limber


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lim·ber 1

 (lĭm′bər)
adj.
1. Bending or flexing readily; pliable.
2. Capable of moving, bending, or contorting easily; supple.
v. lim·bered, lim·ber·ing, lim·bers
v.tr.
To make limber: limbered up his legs.
v.intr.
To make oneself limber: players limbering up before the game.

[Origin unknown.]

lim′ber·ly adv.
lim′ber·ness n.

lim·ber 2

 (lĭm′bər)
n.
A two-wheeled, horse-drawn vehicle used to tow a field gun or a caisson.

[Alteration of Middle English limour, shaft of a cart, perhaps from limon, from Old French.]

limber

(ˈlɪmbə)
adj
1. capable of being easily bent or flexed; pliant
2. able to move or bend freely; agile
[C16: origin uncertain]
ˈlimberly adv
ˈlimberness n

limber

(ˈlɪmbə)
n
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) part of a gun carriage, often containing ammunition, consisting of an axle, pole, and two wheels, that is attached to the rear of an item of equipment, esp field artillery
vb
(Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (usually foll by up) to attach the limber (to a gun, etc)
[C15 lymour shaft of a gun carriage, origin uncertain]

limber

(ˈlɪmbə)
n
(Nautical Terms) (often plural) nautical (in the bilge of a vessel) a fore-and-aft channel through a series of holes in the frames (limber holes) where water collects and can be pumped out
[C17: probably changed from French lumière hole (literally: light)]

lim•ber1

(ˈlɪm bər)
adj.
1. characterized by ease in bending the body; supple; lithe.
2. bending readily; flexible; pliant.
v.i.
3. to make oneself limber (usu. fol. by up): to limber up before the game.
v.t.
4. to make (something) limber (usu. fol. by up).
[1555–65]
lim′ber•ly, adv.
lim′ber•ness, n.

lim•ber2

(ˈlɪm bər)

n.
the front part of the carriage for a horse-drawn field gun, to which the trails of the gun are attached.
[1400–50; late Middle English lymo(u)r pole of a vehicle. See limb1, -er1]

limber


Past participle: limbered
Gerund: limbering

Imperative
limber
limber
Present
I limber
you limber
he/she/it limbers
we limber
you limber
they limber
Preterite
I limbered
you limbered
he/she/it limbered
we limbered
you limbered
they limbered
Present Continuous
I am limbering
you are limbering
he/she/it is limbering
we are limbering
you are limbering
they are limbering
Present Perfect
I have limbered
you have limbered
he/she/it has limbered
we have limbered
you have limbered
they have limbered
Past Continuous
I was limbering
you were limbering
he/she/it was limbering
we were limbering
you were limbering
they were limbering
Past Perfect
I had limbered
you had limbered
he/she/it had limbered
we had limbered
you had limbered
they had limbered
Future
I will limber
you will limber
he/she/it will limber
we will limber
you will limber
they will limber
Future Perfect
I will have limbered
you will have limbered
he/she/it will have limbered
we will have limbered
you will have limbered
they will have limbered
Future Continuous
I will be limbering
you will be limbering
he/she/it will be limbering
we will be limbering
you will be limbering
they will be limbering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been limbering
you have been limbering
he/she/it has been limbering
we have been limbering
you have been limbering
they have been limbering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been limbering
you will have been limbering
he/she/it will have been limbering
we will have been limbering
you will have been limbering
they will have been limbering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been limbering
you had been limbering
he/she/it had been limbering
we had been limbering
you had been limbering
they had been limbering
Conditional
I would limber
you would limber
he/she/it would limber
we would limber
you would limber
they would limber
Past Conditional
I would have limbered
you would have limbered
he/she/it would have limbered
we would have limbered
you would have limbered
they would have limbered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.limber - a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caissonlimber - a two-wheeled horse-drawn vehicle used to pull a field gun or caisson
horse-drawn vehicle - a wheeled vehicle drawn by one or more horses
Verb1.limber - attach the limber; "limber a cannon"
attach - cause to be attached
2.limber - cause to become limber; "The violist limbered her wrists before the concert"
warm up - cause to do preliminary exercises so as to stretch the muscles; "The coach warmed up the players before the game"
Adj.1.limber - (used of e.g. personality traits) readily adaptable; "a supple mind"; "a limber imagination"
flexible - capable of being changed; "flexible schedules"
2.limber - (used of artifacts) easily bent
flexile, flexible - able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"
3.limber - (used of persons' bodies) capable of moving or bending freely
flexile, flexible - able to flex; able to bend easily; "slim flexible birches"

