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Meaning of ELBOW

Pronunciation:  'elbow

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the joint of a mammal or bird that corresponds to the human elbow
  2. [n]  the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow; "his coat had patches over the elbows"
  3. [n]  a sharp bend in a road or river
  4. [n]  a length of pipe with a sharp bend in it
  5. [n]  hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
  6. [v]  shove one's elbow into another person's ribs
  7. [v]  push one's way with the elbows

ELBOW is a 5 letter word that starts with E.


 Synonyms: articulatio cubiti, cubital joint, cubitus, elbow joint
 See Also: arm, arm, articulatio, articulation, bend, cloth covering, crazy bone, curve, foreleg, funny bone, ginglymoid joint, ginglymus, hinge joint, joint, jostle, musculus articularis cubiti, nudge, pipage, pipe, piping, poke at, prod, shove, sleeve



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \El"bow\, n. [AS. elboga, elnboga (akin to D. elleboga,
    OHG. elinbogo, G. ellbogen, ellenbogen, Icel. ?lnbogi; prop.;
    arm-bend); eln ell (orig., forearm) + boga a bending. See 1st
    {Ell}, and 4th {Bow}.]
    1. The joint or bend of the arm; the outer curve in the
       middle of the arm when bent.
             Her arms to the elbows naked.         --R. of
    2. Any turn or bend like that of the elbow, in a wall,
       building, and the like; a sudden turn in a line of coast
       or course of a river; also, an angular or jointed part of
       any structure, as the raised arm of a chair or sofa, or a
       short pipe fitting, turning at an angle or bent.
    3. (Arch.) A sharp angle in any surface of wainscoting or
       other woodwork; the upright sides which flank any paneled
       work, as the sides of windows, where the jamb makes an
       elbow with the window back. --Gwilt.
    Note: Elbow is used adjectively or as part of a compound, to
          denote something shaped like, or acting like, an elbow;
          as, elbow joint; elbow tongs or elbow-tongs; elbowroom,
          elbow-room, or elbow room.
    {At the elbow}, very near; at hand.
    {Elbow grease}, energetic application of force in manual
       labor. [Low]
    {Elbow in the hawse} (Naut.), the twisting together of two
       cables by which a vessel rides at anchor, caused by
       swinging completely round once. --Totten.
    {Elbow scissors} (Surg.), scissors bent in the blade or shank
       for convenience in cutting. --Knight.
    {Out at elbow}, with coat worn through at the elbows; shabby;
       in needy circumstances.
  2. \El"bow\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Elbowed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To push or hit with the elbow, as when one pushes by another.
          They [the Dutch] would elbow our own aldermen off the
          Royal Exchange.                          --Macaulay.
    {To elbow one's way}, to force one's way by pushing with the
       elbows; as, to elbow one's way through a crowd.
  3. \El"bow\, v. i.
    1. To jut into an angle; to project or to bend after the
       manner of an elbow.
    2. To push rudely along; to elbow one's way. ``Purseproud,
       elbowing Insolence.'' --Grainger.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing your own elbows in your dream indicates that you need to make a space for yourself. Your dream may express hesitance or fear in crSeeing or eating your own space for fear of being scrutinized. Dreaming that your elbow is wounded, suggests your inability to function in some waking situation. It may also refer to some sexual anxiety. The right elbow relate to moral and ethical issues while the left elbow represents passiveness and your undeveloped characteristics.
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