extremity

  • 1 Extremity — Ex*trem i*ty, n.; pl. {Extremities}. [L. extremitas: cf. F. extr[ e]mit[ e].] 1. The extreme part; the utmost limit; the farthest or remotest point or part; as, the extremities of a country. [1913 Webster] They sent fleets . . . to the… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 extremity — [n1] ultimate; limit acme, acuteness, adversity, apex, apogee, border, bound, boundary, brim, brink, butt, climax, consummation, crisis, depth, dire straits, disaster, edge, end, excess, extreme, extremes, frontier, height, last, margin, maximum …

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  • 3 extremity — I (death) noun cessation of being, cessation of existence, cessation of life, dose, completion, conclusion, demise, departure, discontinuance, discontinuation, dissolution, end, end of life, expiration, extinction, extinguishment, finish, passing …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 extremity — late 14c., from O.Fr. estremite (13c.), from L. extremitatem (nom. extremitas) the end of a thing, from extremus; see EXTREME (Cf. extreme), the etymological sense of which is better preserved in this word …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 extremity — *extreme Analogous words: *limit, bound, end, confine, term …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 extremity — ► NOUN (pl. extremities) 1) the furthest point or limit. 2) (extremities) the hands and feet. 3) severity or seriousness. 4) extreme adversity …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 extremity — [ek strem′ə tē, ikstrem′ə tē] n. pl. extremities [ME & OFr extremite < L extremitas < extremus: see EXTREME] 1. the outermost or utmost point or part; end 2. the greatest degree 3. a state of extreme necessity, danger, etc. 4. Archaic the… …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 extremity — [[t]ɪkstre̱mɪti[/t]] extremities 1) N COUNT: with supp The extremity of something is its furthest end or edge. [FORMAL] ...a small port on the north western extremity of the Iberian peninsula. ...the extremities of the aeroplane. 2) N PLURAL: oft …

    English dictionary

  • 9 extremity — UK [ɪkˈstremətɪ] / US noun Word forms extremity : singular extremity plural extremities formal 1) a) [countable, usually plural] a part of your body that is furthest from the main part, for example a finger or toe b) [countable] a part of… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 extremity — /ik strem i tee/, n., pl. extremities. 1. the extreme or terminal point, limit, or part of something. 2. a limb of the body. 3. Usually, extremities. the end part of a limb, as a hand or foot: to experience cold in one s extremities. 4. Often,… …

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  • 11 extremity — Synonyms and related words: Thule, Ultima Thule, abandon, abstract, aching heart, acme, acuteness, agony, agony of mind, all, anguish, animality, apex, apogee, arch, arms, atrocity, bale, barbarity, bitter end, bitterness, bleeding heart, blind… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 12 extremity — ex|trem|i|ty [ıkˈstremıti] n plural extremities 1.) [C usually plural] one of the parts of your body that is furthest away from the centre, for example your fingers and toes 2.) [U] the degree to which something goes beyond what is usually… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 extremity — ex|trem|i|ty [ ık streməti ] noun FORMAL 1. ) count usually plural a part of your body that is farthest from the main part, for example a finger or toe a ) count a part of something that is farthest from the main part: The boatyard is located at… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 extremity — noun 1) the eastern extremity Syn: limit, end, edge, side, farthest point, boundary, border, frontier; perimeter, periphery, margin; literary bourn, marge 2) she lost feeling in her extremities Syn …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 15 extremity — ex•trem•i•ty [[t]ɪkˈstrɛm ɪ ti[/t]] n. pl. ties 1) the extreme or terminal point, limit, or part of something 2) anat. a limb of the body 3) anat. Usu., extremities. the end part of a limb, as a hand or foot 4) Often, extremities. a condition of… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 extremity — noun (plural ties) Date: 14th century 1. a. the farthest or most remote part, section, or point < the island s westernmost extremity > b. a limb of the body; especially a human hand or foot 2. a. extreme danger or critical need b. a moment mar …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 17 extremity — noun 1 (countable often plural) one of the parts of your body that is furthest away from the centre, for example your fingers and toes 2 (U) the degree to which a belief, opinion, situation, or action goes beyond what is usually thought to be… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 extremity — /əkˈstrɛməti / (say uhk stremuhtee), /ɛk / (say ek ) noun (plural extremities) 1. the extreme or terminal point, limit, or part of something. 2. a limb of the body. 3. the end part of a limb, as a hand or foot. 4. (often plural) a condition, or… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 Extremity — The extremities in medical language are not freezing cold or scorching heat but rather the uttermost parts of the body. The extremities are simply the hands and feet. The use of extremity to mean a hand or foot is quite ancient. According to the… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 20 extremity — [ɪkˈstreməti] noun formal 1) [C] a part of something that is furthest from the main part the southern extremity of the island[/ex] 2) extremities [plural] your fingers or toes …

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