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leg

 (lĕg)
n.
1.
a. One of the limbs or appendages that an animal uses for locomotion or support.
b. One of the lower or hind limbs in humans and other primates.
c. The part of the limb between the knee and foot in vertebrates.
d. The back part of the hindquarter of a meat animal.
2. A supporting part resembling a leg in shape or function.
3. One of the branches of a forked or jointed object.
4. The part of a garment, especially of a pair of trousers, that covers the leg.
5. Mathematics Either side of a right triangle that is not the hypotenuse.
6. A stage of a journey or course, especially:
a. Nautical The distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack.
b. The part of an air route or a flight pattern that is between two successive stops, positions, or changes in direction.
c. One of several contests that must be successfully completed in order to determine the winner of a competition.
d. Sports One stretch of a relay race.
7. legs The narrow streams of swirled wine or spirits that run slowly down along the inside of a glass, often believed to indicate that the liquid is full-bodied.
8. legs Slang The ability to last or sustain success, especially by appealing to an audience: a blockbuster movie that has legs.
intr.v. legged, leg·ging, legs Informal
To go on foot; walk or run. Often used with the indefinite it: Because we missed the bus, we had to leg it across town.
Idioms:
a leg to stand on Slang
A justifiable or logical basis for defense; support: He doesn't have a leg to stand on in this debate.
a leg up Slang
1. The act or an instance of assisting; a boost.
2. A position of advantage; an edge: We have a leg up on the competition.
on (one's) last legs
At the end of one's strength or resources; ready to collapse, fail, or die.

[Middle English, from Old Norse leggr.]

leg

(lɛɡ)
n
1. (Anatomy)
a. either of the two lower limbs, including the bones and fleshy covering of the femur, tibia, fibula, and patella
b. (as modifier): leg guard; leg rest. crural
2. (Zoology) any similar or analogous structure in animals that is used for locomotion or support
3. (Cookery) this part of an animal, esp the thigh, used for food: leg of lamb.
4. (Mechanical Engineering) something similar to a leg in appearance or function, such as one of the four supporting members of a chair
5. a branch, limb, or part of a forked or jointed object
6. (Clothing & Fashion) the part of a garment that covers the leg
7. a section or part of a journey or course
8. a single stage, lap, length, etc, in a relay race
9. either one of two races on which a cumulative bet has been placed
10. (Mathematics) either the opposite or adjacent side of a right-angled triangle
11. (Nautical Terms) nautical
a. the distance travelled without tacking
b. (in yacht racing) the course between any two marks
12. one of a series of games, matches, or parts of games
13. (Cricket) cricket
a. the side of the field to the left of a right-handed batsman as he faces the bowler
b. (as modifier): a leg slip; leg stump.
14. give someone a leg up
a. to help someone to climb an obstacle by pushing upwards
b. to help someone to advance
15. have legs informal to be successful or show the potential to succeed
16. not have a leg to stand on to have no reasonable or logical basis for an opinion or argument
17. on its last legs worn out; exhausted
18. pull someone's leg informal to tease, fool, or make fun of someone
19. shake a leg informal
a. to hurry up: usually used in the imperative
b. to dance
20. show a leg informal to get up in the morning
21. stretch one's legs See stretch17
vb, legs, legging or legged
22. (tr) obsolete to propel (a canal boat) through a tunnel by lying on one's back and walking one's feet along the tunnel roof
23. leg it informal to walk, run, or hurry
[C13: from Old Norse leggr, of obscure origin]
ˈlegˌlike adj

leg

(lɛg)

n., v. legged, leg•ging. n.
1. either of the two lower limbs of a biped, as a human being, or any of the paired limbs of an animal, that support and move the body.
2. the lower limb of a human being from the knee to the ankle.
3. something resembling or suggesting a leg in use, position, or appearance.
4. the part of a garment, boot, or the like that covers the leg.
5. one of usu. several relatively slender supports for a piece of furniture.
6. one of the sides of a forked object, as of a compass or pair of dividers.
7. one of the sides of a triangle other than a base or hypotenuse.
8. one of the distinct sections of any course: the last leg of a trip.
9.
a. one of a designated number of contests that must be completed successfully before a winner can be determined.
b. one of the stretches or sections of a relay race.
10.
a. the part of a cricket field to the left of and behind the batsman as he faces the bowler or to the right of and behind him if he is left-handed.
b. the fielder playing this part of the field.
c. the position of this fielder.
11. legs, Slang.
a. (of a motion picture) the capacity to draw large audiences steadily over a long period.
b. staying power: The intended bestseller turned out to have no legs.
v.t.
12. to move or propel (a boat) with the legs.
Idioms:
1. a leg to stand on, factual support for one's claims or arguments.
2. a leg up, an added advantage, help, or means of encouragement.
3. leg it, to walk rapidly or run.
4. on one's or its last legs, just short of exhaustion, breakdown, failure, etc..
5. pull someone's leg, to tease or deceive someone in fun.
6. stretch one's legs, to move or walk around after prolonged sitting.
[1225–75; Middle English < Old Norse leggr]

leg.

