leg1 W1S1 [leg] n▬▬▬▬▬▬▬1¦(body part)¦2¦(meat)¦3¦(furniture)¦4¦(clothing)¦5¦(journey/race)¦6¦(sport)¦7 not have a leg to stand on8 get your leg over9 have legs▬▬▬▬▬▬▬[Date: 1200-1300; : Old Norse; Origin: leggr]1.) ¦(BODY PART)¦one of the long parts of your body that your feet are joined to, or a similar part on an animal or insect▪ a young boy with skinny legs▪ She fell and broke her leg.four-legged/long-legged etc▪ four-legged animals2.) ¦(MEAT)¦ [U and C]the leg of an animal when it is cooked and eaten as food▪ roast leg of lamb3.) ¦(FURNITURE)¦one of the upright parts that support a piece of furniture▪ One of the legs on the table was a bit wobbly.▪ a chair leg▪ a three-legged stool4.) ¦(CLOTHING)¦the part of your trousers that covers your leg▪ The legs of my jeans were covered in mud.▪ He rolled up his trouser legs and waded out into the stream.5.) ¦(JOURNEY/RACE)¦one part of a long journey or raceleg of▪ the final leg of the Tour de France6.) ¦(SPORT)¦ BrEone of the series of games in a football competition played between two teams▪ Leeds will have to win the second leg if they are to go forward to the finals.7.) not have a leg to stand on informalto be in a situation where you cannot prove or legally support what you say▪ If you didn't sign a contract, you won't have a leg to stand on.8.) get your leg overBrE informal not polite to have sex with someone9.) have legsAmE informal if a piece of news has legs, people continue to be interested in it and talk about it→on its last legs at ↑last1 (9), on your last legs at ↑last1 (8), pull sb's leg at ↑pull1 (11), ↑leg-pull, ↑leg-up, ↑peg leg, ↑sea legs→shake a leg at ↑shake1 (9)→show a leg at ↑show1 (23)→stretch your legs at ↑stretch1 (7)leg 2leg2 v past tense and past participle legged present participle leggingBrE informalleg itto run in order to escape from someone or something▪ We saw him coming, and legged it out of the house.
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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 — ► 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 … English terms 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