limber

adjective
lim·​ber | \ ˈlim-bər How to pronounce limber (audio) \

Definition of limber

 (Entry 1 of 3)

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

limber

verb
limbered; limbering\ ˈlim-​b(ə-​)riŋ How to pronounce limber (audio) \

Definition of limber (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

: to become limber limber up by running

transitive verb

: to cause to become limber limber up his fingers

limber

noun

Definition of limber (Entry 3 of 3)

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

Other Words from limber

Adjective

limberly adverb
limberness noun

Synonyms & Antonyms for limber

Synonyms: Adjective

Antonyms: Adjective

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Examples of limber in a Sentence

Adjective he shaped the basket out of limber branches that could bend easily around a frame
Recent Examples on the Web: Adjective For thousands of years, people have turned to yoga to feel more limber, release stress and rejuvenate their overall physical and mental health. Forrest Brown, CNN, 21 June 2022 Phoenix, like all of this year’s acting favorites, has been the clear front-runner for some time, for his morose yet limber Joker. Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2020 Not surprisingly, given his experience and expertise, Djokovic came out loose, limber and locked in. Howard Fendrich, BostonGlobe.com, 2 Feb. 2020 Not surprisingly, given his experience and expertise, Djokovic came out loose, limber and locked in. Time, 2 Feb. 2020 Economists debated how much Japan’s slump owed to weak demand rather than economic rigidities, for example an insufficiently limber corporate sector. The Economist, 5 Dec. 2019 There is a core group that comes at least once a week: a mix of firefighters, teachers, politicians, lawyers, boxers and a very limber 81-year-old woman. Tiffany Martinbrough, New York Times, 28 Feb. 2018 In fact, Brady looked pretty spry and limber when stretching. Ben Volin, BostonGlobe.com, 26 July 2019 Miller-Weston also brings a kind of exquisitely offhand viciousness to the vacuous Mrs. Wormwood, and has a hands-down hilarious scene with her alarmingly limber dance teacher Rudolpho (a memorable Ala Tiatia). James Hebert, San Diego Union-Tribune, 19 July 2019 Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Associate concertmaster Stephanie Jeong gave a captivating, singular performance as the yarn-spinning Sheherazade, her solos limber and richly expressive. Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune, 17 July 2022 Just as people do crosswords or Sudoku to keep their brains limber, cats play to stay on top of their feline game. Jessica Hartshorn, Good Housekeeping, 14 June 2022 The song thrives with alluring minimalism, as a circular guitar riff, crisp drums, and limber bassline provide a portal into the heady wilderness of Adrianne Lenker’s poetry. Spin Staff, SPIN, 3 June 2022 Stroeer has used the platform to keep both her body and mind limber in between expeditions for the past two years. Outside Online, 11 May 2020 The Grammy nominee keeps his fingers, hands and wrists limber and strong with a resistance band routine. WSJ, 23 Apr. 2022 This person needs to find a way to still do their job while accommodating the fact that one of their shoulders may not be as strong or limber as the other. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive, 11 Nov. 2021 This person needs to find a way to still do their job while accommodating the fact that one of their shoulders may not be as strong or limber as the other. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive, 11 Nov. 2021 This person needs to find a way to still do their job while accommodating the fact that one of their shoulders may not be as strong or limber as the other. Kaiser Health News, oregonlive, 11 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of limber

Adjective

1565, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Verb

1748, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for limber

Adjective

origin unknown

Noun

Middle English lymour

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“Limber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/limber. Accessed 13 Aug. 2022.

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limber

adjective
lim·​ber | \ ˈlim-bər How to pronounce limber (audio) \

Kids Definition of limber

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: bending easily

limber

verb
limbered; limbering

Kids Definition of limber (Entry 2 of 2)

: to make or become limber Before a race, I limber up with exercises.

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