1. legal.
2. legate.
3. legato.
4. legend.
5. legislation.
6. legislative.
7. legislature.

leg


Past participle: legged
Gerund: legging

Imperative
leg
leg
Present
I leg
you leg
he/she/it legs
we leg
you leg
they leg
Preterite
I legged
you legged
he/she/it legged
we legged
you legged
they legged
Present Continuous
I am legging
you are legging
he/she/it is legging
we are legging
you are legging
they are legging
Present Perfect
I have legged
you have legged
he/she/it has legged
we have legged
you have legged
they have legged
Past Continuous
I was legging
you were legging
he/she/it was legging
we were legging
you were legging
they were legging
Past Perfect
I had legged
you had legged
he/she/it had legged
we had legged
you had legged
they had legged
Future
I will leg
you will leg
he/she/it will leg
we will leg
you will leg
they will leg
Future Perfect
I will have legged
you will have legged
he/she/it will have legged
we will have legged
you will have legged
they will have legged
Future Continuous
I will be legging
you will be legging
he/she/it will be legging
we will be legging
you will be legging
they will be legging
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been legging
you have been legging
he/she/it has been legging
we have been legging
you have been legging
they have been legging
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been legging
you will have been legging
he/she/it will have been legging
we will have been legging
you will have been legging
they will have been legging
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been legging
you had been legging
he/she/it had been legging
we had been legging
you had been legging
they had been legging
Conditional
I would leg
you would leg
he/she/it would leg
we would leg
you would leg
they would leg
Past Conditional
I would have legged
you would have legged
he/she/it would have legged
we would have legged
you would have legged
they would have legged

