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EXTREMITY

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does extremity mean? 

EXTREMITY (noun)
  The noun EXTREMITY has 5 senses:

1. an external body part that projects from the body
2. an extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)
3. the greatest or utmost degree
4. the outermost or farthest region or point
5. that part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

  Familiarity information: EXTREMITY used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


EXTREMITY (noun)


Sense 1extremity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An external body part that projects from the body

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

appendage; extremity; member

Context example:

it is important to keep the extremities warm

Hypernyms ("extremity" is a kind of...):

external body part (any body part visible externally)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "extremity"):

chelicera (either of the first pair of fang-like appendages near the mouth of an arachnid; often modified for grasping and piercing)

dactyl; digit (a finger or toe in human beings or corresponding body part in other vertebrates)

limb (one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper)

pleopod; swimmeret (one of the paired abdominal appendages of certain aquatic crustaceans that function primarily for carrying the eggs in females and are usually adapted for swimming)

fin (organ of locomotion and balance in fishes and some other aquatic animals)

parapodium (one of a pair of fleshy appendages of a polychete annelid that functions in locomotion and breathing)

chela; claw; nipper; pincer (a grasping structure on the limb of a crustacean or other arthropods)

mouthpart (any part of the mouth of an insect or other arthropod especially one adapted to a specific way of feeding)


Sense 2extremity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An extreme condition or state (especially of adversity or disease)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("extremity" is a kind of...):

adversity; hard knocks; hardship (a state of misfortune or affliction)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "extremity"):

bitter end (the final extremity (however unpleasant it may be))


Sense 3extremity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The greatest or utmost degree

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Context example:

the extremity of despair

Hypernyms ("extremity" is a kind of...):

ultimacy; ultimateness (the state or degree of being ultimate; the final or most extreme in degree or size or time or distance,)


Sense 4extremity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The outermost or farthest region or point

Classified under:

Nouns denoting spatial position

Hypernyms ("extremity" is a kind of...):

part; region (the extended spatial location of something)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "extremity"):

bound; boundary; bounds (the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something)

end (either extremity of something that has length)

extreme; extreme point; extremum (the point located farthest from the middle of something)

limit (as far as something can go)


Sense 5extremity [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

That part of a limb that is farthest from the torso

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Hypernyms ("extremity" is a kind of...):

external body part (any body part visible externally)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "extremity"):

toe (one of the digits of the foot)

finger (any of the terminal members of the hand (sometimes excepting the thumb))

hand; manus; mitt; paw (the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb)

pedal extremity; vertebrate foot (the extremity of the limb in vertebrates)

Holonyms ("extremity" is a part of...):

limb (one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper)


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