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elbow

EL'BOW, n.

1. The outer angle made by the bend of the arm.

The wings that waft our riches out of sight

Grow on the gamester's elbows.

2. Any flexure or angle; the obtuse angle of a wall, building or road.

To be at the elbow, is to be very near; to be by the side; to be at hand.

EL'BOW, v.t. To push with the elbow.

1. To push or drive to a distance; to encroach on.

He'll elbow out his neighbors.

EL'BOW, v.i. To jut into an angle; to project; to bend.




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EL'BOW, n.

1. The outer angle made by the bend of the arm.

The wings that waft our riches out of sight

Grow on the gamester's elbows.

2. Any flexure or angle; the obtuse angle of a wall, building or road.

To be at the elbow, is to be very near; to be by the side; to be at hand.

EL'BOW, v.t. To push with the elbow.

1. To push or drive to a distance; to encroach on.

He'll elbow out his neighbors.

EL'BOW, v.i. To jut into an angle; to project; to bend.


EL'BOW, v.i.

To jut into an angle; to project; to bend.


EL'BOW, v.t.

  1. To push with the elbow. Dryden.
  2. To push or drive to a distance; to encroach on. He'll elbow out his neighbors. Dryden.

EL'BOW, n. [Sax. elnboga, or elneboga; ulna, the arm, the ell, and boga, bow; contracted into elboga, elbow; G. elbogen; D. elleboog; Scot. elbock, elbuck.]

  1. The outer angle made by the bend of the arm. Encyc. The wings that waft our riches out of sight / Grow on the gamester's elbows. Cowper.
  2. Any flexure or angle; the obtuse angle of a wall, building, or road. Encyc. To be at the elbow, is to be very near; to be by the side; to be at hand.

El"bow
  1. The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the middle of the arm when bent.

    Her arms to the elbows naked. R. of Gloucester.

  2. To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another.

    They [the Dutch] would elbow our own aldermen off the Royal Exchange. Macaulay.

    To elbow one's way, to force one's way by pushing with the elbows] as, to elbow one's way through a crowd.

  3. To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the manner of an elbow.
  4. Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall, building, and the like; a sudden turn in a line of coast or course of a river; also, an angular or jointed part of any structure, as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent.
  5. To push rudely along; to elbow one's way.

    "Purseproud, elbowing Insolence." Grainger.
  6. A sharp angle in any surface of wainscoting or other woodwork; the upright sides which flank any paneled work, as the sides of windows, where the jamb makes an elbow with the window back.

    Gwilt.

    * Elbow is used adjectively or as part of a compound, to denote something shaped like, or acting like, an elbow; as, elbow joint; elbow tongs or elbow-tongs; elbowroom, elbow-room, or elbow room.

    At the elbow, very near; at hand. -- Elbow grease, energetic application of force in manual labor. [Low] -- Elbow in the hawse (Naut.), the twisting together of two cables by which a vessel rides at anchor, caused by swinging completely round once. Totten. -- Elbow scissors (Surg.), scissors bent in the blade or shank for convenience in cutting. Knight. -- Out at elbow, with coat worn through at the elbows; shabby; in needy circumstances.

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Elbow

EL'BOW, noun

1. The outer angle made by the bend of the arm.

The wings that waft our riches out of sight

Grow on the gamester's elbows.

2. Any flexure or angle; the obtuse angle of a wall, building or road.

To be at the elbow is to be very near; to be by the side; to be at hand.

EL'BOW, verb transitive To push with the elbow

1. To push or drive to a distance; to encroach on.

He'll elbow out his neighbors.

EL'BOW, verb intransitive To jut into an angle; to project; to bend.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

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2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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