leg

1. The distance run by each competitor in relay.
2. Side of the field to the left of and behind a right-handed batsman facing the bowler.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leg - a human limbleg - a human limb; commonly used to refer to a whole limb but technically only the part of the limb between the knee and ankle
body, organic structure, physical structure - the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being); "he felt as if his whole body were on fire"
fibular vein, peroneal vein, vena peroneus - accompany the peroneal arteries; arising in the heel and running up the back of the leg to join the posterior tibial veins of the popliteal vein
saphenous vein, vena saphena - either of two chief superficial veins of the leg that drain blood from the foot
tibial vein, vena tibialis - veins of the lower leg; empty into the popliteal vein
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
crus - the leg from the knee to foot
peg, pin, stick - informal terms for the leg; "fever left him weak on his sticks"
bandy leg, bandyleg, bowleg, genu varum, tibia vara, bow leg - a leg bowed outward at the knee (or below the knee)
shank's mare, shanks' mare, shank's pony, shanks' pony - you own legs; "I traveled on shank's mare"
spindlelegs, spindleshanks - long thin legs
thigh - the part of the leg between the hip and the knee
shank - the part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
shin - the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
foot, human foot, pes - the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint; "his bare feet projected from his trousers"; "armored from head to foot"
nervus ischiadicus, sciatic nerve - arises from the sacral plexus and passes about halfway down the thigh where it divides into the common peroneal and tibial nerves
nervus saphenus, saphenous nerve - a branch of the femoral nerve that supplies cutaneous branches to the inner aspect of the leg and foot
articulatio genus, genu, human knee, knee, knee joint - hinge joint in the human leg connecting the tibia and fibula with the femur and protected in front by the patella
ankle, ankle joint, articulatio talocruralis, mortise joint - a gliding joint between the distal ends of the tibia and fibula and the proximal end of the talus
musculus tibialis, tibialis, tibialis muscle - either of two skeletal muscle in each leg arising from the tibia; provides for movement of the foot
leg bone - a bone of the leg
calf bone, fibula - the outer and thinner of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
shinbone, tibia, shin bone, shin - the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle
genu valgum, knock-knee, tibia valga - an inward slant of the thigh
2.leg - a structure in animals that is similar to a human leg and used for locomotion
prehensor - the anterior pair of legs of a centipede that are modified to seize prey and inject venom from the toxicognaths
animal leg - the leg of an animal
limb - one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper
pedal extremity, vertebrate foot - the extremity of the limb in vertebrates
3.leg - one of the supports for a piece of furniture
chair - a seat for one person, with a support for the back; "he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down"
camp bed, cot - a small bed that folds up for storage or transport
four-poster - a bed with posts at the four corners that can be used to support a canopy or curtains
grand piano, grand - a piano with the strings on a horizontal harp-shaped frame; usually supported by three legs
hospital bed - a single bed with a frame in three sections so the head or middle or foot can be raised as required
spinning wheel - a small domestic spinning machine with a single spindle that is driven by hand or foot
support - any device that bears the weight of another thing; "there was no place to attach supports for a shelf"
table - a piece of furniture having a smooth flat top that is usually supported by one or more vertical legs; "it was a sturdy table"
tripod - a three-legged rack used for support
4.leg - a part of a forked or branching shape; "he broke off one of the branches"
subfigure - a figure that is a part of another figure
forking, furcation - the place where something divides into branches
bifurcation - a bifurcating branch (one or both of them)
brachium - (biology) a branching or armlike part of an animal
crotch, fork - the region of the angle formed by the junction of two branches; "they took the south fork"; "he climbed into the crotch of a tree"
5.leg - the limb of an animal used for food
cut of meat, cut - a piece of meat that has been cut from an animal carcass
ham hock - a small cut of meat from the leg just above the foot
gigot, leg of lamb - lamb leg suitable for roasting
6.leg - a prosthesis that replaces a missing legleg - a prosthesis that replaces a missing leg
prosthesis, prosthetic device - corrective consisting of a replacement for a part of the body
7.leg - a cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person's leg
cloth covering - a covering made of cloth
cuff, turnup - the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
foot - a support resembling a pedal extremity; "one foot of the chair was on the carpet"
knee - the part of a trouser leg that provides the cloth covering for the knee
pant leg, trouser leg - the leg of a pair of trousers
trouser, pant - (usually in the plural) a garment extending from the waist to the knee or ankle, covering each leg separately; "he had a sharp crease in his trousers"
8.leg - (nautical) the distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack
sailing, seafaring, navigation - the work of a sailor
distance, length - size of the gap between two places; "the distance from New York to Chicago"; "he determined the length of the shortest line segment joining the two points"
9.leg - a section or portion of a journey or course; "then we embarked on the second stage of our Caribbean cruise"
travel, traveling, travelling - the act of going from one place to another; "he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel"
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
fare-stage - a section along the route of a bus for which the fare is the same

leg

noun
1. limb, member, shank, lower limb, pin (informal), stump (informal) He was tapping his walking stick against his leg.
2. support, prop, brace, upright His ankles were tied to the legs of the chair.
3. stage, part, section, stretch, lap, segment, portion The first leg of the journey was by boat.
a leg up boost, help, support, push, assistance, helping hand The strong balance sheet should give a leg up to profits.
leg it (Informal) run, walk, escape, flee, hurry, run away, make off, make tracks, hotfoot, go on foot, skedaddle (informal) He was legging it across the field.
not have a leg to stand on (Informal) have no basis, be vulnerable, be undermined, be invalid, be illogical, be defenceless, lack support, be full of holes It's only my word against his, so I don't have a leg to stand on.
on its or your last legs worn out, dying, failing, exhausted, giving up the ghost, at death's door, about to collapse, about to fail, about to break down By the mid-1980s the copper industry in the US was on its last legs.
pull someone's leg (Informal) tease, joke, trick, fool, kid (informal), have (someone) on, rag, rib (informal), wind up (Brit. slang), deceive, hoax, make fun of, poke fun at, twit, chaff, lead up the garden path Of course I won't tell them; I was only pulling your leg.
shake a leg (Informal) hurry, rush, move it, hasten, get cracking (informal), get a move on (informal), look lively (informal), stir your stumps Come on, shake a leg! We've got loads to do today.
stretch your legs take a walk, exercise, stroll, promenade, move about, go for a walk, take the air Take regular breaks to stretch your legs.
Related words
technical name crus
adjective crural
Translations
رِجْلرِجْلٌرِجل البَنْطَلونرِجل الطاوِلَه أو الكُرْسيالمَرْحَلَة الأخيرَه من الرِّحْلَه
nohanohaviceetapakolo
benbuksebenetape
kruro
jalkakateettilegiottelusääri
noga
lábszár
fóturleggurskálmáfangifótleggur
다리
crus
etapasklešnė-kojismulkinti ką
kājaposmsstara
picior
nohavica
noga
benkatet
ขา
chân

