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Webster 1913 Edition


Leg

Leg

(lĕg)
,
Noun.
[Icel.
leggr
; akin to Dan.
læg
calf of the leg, Sw.
lägg
.]
1.
A limb or member of an animal used for supporting the body, and in running, climbing, and swimming; esp., that part of the limb between the knee and foot.
2.
That which resembles a leg in form or use; especially, any long and slender support on which any object rests;
as, the
leg
of a table; the
leg
of a pair of compasses or dividers.
3.
The part of any article of clothing which covers the leg;
as, the
leg
of a stocking or of a pair of trousers
.
4.
A bow, esp. in the phrase to make a leg; probably from drawing the leg backward in bowing.
[Obs.]
He that will give a cap and make a
leg
in thanks for a favor he never received.
Fuller.
5.
A disreputable sporting character; a blackleg.
[Slang, Eng.]
6.
(Naut.)
The course and distance made by a vessel on one tack or between tacks.
7.
(Steam Boiler)
An extension of the boiler downward, in the form of a narrow space between vertical plates, sometimes nearly surrounding the furnace and ash pit, and serving to support the boiler; – called also
water leg
.
8.
(Grain Elevator)
The case containing the lower part of the belt which carries the buckets.
9.
(Cricket)
A fielder whose position is on the outside, a little in rear of the batter.
A good leg
(Naut.)
,
a course sailed on a tack which is near the desired course.
Leg bail
,
escape from custody by flight.
[Slang]
Legs of an hyperbola
(or other curve)
(Geom.)
,
the branches of the curve which extend outward indefinitely.
Legs of a triangle
,
the sides of a triangle; – a name seldom used unless one of the sides is first distinguished by some appropriate term;
as, the hypotenuse and two
legs
of a right-angled triangle
.
On one’s legs
,
standing to speak.
On one's last legs
.
See under
Last
.
To have legs
(Naut.)
,
to have speed.
To stand on one's own legs
,
to support one's self; to be independent.

Leg

(lĕg)
,
Verb.
T.
To use as a leg, with it as object
:
(a)
To bow.
[Obs.]
(b)
To run.
[Low]

Webster 1828 Edition


Leg

LEG

,
Noun.
1.
The limb of an animal, used in supporting the body and in walking and running; properly, that part of the limb from the knee to the foot, but in a more general sense, the whole limb, including the thigh, the leg and the foot.
2.
The long or slender support of any thing; as the leg of a table.
To make a leg, to bow; a phrase introduced probably by the practice of drawing the right leg backward. [Little used.]
To stand on one's own legs, to support one's self; to trust to one's own strength or efforts without aid.

Definition 2022


lég

lég

See also: leg, lèg, -leg, leg-, and leg.

Hungarian

Noun

lég (plural légek or legek)

  1. air, atmosphere
  2. air-, aerial (in compound words)

Declension

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative lég légek
accusative léget légeket
dative légnek légeknek
instrumental léggel légekkel
causal-final légért légekért
translative léggé légekké
terminative légig légekig
essive-formal légként légekként
essive-modal
inessive légben légekben
superessive légen légeken
adessive légnél légeknél
illative légbe légekbe
sublative légre légekre
allative léghez légekhez
elative légből légekből
delative légről légekről
ablative légtől légektől
Possessive forms of lég
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. légem
2nd person sing. léged
3rd person sing. lége
1st person plural légünk
2nd person plural légetek
3rd person plural légük

or

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative lég legek
accusative leget legeket
dative légnek legeknek
instrumental léggel legekkel
causal-final légért legekért
translative léggé legekké
terminative légig legekig
essive-formal légként legekként
essive-modal
inessive légben legekben
superessive légen legeken
adessive légnél legeknél
illative légbe legekbe
sublative légre legekre
allative léghez legekhez
elative légből legekből
delative légről legekről
ablative légtől legektől
Possessive forms of lég
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. legem
2nd person sing. leged
3rd person sing. lege
1st person plural legünk
2nd person plural legetek
3rd person plural legük

Derived terms

References

  1. Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6