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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.]
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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)]
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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]
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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
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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"
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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
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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)
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limber

1
n (Mil) → Protze f

limber

2
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limber

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

a. flojo-a, flexible.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

limber

adj flexible
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