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LIMBO

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does limbo mean? 

LIMBO (noun)
  The noun LIMBO has 3 senses:

1. the state of being disregarded or forgotten
2. an imaginary place for lost or neglected things
3. (theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)

  Familiarity information: LIMBO used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LIMBO (noun)


Sense 1limbo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state of being disregarded or forgotten

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

limbo; oblivion

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

obscurity (an obscure and unimportant standing; not well known)


Sense 2limbo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An imaginary place for lost or neglected things

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

fictitious place; imaginary place; mythical place (a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings)


Sense 3limbo [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(theology) in Roman Catholicism, the place of unbaptized but innocent or righteous souls (such as infants and virtuous individuals)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

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

fictitious place; imaginary place; mythical place (a place that exists only in imagination; a place said to exist in fictional or religious writings)

Domain category:

divinity; theology (the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth)


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