- leg ► NOUN 1) each of the limbs on which a person or animal moves and stands. 2) a long, thin support or prop, especially of a chair or table. 3) a section of a journey, process, or race. 4) (in sport) each of two or more games or stages constituting a round or match. 5) (legs) informal sustained momentum or success: some books have legs, others don't. 6) (also leg side) Cricket the half of the field away from which the batsman's feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball. The opposite of OFF(Cf. ↑off).● get one's leg over — Cf. ↑get one's leg over● have the legs of — Cf. ↑have the legs of● leg before wicket — Cf. ↑leg before wicket● leg it — Cf. ↑leg it● not have a leg to stand on — Cf. ↑not have a leg to stand on● on one's last legs — Cf. ↑on one's last legsDERIVATIVES legged adjective legger noun.ORIGIN Old Norse.
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Leg — (l[e^]g), n. [Icel. leggr; akin to Dan. l[ae]g calf of the leg, Sw. l[ a]gg.] 1. A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot. [1913… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
leg — [leg] n. [ME < ON leggr, a leg, limb < IE base * lek , limb > L lacertus, muscle, lacerta, lizard] 1. one of the parts of the body by means of which animals stand and walk, specif., in human beings, a) one of the lower limbs b) Anat. the … English World dictionary
leg*/*/*/ — [leg] noun [C] 1) one of the parts of a person s or animal s body to which the feet are attached an exercise to strengthen the leg muscles[/ex] She sat down and crossed her legs.[/ex] 2) the part of a piece of clothing that covers one of your… … Dictionary for writing and speaking English
legʷh- — legʷh English meaning: light (adj.) Deutsche Übersetzung: “leicht in Bewegung and Gewicht”, verbal ‘sich leicht, flink bewegen” Note: nasalized lengʷh Material: 1. O.Ind. laghu , ved. raghu “rash, hasty, light, small”, compar … Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary
Leg — * Lêg, er, este, oder Lêge, r, ste, adj. et adv. welches nur in einigen gemeinen Mundarten üblich ist, wo es eigentlich niedrig bedeutet, in welchem Verstande es vorzüglich im Niederdeutschen vorkommt. Das Wasser ist leg, niedrig. Leges Wasser… … Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart
leg-1 — leg 1 English meaning: to drip, ooze, flow out Deutsche Übersetzung: “tröpfeln, sickern, zergehen” Material: Arm. lič ‘swamp, marsh” (*lēgi̯ ü); O.Ir. legaim “löse mich auf, zergehe, schmelze”, fo llega “(die ink) running from”,… … Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary
leĝ- — leĝ English meaning: to gather Deutsche Übersetzung: “zusammenlesen, sammeln” Material: Gk. λέγω ‘sammle, lese together, zähle, rede, say”, καταλέγω “verzeichne”, συλλογή ‘sammlung”, ἐκλογή “Auswahl”, λόγος, λέξις “ discourse “,… … Proto-Indo-European etymological dictionary
Leg — (l[e^]g), v. t. To use as a leg, with it as object: (a) To bow. [Obs.] (b) To run. [Low] [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
leg. — leg. 〈Abk. für ital.〉 legato * * * leg. = ↑ legato. * * * leg. = legato … Universal-Lexikon
leg-up — leg ,up noun singular 1. ) INFORMAL if you give someone a leg up, you help them to make progress, especially in their career 2. ) if you give someone a leg up, you help them climb something by letting them put their foot in your hands and then… … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English