Meaning of LEG in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old Norse ~gr Date: 14th century a limb of an animal used especially for supporting the body and for walking: as, a. one of the paired vertebrate limbs that in bipeds extend from the top of the thigh to the foot, the part of such a limb between the knee and foot, the back half of a hindquarter of a meat animal, one of the rather generalized segmental appendages of an arthropod used in walking and crawling, 2. a pole or bar serving as a support or prop , a branch of a forked or jointed object , 3. the part of an article of clothing that covers the ~, the part of the upper (as of a boot) that extends above the ankle, obeisance , bow , a side of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse, 6. the course and distance sailed by a boat on a single tack, a portion of a trip ; stage , one section of a relay race, one of several events or games necessary to be won to decide a competition , a branch or part of an object or system, long-term appeal or interest , ~less adjective II. intransitive verb (~ged; ~ging) Date: 1601 to use the ~s in walking, III. abbreviation ~al, ~ato, ~islative; ~islature

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