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leg

LEG, n.

1. The limb of an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running; properly, that part of the limb from the knee to the foot, but in a more general sense, the whole limb, including the thigh, the leg and the foot.

2. The long or slender support of any thing; as the leg of a table.

To make a leg, to bow; a phrase introduced probably by the practice of drawing the right leg backward. [Little used.]

To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to trust to one's own strength or efforts without aid.



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LEG, n.

1. The limb of an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running; properly, that part of the limb from the knee to the foot, but in a more general sense, the whole limb, including the thigh, the leg and the foot.

2. The long or slender support of any thing; as the leg of a table.

To make a leg, to bow; a phrase introduced probably by the practice of drawing the right leg backward. [Little used.]

To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to trust to one's own strength or efforts without aid.

LEG, n. [Dan. læg; It. lacca.]

  1. The limb of an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running; properly, that part of the limb from the knee to the foot, but in a more general sense, the whole limb, including the thigh, the leg and the foot.
  2. The long or slender support of any thing; as, the leg of a table. To make a leg, to bow; a phrase introduced probably by the practice of drawing the right leg backward. [Little used.] – Locke. Swift. To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to trust to one's own strength or efforts without aid.

Leg
  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.
  2. To use as a leg, with it as object

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  3. Either side of a triangle of a triangle as distinguished from the base or, in a right triangle, from the hypotenuse; also, an indefinitely extending branch of a curve, as of a hyperbola.
  4. That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests; as, the leg of a table; the leg of a pair of compasses or dividers.
  5. A branch or lateral circuit connecting an instrument with the main line.
  6. The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg; as, the leg of a stocking or of a pair of trousers.
  7. A branch circuit; one phase of a polyphase system.
  8. A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.

    [Obs.]

    He that will give a cap and make a leg in thanks for a favor he never received. Fuller.

  9. A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.

    [Slang, Eng.]
  10. The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
  11. An extension of the boiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; -- called also water leg.
  12. The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
  13. A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.

    A good leg (Naut.), a course sailed on a tack which is near the desired course. -- Leg bail, escape from custody by flight. [Slang] -- Legs of an hyperbola (or other curve) (Geom.), the branches of the curve which extend outward indefinitely. -- Legs of a triangle, the sides of a triangle; -- a name seldom used unless one of the sides is first distinguished by some appropriate term; as, the hypothenuse and two legs of a right-angled triangle. On one's legs, standing to speak. -- On one's last legs. See under Last. -- To have legs (Naut.), to have speed. -- To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to be independent.

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Leg

LEG, noun

1. The limb of an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running; properly, that part of the limb from the knee to the foot, but in a more general sense, the whole limb, including the thigh, the leg and the foot.

2. The long or slender support of any thing; as the leg of a table.

To make a leg to bow; a phrase introduced probably by the practice of drawing the right leg backward. [Little used.]

To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to trust to one's own strength or efforts without aid.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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1. The measuring of dimensions by a rule, as of a ship, cask, and the like.

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