leg

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. limb, support; course, tack, lap; side.
- shake a leg
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The limb of a creature]
Syn. part, member, lower appendage, hind leg, foreleg, back leg, front leg, left leg, right leg, shank, shank's mare*, underpinning*, gam*, stem*, pin*, bender*, landing gear*; see also limb 2 .
2. [A relatively long, narrow support]
Syn. post, column, stake; see brace 1 , support 2 .
get up on one's hind legs*,
Syn. assert oneself, be aggressive, take a stand; see declare 1 .
give a leg up*,
Syn. aid, support, assist; see help 1 .
not have a leg to stand on*,
Syn. be illogical, be unreasonable, make rash statements, have no defense, have no excuse, have no justification; see also mistake .
on one's last legs*,
Syn. decaying, failing, collapsing, on the verge of collapse, near death, fading fast*; see also dying 2 , worn 2 .
pull someone's leg*,
Syn. make fun of, fool, tease, play a trick on; see deceive .
shake a leg*,
Syn. hasten, act hastily, get moving; see hurry 1 .
stretch one's legs*,
Syn. exercise, go for a walk, move about; see walk 1 .
take to one's legs*,
Syn. walk away, run away, depart, take flight; see leave 1 .

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • leg — /lɛg / (say leg) noun 1. one of the members or limbs which support and move the human or animal body. 2. this part of an animal, especially lamb or veal, used as meat to roast, bake, etc. 3. that part of the limb between the knee and the ankle. 4 …   Australian English dictionary

  • Leg — (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leg — [leg] n. [ME < ON leggr, a leg, limb < IE base * lek , limb > L lacertus, muscle, lacerta, lizard] 1. one of the parts of the body by means of which animals stand and walk, specif., in human beings, a) one of the lower limbs b) Anat. the …   English World dictionary

  • leg — ► NOUN 1) each of the limbs on which a person or animal moves and stands. 2) a long, thin support or prop, especially of a chair or table. 3) a section of a journey, process, or race. 4) (in sport) each of two or more games or stages constituting …   English terms dictionary

  • leg*/*/*/ — [leg] noun [C] 1) one of the parts of a person s or animal s body to which the feet are attached an exercise to strengthen the leg muscles[/ex] She sat down and crossed her legs.[/ex] 2) the part of a piece of clothing that covers one of your… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • Łęg — may refer to the following places in Poland: *A former name for the town of Ełk (NE Poland) *Łęg, Lower Silesian Voivodeship (south west Poland) *Łęg, Kuyavian Pomeranian Voivodeship (north central Poland) *Łęg, Łódź Voivodeship (central Poland)… …   Wikipedia

  • Leg — * Lêg, er, este, oder Lêge, r, ste, adj. et adv. welches nur in einigen gemeinen Mundarten üblich ist, wo es eigentlich niedrig bedeutet, in welchem Verstande es vorzüglich im Niederdeutschen vorkommt. Das Wasser ist leg, niedrig. Leges Wasser… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • leg-1 —     leg 1     English meaning: to drip, ooze, flow out     Deutsche Übersetzung: “tröpfeln, sickern, zergehen”     Material: Arm. lič ‘swamp, marsh” (*lēgi̯ ü); O.Ir. legaim “löse mich auf, zergehe, schmelze”, fo llega “(die ink) running from”,… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • leĝ- —     leĝ     English meaning: to gather     Deutsche Übersetzung: “zusammenlesen, sammeln”     Material: Gk. λέγω ‘sammle, lese together, zähle, rede, say”, καταλέγω “verzeichne”, συλλογή ‘sammlung”, ἐκλογή “Auswahl”, λόγος, λέξις “ discourse “,… …   Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary

  • Leg — (l[e^]g), v. t. To use as a leg, with it as object: (a) To bow. [Obs.] (b) To run. [Low] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • leg. — leg. 〈Abk. für ital.〉 legato * * * leg. = ↑ legato. * * * leg. = legato …   Universal-Lexikon

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