limb-n; 7 Senses

Sense Number 1: the appendage of an animal, e.g., arm or wing

Commentary: LIMB[+structure][+anatomical][+major][+animal][+appendage][+arm/+leg/+wing]

The exercises in the yoga class will stretch all your limbs.
The amputee was experiencing phantom limb pain.
The wings of birds correspond to the front limbs of land animals.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: a major branch of a tree

Commentary: LIMB[+structure][+anatomical][+plant][+tree][+branch]

The black panther lay across the limb of tree, with a hind leg dangling free.
The gardner cut off two limbs of the elm tree that were diseased.
Many small birds were roosting in the limbs of the large conifer.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2

Sense Number 3: the edge of the apparent disk of a heavenly body, e.g, sun

Commentary: LIMB[+structure][+astronomical][+apparent][+edge][+disk][+body][+celestial]
NOTE: it is an -apparent- structure, because these objects are spheres, not disks.

The limb of the moon had a pale blue ring all around it.
During an eclipse, the tiny sparkles along the limb of the moon are called 'Bailey's Beads'
This solar photograph shows sun spots near the lower lim of the sun's image.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3

Sense Number 4: either half of an archery bow

Commentary: LIMB[+structure][+component][+weapon][+bow][+archery]

There is a crack in the upper limb of this archery bow.
The archer grasped his bow at the handle, between the two limbs.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 4

Sense Number 5: the graduated arc of an instrument used to measure angles

Commentary: LIMB[+structure][+component][+instrument][+measuring][+arc]

The limb of this sextant is warped and will not give accurate measurements.
The sea captain traced the angle with the limb of his compass.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 5

Sense Number 6: any form that resembles a human arm, e.g. land mass

Commentary: LIMB[+form][+projection][+resemblance][+arm][+land/+building]

It was a long, low limb of land jutting out from the main headland.
The two peninsulas are divided by a limb of the sea that stretches between them.

WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 6

Sense Number 7: a dangerous or precarious situation

Commentary: Idiom: out_on_a_limb

He went out on a political limb to try to salvage the campaign.
They are out on a limb financially until the buyer actually closes on the house.

WordNet 0.0 Sense Numbers: idiom