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English noun: leg

1. leg (body) a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle


Broader (hypernym)limb


Narrower (hyponym)bandy leg, bandyleg, bow leg, bowleg, genu varum, peg, pin, shank's mare, shank's pony, shanks' mare, shanks' pony, spindlelegs, spindleshanks, stick, tibia vara


Part holonymankle, ankle joint, articulatio genus, articulatio talocruralis, calf bone, crus, fibula, fibular vein, foot, genu, genu valgum, human foot, human knee, knee, knee joint, knock-knee, leg bone, mortise joint, musculus tibialis, nervus ischiadicus, nervus saphenus, peroneal vein, pes, saphenous nerve, saphenous vein, sciatic nerve, shank, shin, shin, shin bone, shinbone, thigh, tibia, tibia valga, tibial vein, tibialis, tibialis muscle, vena peroneus, vena saphena, vena tibialis


Part meronymbody, organic structure, physical structure

2. leg (body) a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion


Broader (hypernym)limb


Narrower (hyponym)animal leg, prehensor


Part holonympedal extremity, vertebrate foot

3. leg (artifact) one of the supports for a piece of furniture


Broader (hypernym)support


Part meronymcamp bed, chair, cot, four-poster, grand, grand piano, hospital bed, spinning wheel, table, tripod

4. leg (shape) a part of a forked or branching shape


SamplesHe broke off one of the branches.


Synonymsbranch, ramification


Broader (hypernym)subfigure


Narrower (hyponym)bifurcation, brachium, crotch, fork


Part meronymforking, furcation

5. leg (food) the limb of an animal used for food


Broader (hypernym)cut, cut of meat


Narrower (hyponym)gigot, ham hock, leg of lamb

6. leg (artifact) a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg


Synonymspeg, pegleg, wooden leg


Broader (hypernym)prosthesis, prosthetic device

7. leg (artifact) a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg


Broader (hypernym)cloth covering


Narrower (hyponym)pant leg, trouser leg


Part holonymcuff, foot, knee, turnup


Part meronympant, trouser

8. leg (act) (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack


Broader (hypernym)distance, length


Domain categorynavigation, sailing, seafaring

9. leg (act) a section or portion of a journey or course


SamplesThen we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise.


Synonymsstage


Broader (hypernym)travel, traveling, travelling


Narrower (hyponym)fare-stage


Part meronymjourney, journeying









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