An example of leg is the part of the body that humans move to walk.
An example of leg is one of the four supports that touch the floor on a chair.
A blockbuster movie that has legs.
Because we missed the bus, we had to leg it across town.
- One of the lower limbs.
- (anat.) The part of either lower limb from the knee to the foot.
- A bar or pole used as a support or prop.
- Any of the supports of a piece of furniture.
- Any of the branches of a forked or jointed object.
- (nautical) The distance traveled by a sailing vessel on a single tack.
- The part of an air route or a flight pattern that is between two successive stops, positions, or changes in direction.
- One of several contests that must be successfully completed in order to determine the winner of a competition.
- (sports) One stretch of a relay race.
- A justifiable or logical basis for defense; support:He doesn't have a leg to stand on in this debate.
- The act or an instance of assisting; a boost.
- A position of advantage; an edge:We have a leg up on the competition.
- At the end of one's strength or resources; ready to collapse, fail, or die.
- to become assertive, belligerent, etc.
- to have absolutely no defense, excuse, or justification
- not far from exhaustion, death, breakdown, etc.
- to tease or fool someone, esp. in a playful manner
- to hurry
- to dance
- to walk, esp. after sitting a long time
- to run away
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of leg
- Middle English from Old Norse leggr
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English leg, from Old Norse leggr (“leg, calf, bone of the arm or leg, hollow tube, stalk"), from Proto-Germanic *lagjaz, *lagwijaz (“leg, thigh"), from Proto-Indo-European *(Ç)lak-, *lÄ“k- (“leg; the main muscle of the arm or leg"). Cognate with Scots leg (“leg"), Icelandic leggur (“leg, limb"), Norwegian legg (“leg"), Swedish lÃ¤gg (“leg, shank, shaft"), Danish lÃ¦g (“leg"), Lombardic lagi (“thigh, shank, leg"), Latin lacertus (“limb, arm"), Persian Ù„Ù†Ú¯ (leng).