Adjective "leg" definition and examples

(Leg may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/lɛɡ/

Definitions and examples

noun

Each of the limbs on which a person or animal walks and stands.
  1. 'he was off as fast as his legs would carry him'
  2. 'Some apes started walking on hind legs, employing their forelimbs as hands for holding and shaping tools.'
  3. 'Mr Horne said Ellie had suffered a broken leg, facial injuries and a fractured cheekbone.'
  4. 'She patted my leg, then stood and walked off into the gloom.'
  5. 'This dinosaur grew to about four meters long and a little over a meter tall, walking on all four legs.'
  6. 'A buzzard has strong, thick, feathered legs and walks with a dignified gait.'
  7. 'Bowing of the legs in a toddler is not uncommon and may sometimes cause the child to trip.'
  8. 'They all stood with their legs together and their hands on their hips.'
  9. 'The bigger muscles in the arms and legs stiffen between four and six hours after death.'
  10. 'Lee, 29, was taken to Doncaster Royal Infirmary after he suffered multiple injuries to his legs and arms.'
  11. 'The beast stood on two legs, but walked hunched over, with its front claws just inches off the ground.'
  12. 'a roast leg of lamb'
  13. 'She also did advanced medical training, practising stitches on raw chicken legs lest she be called upon to perform an emergency operation on board.'
  14. 'Other suspects are roast beef, ham, salami sticks, chicken legs and unpasteurised milk.'
  15. 'It's a little sweet, but that makes it great with a big old-fashioned glazed country ham or a barbecued leg of lamb.'
  16. 'Next time you roast chicken or a leg of lamb, tuck some pumpkin chunks into the roasting dish.'
  17. 'And like before there are still wooden tables, wooden benches, and stacks and stacks of pork chops and chicken legs.'
  18. 'My colleague Noel was keener on the more traditional choice of roast leg of lamb.'
  19. 'She smirked at him, then picked up a chicken leg and ate all the meat off of it in one bite.'
  20. 'Two legs of roast lamb on the bone had been cooked just right, with a little charring on the outside to give that attractive, barbecued taste.'
  21. 'I've opted for roe deer as the size of the haunch, similar to a leg of lamb, is a perfect size for roasting.'
  22. 'Wrap the legs of the bird in foil to protect from over-cooking.'
  23. 'I want to buy cute summer dresses, not horrible trouser suits with tapered legs.'
  24. 'I'd tucked the bottom of my trouser legs into these boots as Izzy had directed, but I think it only made them look worse.'
  25. 'There was a good inch of exposed skin where his trouser leg stopped short.'
  26. 'He emphasized the paratroopers' privilege of wearing their trouser legs tucked into their jump boots.'
  27. 'Max Mara proposes high-waisted pants closed with a row of tiny buttons down the legs.'
  28. 'He hoists up his trouser leg and shows you the scar.'
  29. 'The boys wore bicycle clips so their trouser legs would not get caught in the chain of the bike.'
  30. 'Trouser legs are down to ankles and kaftans are girded with a long piece of rope.'
  31. 'Still, on a brighter note it is fantastic to see two shoes poking out of my trouser legs again.'
  32. 'All I find is my older brother James in a tangled mess on the floor, having just tripped over his trouser legs.'
  33. 'Instead he went one better, judging the line perfectly and giving the ball just enough legs to make it up the slope for a winning birdie.'
  34. 'With the Alberta Foundation for the Arts stepping up the whole idea grew some legs.'
  35. 'An idea needs legs, and no more humane way exists of evaluating an idea than seeing how it gets about.'
Each of the supports of a chair, table, or other structure.
  1. 'the house was set on legs'
  2. 'They thought he was pointing a shotgun at them, but in fact the ‘gun’ was a table leg which he had recently repaired and placed in a bag.'
  3. 'The living room consists of only two things: An old couch and a coffee table with short legs.'
  4. 'One example would be the legs on the table for the exhibition.'
  5. 'Disappointed and bemused, Don demoted me to sanding square table legs with a belt sander.'
  6. 'Improvised weapons such as shovels, chairs and table legs also can be used to fend off adversaries.'
  7. 'It scorched a table and blew the legs off a chair.'
  8. 'As I jumped up, I tripped over the legs of my table, and ended up on the floor.'
  9. 'Some of these tables were equipped with removable legs, enabling the table to be laid flat in a box only ten inches deep.'
  10. 'A simple glass-topped table on stainless steel legs, or else an antique oak top and metal base are likely to be popular.'
  11. 'The police claim they challenged Harry, who turned in a ‘smooth fluid motion’, pointing the table leg at them.'
A section or stage of a journey or process.
  1. 'Last night they were forced to complete the final leg of their journey from Wales to London by train.'
  2. 'I'm glad I didn't exercise my upgrade options on this outbound leg of the trip.'
  3. 'Marcus is on the final leg of his round-the-world journey via South Africa, Australia and Los Angeles.'
  4. 'Graham finished up in Somerset this morning and set off on the next leg of his long journey, to visit his father who has been seriously ill.'
  5. 'The next leg of his journey will take him to the United States, where he has been invited to perform by the Country Music Association.'
  6. 'This is used to cover the expenses incurred on the return leg of the journey.'
  7. 'However, he managed to make the final leg of his journey without any police interference.'
  8. 'The second leg of its journey started at 6.15 am on Sunday.'
  9. 'The Roadking truck stop marks the next leg of the journey as you head south on Barlow Trail though more industrial parks until coming to Glenmore Trail.'
  10. 'I had an interesting taxi driver for the last leg of the journey.'
  11. 'During the return leg of their journey, they met up with traders who had believed them dead and were proceeding west nonetheless.'
  12. 'A sail blows off the foredeck and a spinnaker drum jams so they can't jibe on the downwind leg.'
  13. 'On the downwind leg to a dan-buoy at Henholme, Pilgrim managed to get an inside turn on Liberty and rounded in second.'
  14. 'they were defending a 3–0 lead from the first leg'
  15. 'Alex McLeish's side came off second best to the Russian champions in the first leg of their final qualifying round tie.'
  16. 'There's been more action in the opening five minutes of this game than in both legs of the all-Milan semi-final.'
  17. 'one leg of its race round the globe'
  18. 'The world's leading cyclists will come to Newport on 21 August for the eighth leg of the prestigious competition.'
  19. 'On the first leg of the race ‘Loose Cannon’ outdistanced the fleet leaving them in a wind hole at the windward mark.'
  20. 'he took the first leg with 7 darts'
  21. 'I played two or three legs of fantastic darts and then didn't play well for a couple.'
  22. 'Not only this, but, fortified by the fact that I had drunk his lager by mistake, Ken managed to hit the winning double in the second leg of the last match.'
A branch of a forked object.
    The half of the field (as divided lengthways through the pitch) away from which the batsman's feet are pointed when standing to receive the ball.
    1. 'With so many fielders on the leg side, Younis spent the better part of his innings improvising, mostly with excellent reverse-sweeps.'
    2. 'Marcus Trescothick flicked at a ball down the leg side and an audible click sent Lee pirouetting down the pitch in delight.'
    3. 'Wavell Hinds nicked his first delivery, and Lee struck again when he angled a ball down the leg side that flicked Chris Gayle's glove.'
    A deferential gesture made by drawing back one leg and bending it while keeping the front leg straight.

