limbo meaning

[ 'limbəu ] Pronunciation:   "limbo" in a sentence
Noun: limbo  limbow
  1. The state of being disregarded or forgotten
    - oblivion 
  2. An imaginary place for lost or neglected things 
  3. (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)

Derived forms: limbos

Type of: fictitious place, imaginary place, mythical place, obscurity

Encyclopedia: Limbo


[American slang]
n. Colombian marijuana.
• He showed up with a bag of lumbo.
• Hey, Max! You are just in time with the limbo, man.

Examples

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  1. throughout that night i lay in the purple limbo between sleeping and waking.
  2. perhaps in the mansions of limbo the heroes enjoy some such compensation for their loss of the beatific vision.
  3. and even now only a few leases have been granted, with ninety percent of applications lost in bureaucratic limbo.
  4. then the whole black phenomenon beneath represented limbo as viewed from the brink by the sublime florentine in his vision.
  5. management kept her promotion in limbo for months

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