber
  • limber up his fingers
: to become limber
  • limber up by running

Recent Examples of limber from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'limber.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of limber

1748

in the meaning defined at transitive sense

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler


LIMBER Defined for English Language Learners

limber

Definition of limber for English Language Learners

  • : bending easily


LIMBER Defined for Kids

1

limber

adjective lim·ber \ ˈlim-bər \

Definition of limber for Students

: bending easily

2

limber

verb

Definition of limber for Students

limbered; limbering
: to make or become limber
  • Before a race, I limber up with exercises.


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up limber? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to pay off by making regular payments

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words for Summer: A Quiz

  • a-closeup-of-a-sunflower
  • Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!