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Limp appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • "Trap mildew or char one menorah!" crowed limp Art.
  • I may argue I limp, mad as a damp milieu: gray am I.
  • Now I see penury, can its bowed limp mildew obstinacy run epees I won?
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The word limp is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective limp

What does limp mean as an attribute of a noun?

Limp is one of the top 1000 most common adjectives in the English language.

adjective - degrees: limper | limpest

  1. without energy or will
    • examples: gave a limp handshake | a limp gesture as if waving away all desire to know
    • synonym of limp: wilted
    • similar: weak
  2. lacking or having lost rigidity
    • examples: limp lettuce | he felt his body go limp
    • similar: lax

Alternative definition of the adjective limp


  1. flaccid; flabby, as flesh.
  2. lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.

Definition of the noun limp

What does limp mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: limps

  1. the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    • lexical domain: Acts - nouns denoting acts or actions
    • synonyms of limp: hitch / hobble
    • more generic word: gait = a person's manner of walking

Alternative definition of the noun limp


  1. An irregular, jerky or awkward gait
  2. A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve
  3. A code-word among Jacobites, standing for 'L'ouis XIV, 'J'ames II, Queen 'M'ary of Modena and the 'P'rince of Wales.

Definition of the verb limp

What does limp mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: limped | limping | limps

  1. walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
  2. proceed slowly or with difficulty
    • examples: the boat limped into the harbor | They limp up the hill
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic terms: continue / go forward / proceed = move ahead

Alternative definition of the verb limp


  1. [intransitive] To walk lamely, as if favouring one leg.
  2. [intransitive, figuratively, of a vehicle] To travel with a malfunctioning system of propulsion
  3. [context: poker slang, intransitive] To call.

Specialised definition of the verb limp

Glossary of sports

to walk with an uneven step because of an injury or disability; a way of walking or running that involves a degree of motion impairment, usually as a result of injury (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)


  1. Limp was an American pop punk band formed in 1994, with strong influences in both rock and ska, hailing from the San Francisco Bay Area. Limp released three studio albums on Honest Don's, a subsidiary label of Fat Wreck Chords, as well as an EP released on Fueled by Ramen, before their 2002 breakup.
  2. Limp is a musical group.

There are other groups with in their name, like Limp Wrist, Limp Bizkit, Limp Richerds and The Limp Twins.


  1. "Limp" is the 2000 single by Fiona Apple.
    • released in (15 years ago)
  2. "Limp" is a musical album of Limp.
    • released on (12 years ago)
  3. "Limp" is a composition.
  4. "Limp" is a musical EP of Limp.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  5. "Limp" is a musical single of Sumo Cyco.
    • released on


"Limp" is a 1999 romantic comedy film directed by Duane Lavold.


  1. Limp a.k.a. Parma Airport is located 1.3 NM northwest of Parma, a city in the Emilia Romagna region of Italy. The airport was opened on 5 May 1991. It is also known as Giuseppe Verdi Airport or Parma "Giuseppe Verdi" Airport, named after Giuseppe Verdi.
    • also known as 帕尔马机场
    • part of Italy
  2. Limp a.k.a. Limp, Kentucky: Limp is an unincorporated community in Hardin County, Kentucky, United States.


  1. Limp: A limp is a type of asymmetric abnormality of the gait. Limping may be caused by pain, weakness, neuromuscular imbalance, or a skeletal deformity. The most common underlying cause of a painful limp is physical trauma; however, in the absence of trauma, other serious causes, such as septic arthritis or slipped capital femoral epiphysis, may be present. The diagnostic approach involves ruling out potentially serious causes via the use of X-rays, blood tests, and sometimes joint aspiration. Initial treatment involves pain management. A limp is the presenting problem in about 4% of children who visit hospital emergency departments.
    • also known as Deambulazione difficoltosa, Kreupelheid
  2. LIMP is a website.
    • also known as ), Giuseppe, Airport Code LIMP, LIMP Airport Code, Parma Airport (Aeroporto di Parma , Verdi

Phrases with Limp

  1. Limp in
  2. Limp Dick
  3. Limp-Dick
  4. Limp Reraise
  5. Limp-Wristed
  6. Limp Reraised
  7. Limp Mannagrass
  8. to limp

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Limp

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Google previewThe Dictionary of Medical and Surgical Knowledge ... By the Editor of the “Dictionary of Useful Knowledge” &c. [i.e. Robert Kemp Philp.] (1864)

cloth, limp, SIXI'ENCE. The Same Work, With the Hymns only. 481110., cloth, limp, THREEPENCE. Smith (Samuel), Bible Psalmody. Selections from Scripture set to Music for Congregational or Private Use. Organ, Soprano, Alto ...

Google previewA Concise Dictionary of Egyptian Archaeology (1902)

by Mary Brodrick

limp cloth, 6s. Lvcreti Cari de Rervm Natvra. By C. Bailey. Crown 8vo, paper covers, 2s. 6d. ; limp cloth, 3s. Cornelii Taciti Opera Minora. By H. Furneaux. Crown 8vo, paper covers, Is. 6d. ; limp cloth, 2s. Aeschyli ...

Google previewThe Concise New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English (2014)

by Tom Dalzell, Terry Victor

UK, 1982 limp verb in poker, to reserve...

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Usage statistics about limp

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun limp:


Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the verb limp:


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Limp Meaning

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Quotes about Limp

Better limp all the way to heaven than not get there at all. (William Ashley)
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Scrabble value of L1I1M3P3

The value of this 4-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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