leg

[leg]
A. N
1. [of person] → pierna f; [of animal, bird, insect] → pata f; [of furniture] (= one of set) → pata f; (= central support) → pie m; [of trousers] → pernera f; [of stocking] → caña f
artificial legpierna f ortopédica or artificial
wooden legpierna f de madera, pata f de palo
he was the fastest thing on two legsera rápido donde los haya
to give sb a leg up (Brit) (lit) → aupar a algn (fig) → dar un empujoncito a algn, echar un cable a algn
to get one's or a leg over (= have sex) → darse un revolcón
to be on its/one's last legs >estar en las últimas
the company is on its last legsla compañía está en las últimas
the washing machine is on its last legsla lavadora está en las últimas
to pull sb's legtomar el pelo a algn
to shake a leg (= hurry) → espabilarse; (= dance) → menear or mover el esqueleto
show a leg!¡a levantarse!
he hasn't got a leg to stand on (in case, argument) → no tiene donde agarrarse
see also arm 1 1
see also break B1
see also hind 1
see also inside E
see also last 1 A3
see also stretch B3
2. (Culin) [of lamb, mutton, pork] → pierna f; [of chicken, turkey] → muslo m, pata f
frogs' legsancas fpl de rana
3. (= stage) [of journey] → tramo m, etapa f; [of race] → etapa f, manga f; [of championship] → vuelta f
B. VT to leg it (= go on foot) → ir a pata; (= run) → echarse una carrera; (= run away) → salir por piernas or patas
C. CPD leg bone Ntibia f
leg iron N (Med) → aparato m ortopédico
leg irons NPL (for prisoner) → grilletes mpl
leg muscles NPLmúsculos mpl de las piernas
leg room Nsitio m para las piernas

leg

[ˈlɛg]
n
[person] → jambe f; [animal] → patte f
She's broken her leg → Elle s'est cassé la jambe.
to stretch one's legs → se dégourdir les jambes
to pull sb's leg (= tease) → faire marcher qn
You're pulling my leg! → Tu me fais marcher!
to be on one's last legs (= be failing) → être sur son déclin
to have legs [idea, plan] → tenir debout
[furniture] → pied m
[trousers, tights] → jambe f
[chicken] → cuisse f
leg of lamb → gigot m d'agneau
(= stage) [journey] → étape f
(SPORT) (= match) 1st leg → match m aller
Celtic won the first leg 2-0 → Celtic a gagné le match aller 2 à 0.
2nd leg → match m retour
vt
to leg it (= run away) → prendre ses jambes à son cou, filer (en vitesse)

leg

:
legless
adj (= without legs)ohne Beine; (Brit inf: = drunk) → sternhagelvoll (inf)
legman
n (US) kleiner Reporter, der Informationsquellen abklappert (who runs errands) → Laufbursche m, → Bote m
leg-of-mutton
adj sleevekeulenförmig
leg press
n (in fitness centre) → Beinpresse f
leg-pull
n (inf)Scherz m, → Bluff m (inf); what he said to us was only a legdamit wollte er uns nur auf den Arm nehmen
legroom
nPlatz mfür die Beine, Beinfreiheit f
leg show
n (inf)Revue f
leg warmers
plStulpen pl, → Legwarmer pl

leg

:
leg-up
n to give somebody a legjdm hochhelfen
legwarmer
nLegwarmer m
legwork
nLauferei f

