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leg meaning

[ leg ] Pronunciation:   "leg" in a sentence
  • Noun: leg  leg
    1. A human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle 
    2. A structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion 
    3. One of the supports for a piece of furniture 
    4. A part of a forked or branching shape
      - branch, ramification 
    5. The limb of an animal used for food 
    6. A prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
      - peg, wooden leg, pegleg 
    7. A cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg 
    8. (nautical) the distance travelled by a sailing vessel on a single tack 
    9. A section or portion of a journey or course
      - stage

    Derived forms: legs

    See also: leggy

    Type of: cloth covering, cut, cut of meat, distance, length, limb, prosthesis, prosthetic device, subfigure, support, travel, traveling [US], travelling [Brit, Cdn]

    Part of: body, camp bed [Brit], chair, cot, dack [Austral, NZ], dak [Austral, NZ], forking, four-poster, furcation, grand, grand piano, hospital bed, journey, journeying, organic structure, pant [N. Amer], physical structure, spinning wheel, table, tripod, trouser

    Encyclopedia: Leg Leg, Lower Silesian Voivodeship


  • [Business]
    noun

    IDIOMS

    have, gain, grow legs (informal)

    if you say that sth has legs, you mean that it will continue, or people will be interested in it, for a long time:

    Some investors think the rally (in share prices) still has legs.

    It's too early to tell if this idea has legs.


  • [Economics]
    One element in a complex set of transactions.

    See:

    breaking a leg, straddle.


  • [Electronics]
    1. Any one of the distinct branches of a circuit or network; also called ARM or BRANCH.
    2. In a computer program, a path in a routine or subroutine.

  • [Finance]
    A prolonged trend in stock market prices, such as a multiple-period bull market; or, an option that is one side of a spread transaction. See: Lifting a leg.
  • leg it:    [British slang]Ver ...
  • leg.:    abbrev1. Legal2. L ...
  • a leg up:    [American slang]Fi ...

Examples

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  1. the accident left a scar on her leg.
  2. karen's right leg was crossed over her left.
  3. she went out to stretch her legs after lunch.
  4. we'd better shade a leg or we'll be late.
  5. the poor old horse is on its last legs.

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