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Limp definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

LIMP, v.i. To halt; to walk lamely.
LIMP, n. A halt; act of limping.
LIMP, a. Vapid; weak. [Not used.]

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: not firm; "wilted lettuce" [syn: limp, wilted]
2: lacking in strength or firmness or resilience; "gave a limp handshake"; "a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know" G.K.Chesterton; "a slack grip" n
1: the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg [syn: hitch, hobble, limp] v
1: walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; "The old woman hobbles down to the store every day" [syn: limp, gimp, hobble, hitch]
2: proceed slowly or with difficulty; "the boat limped into the harbor"

Merriam Webster's

I. intransitive verb Etymology: probably from Middle English lympen to fall short; akin to Old English limpan to happen, lemphealt lame Date: circa 1570 1. a. to walk lamely; especially to walk favoring one leg b. to go unsteadily ; falter 2. to proceed slowly or with difficulty <the ship limped back to port> limper noun II. noun Date: 1818 a limping movement or gait III. adjective Etymology: akin to 1limp Date: circa 1706 1. a. lacking firm texture, substance, or structure <limp curtains> <her hair hung limp about her shoulders> b. not stiff or rigid <a book in a limp binding> 2. a. weary, exhausted <limp with fatigue> b. lacking in strength, vigor, or firmness ; spiritless limply adverb limpness noun

Oxford Reference Dictionary

1. v. & n. --v.intr. 1 walk lamely. 2 (of a damaged ship, aircraft, etc.) proceed with difficulty. 3 (of verse) be defective. --n. a lame walk. Derivatives: limper n. limpingly adv. Etymology: rel. to obs. limphalt lame, OE lemp-healt 2. adj. 1 not stiff or firm; easily bent. 2 without energy or will. 3 (of a book) having a soft cover. Derivatives: limply adv. limpness n. Etymology: 18th c.: orig. unkn.: perh. rel. to LIMP(1) in the sense 'hanging loose'

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Limp Limp, n. A halt; the act of limping.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Limp Limp, n. (Ore Washing) A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Limp Limp, a. [Cf. Icel. limpa limpness, weakness, and E. lap, n., lop, v. t. Cf. Limber, a.] 1. Flaccid; flabby, as flesh. --Walton. 2. Lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Limp Limp (l[i^]mp), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Limped (l[i^]mt; 215); p. pr. & vb. n. Limping.] [Cf. AS. lemphealt lame, OHG. limphen to limp, be weak; perh. akin to E. lame, or to limp, a [root]120.] To halt; to walk lamely. Also used figuratively. --Shak.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(limps, limping, limped, limper, limpest) 1. If a person or animal limps, they walk with difficulty or in an uneven way because one of their legs or feet is hurt. I wasn't badly hurt, but I injured my thigh and had to limp... He had to limp off with a leg injury. VERB: V, V adv/prep Limp is also a noun. A stiff knee following surgery forced her to walk with a limp. N-COUNT: usu a N in sing 2. If you say that something such as an organization, process, or vehicle limps along, you mean that it continues slowly or with difficulty, for example because it has been weakened or damaged. In recent years the newspaper had been limping along on limited resources... A British battleship, which had been damaged severely in the battle of Crete, came limping into Pearl Harbor. VERB: V adv/prep, V adv/prep 3. If you describe something as limp, you mean that it is soft or weak when it should be firm or strong. A residue can build up on the hair shaft, leaving the hair limp and dull looking. ADJ limply Flags and bunting hung limply in the still, warm air. ADV: ADV with v 4. If someone is limp, their body has no strength and is not moving, for example because they are asleep or unconscious. He carried her limp body into the room and laid her on the bed... ADJ

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. a. Limber, flaccid, flexile. II. v. n. Halt, hobble, walk lame. III. n. Halt, limping gait.

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