leg

1
n
(also of trousers) → Bein nt; the new-born calf seemed to be all legsdas neugeborene Kalb schien nur aus Beinen zu bestehen; to be on one’s last legs (= dying)in den letzten Zügen liegen (inf); (= exhausted)auf dem letzten Loch pfeifen (inf); this carpet is on its last legsdieser Teppich hält or machts (inf)nicht mehr lange; he hasn’t (got) a leg to stand on (fig: = no excuse) → er kann sich nicht herausreden; (= no proof)das kann er nicht belegen; to have legs (esp US inf) (idea, plan)klappen; (story)laufen (inf); to walk one’s legs offsich (dat)die Füße wund laufen; to walk somebody’s legs offjdn (ganz schön) scheuchen (inf), → jdm davonlaufen; you’ve walked my legs offdu bist mir zu schnell gelaufen; to run somebody’s legs off (fig)jdn herumscheuchen (inf); he ran the other athletes’ legs offer rannte den anderen Läufern davon; I’ll take the children to the park and run their legs offich gehe mit den Kindern in den Park, da können sie sich austoben; to be out leg before wicket (Cricket) → aus sein, weil sein vor dem Mal stehendes Bein von einem Wurf getroffen wurde; to get one’s leg over (Brit inf) → bumsen (inf)
(as food) → Keule f, → Hachse f; leg of lambLammkeule f
(of furniture)Bein nt; (of bed)Fuß m, → Bein nt
(= stage)Etappe f
vt to leg it (inf: = go on foot) → laufen, zu Fuß gehen

leg

2
n (sl) you’re a true legdu bist ein Held (inf)

leg

[lɛg]
1. n
a. (gen) → gamba; (of animal, bird) → zampa (Culin) (of chicken, turkey) → coscia; (of lamb, pork) → cosciotto; (of furniture) → piede m
to be on one's last legs (person, animal) → stare in piedi per miracolo (machine, car) → funzionare per miracolo
he hasn't got a leg to stand on (fig) → non ha una scusa or una ragione che stia in piedi
to pull sb's leg (fig) → prendere in giro qn
to stretch one's legs → sgranchirsi le gambe
to give sb a leg up → aiutare qn a salire
shake a leg! (Brit) (fam) → muoviti!, sbrigati!
show a leg! (fam) → alzati!
b. (stage, of journey) → tappa; (of relay race) → frazione f; (of competition) → girone m
2. vt to leg it (fam) → darsela a gambe

leg

(leg) noun
1. one of the limbs by which animals and man walk. The horse injured a front leg; She stood on one leg.
2. the part of an article of clothing that covers one of these limbs closely. He has torn the leg of his trousers.
3. a long, narrow support of a table etc. One of the legs of the chair was broken.
4. one stage in a journey, competition etc. the last leg of the trip; the second leg of the contest.
-legged (legid) adjective
a long-legged girl; a four-legged animal.
pull someone's leg
to try as a joke to make someone believe something which is not true. You haven't really got a black mark on your face – he's only pulling your leg.

leg

رِجْل, رِجْلٌ noha ben Bein πόδι pata, pierna jalka jambe, pied noga gamba, piedi 다리 been, poot bein, ben noga, nóżka perna нога, ножка ben ขา bacak chân

leg

n. pierna, extremidad inferior que se extiende de la rodilla al tobillo;
___ injuriestraumatismos de la ___;
v.
to pull one's ___tomar el pelo.

leg

n pierna
References in classic literature ?
He was as thick as my leg, and looked as if millstones couldn't crush the disgusting vitality out of him.
His face flushed with annoyance, and taking off his soft hat he began to beat it impatiently against his leg as he walked.
The thief is leaning against the foot of the sugar sapling, that you can see over them bushes; his right leg is in a line with the bark of the tree, and," tapping his rifle, "I can take him from where I stand, between the angle and the knee, with a single shot, putting an end to his tramping through the woods, for at least a month to come.
This being told to Queequeg, he at once complied, and again politely motioned me to get into bed --rolling over to one side as much as to say --I wont touch a leg of ye.
He averred, that upon first thrusting in for him, a leg was presented; but well knowing that that was not as it ought to be, and might occasion great trouble; -- he had thrust back the leg, and by a dexterous heave and toss, had wrought a somerset upon the Indian; so that with the next trial, he came forth in the good old way --head foremost.
He held her up by the leg torn and bleeding, and all the gentlemen seemed well pleased.
They had chains which they fastened about the leg of the nearest hog, and the other end of the chain they hooked into one of the rings upon the wheel.
And there's Jim chained by one leg, with a ten-foot chain, to the leg of his bed: why, all you got to do is to lift up the bedstead and slip off the chain.
I HAD led this life about a month, when the man with the wooden leg began to stump about with a mop and a bucket of water, from which I inferred that preparations were making to receive Mr.
A fearful man, all in coarse grey, with a great iron on his leg.
At these words poor Ferko wept more bitterly than before, and bore the torments of hunger till the sun was high in the heavens; then he could stand it no longer, and he consented to allow his left eye to be put out and his left leg to be broken.
This old gentleman, on carefully examining the maimed chair, discovered that its broken leg might be clamped with iron and made as serviceable as ever.