Meaning of LEG in English


■ noun

1》 each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands.

↘a ~ of an animal or bird as food.

↘a part of a garment covering a ~ or part of a ~.

↘( ~s ) informal sustained popularity or success: some books have ~s, others don't.

2》 a long, thin support or prop, especially of a chair or table.

3》 a section or stage of a journey or process.

↘(in sport) each of two or more games or stages constituting a round or match.

↘ Sailing a run made on a single tack.

4》 a branch of a forked object.

5》 (also ~ side ) Cricket the half of the field away from which the batsman's feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball. The opposite of off .

6》 archaic an obeisance made by drawing back one ~ and bending it while keeping the front ~ straight.

■ verb ( ~s , ~ging , ~ged )

1》 ( ~ it ) Brit. informal travel by foot; walk.

↘run away.

2》 chiefly historical propel (a boat) through a canal tunnel by pushing with one's ~s against the tunnel roof or sides.


feel (or find ) one's ~s become able to stand or walk.

get one's ~ over Brit. vulgar slang (of a man) have sex.

not have a ~ to stand on have no sound justification for one's arguments or actions.

on one's last ~s near the end of existence or usefulness.


-~ged adjective

-~ger noun


ME: from ON ~gr , of Gmc origin.

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