Definitions for: Limp


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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


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


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.

Synonyms: flaccid, hitch, hitch, hobble, hobble, lax, slack, stale, weak, wilted

See Also: continue, gait, go forward, proceed, walk

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