      verb

      Travel by foot; walk.
      1. 'Skateboards have become a real (if technically illegal) alternative to legging it in this city.'
      2. 'They were around in the morning when we got up so we hurriedly struck camp and legged it up the hill to the east of the camp before we could get bitten to shreds.'
      3. 'I promptly fell back to sleep and woke up way too late, grabbed my clothes, legged it down the road and got a bus to Earls Court station.'
      4. 'I decided on the latter option and legged it, all the while controlling the other natural instinct until I reached a suitably appointed restroom facility.'
      5. 'First of all, shopping list in hand, I legged it down to the San Francisco Ferry Building to see what fresh produce I could pick up there at the Farmers Market.'
      6. '‘His friends legged it down here to tell us,’ said Mr Lorne.'
      7. 'Once they got to the other side they must have legged it towards Chippenham because they were not there when we got to the river bank and there was nobody else around.'
      8. '‘Then two men pushed us aside and ripped the front off the machine before legging it past Waverley's and Safeway into the cemetery,’ she said.'
      9. 'We legged it back home, got changed and watched TV for the rest of the night.'
      10. 'I left work early and legged it up to north North London expecting my shiny fully-working car to be all ready and waiting for me.'
      11. 'he legged it after someone shouted at him'
      12. 'I had three panic attacks in three days, the most severe of which involved me legging it in the middle of Keswick.'
      13. 'He stood around for a few minutes then took the opportunity to leg it.'
      14. 'The light started to fade and I could hear the sound of booted feet legging it out of the alley.'
      15. 'When we attempted to contact them for an explanation as to this outrage, we were told that they had just legged it down the fire escape and into the nearest pub.'
      16. 'I had to do an emergency stop on a hill, get out of the car with Astel and leg it after some crooks on foot.'
      17. 'I sheepishly looked round for Ray and Fred, but they had very sensibly legged it.'
      18. 'I delicately sidestepped, wagged a finger, muttered ‘come on, none of that’ and legged it.'
      19. 'I make a move like I'm going to start running after him and he shrieks slightly before legging it out the door.'
      20. 'He dodges after the fat kid, who, with surprising adroitness, double-feints and legs it back into the bar.'
      21. 'Being a bit more intelligent, the officer legs it.'
      Propel (a boat) through a tunnel on a canal by pushing with one's legs against the tunnel roof or sides.
      1. 'It was taken in 1914 after he broke the canal's record for the time taken to leg a boat through the tunnel.'

      More definitions

      1. either of the two lower limbs of a biped, as a human being, or any of the paired limbs of an animal, arthropod, etc., that support and move the body.

      2. Anatomy. the lower limb of a human being from the knee to the ankle.

      3. something resembling or suggesting a leg in use, position, or appearance.

      4. the part of a garment that covers the leg: the leg of a stocking; trouser leg.

      5. one of usually several, relatively tall, slender supports for a piece of furniture.

      6. one of the s

      More examples(as adjective)

      "places can be leg."

      "victories can be leg."

      "sides can be leg."

      "results can be leg."

      "matches can be leg."

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      Origin

      Middle English (superseding shank): from Old Norse leggr (compare with Danish læg ‘calf (of the leg)’), of Germanic origin.

      Phrase

      feel (or find) one's legs
      get one's leg over
      have the legs of
      not have a leg to stand on
      on one's hind legs
      on one's last legs