limber

adjective pliant, flexible, supple, agile, plastic, graceful, elastic, lithe, pliable, lissom(e), loose-jointed, loose-limbed He bent at the waist to show how limber his long back was.
limber up loosen up, prepare, exercise, warm up, get ready The dancers were limbering up at the back of the hall. some exercises to limber up the legs
Translations
يَتَمَرَّن لكي يُنَشِّطَ جِسْمَه
rozcvičit serozhýbat se
liîka
prasimankštinti
iesildīties
rozcvičiť sa
ısınma hareketleri yapmakısınmak

limber

1 [ˈlɪmbəʳ] ADJ [person] → ágil; [material] → flexible
limber up VI + ADV (Sport) → entrar en calor, hacer ejercicios preparatorios (fig) → entrenarse, prepararse

limber

2 [ˈlɪmbəʳ] N (Mil) → armón m (de artillería)

limber

1
n (Mil) → Protze f

limber

2

limber

(ˈlimbə) : limber up
to exercise so as to become able to move easily.

limber

a. flojo-a, flexible.

limber

adj flexible
References in classic literature ?
But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
Now this was written at a time when the black limber bone of the Greenland or Right whale was largely used in ladies' bodices.
Pap was agoing on so he never noticed where his old limber legs was taking him to, so he went head over heels over the tub of salt pork and barked both shins, and the rest of his speech was all the hottest kind of language -- mostly hove at the nigger and the gov- ment, though he give the tub some, too, all along, here and there.
She made this sacrifice as a matter of religious etiquette; as a thing necessary just now, but by no means to be wrested into a precedent; no, a week or two would limber up her piety, then she would be rational again, and the next two dollars that got left out in the cold would find a comforter--and she could name the comforter.
Murdstone binding something round the bottom of a cane - a lithe and limber cane, which he left off binding when I came in, and poised and switched in the air.
At once came forth whatever creeps the ground, Insect or Worme; those wav'd thir limber fans For wings, and smallest Lineaments exact In all the Liveries dect of Summers pride With spots of Gold and Purple, azure and green: These as a line thir long dimension drew, Streaking the ground with sinuous trace; not all Minims of Nature; some of Serpent kinde Wondrous in length and corpulence involv'd Thir Snakie foulds, and added wings.
I had no ropes, and could hit on nothing wherewith to make ropes; none of the abundant creepers seemed limber or strong enough, and with all my litter of scientific education I could not devise any way of making them so.
As the limber gunners went to the rear, his horse trod in a rabbit hole and came down, throwing him into a depression of the ground.
Tis fuel, food, and timber; And when your stiff day’s work is done, Its juice will make you limber, Then flow away, etc.
I reckon," Wade analysed laboriously, "it's because I'm gettin' less able all the time and he's growing so fast--him limber an' quick, and me all thumbs.
Always hoping that he might discover some sign of their passage--a discarded lorry, a broken limber, or an old camp site--he continued farther and farther into the west until well into the afternoon.
While Captain Van Horn, taking advantage of the calm to exercise the boat's crew with the fire-arms and to limber up the weapons, was passing out the Lee-Enfields from their place on top the cabin skylight, Jerry suddenly crouched and began to stalk stiff-legged.