Limp vs Stager - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between limp and stager
is that limp
is a scraper of board or sheet-iron shaped like half the head of a small cask, used for scraping the ore off the sieve in the operation of hand-jigging or limp
can be an irregular, jerky or awkward gait while stager
is an actor on the stage.
As a verb limp
is to happen; befall; chance or limp
can be to be inadequate or unsatisfactory or limp
can be to walk lamely, as if favouring one leg.
As an adjective limp
is flaccid; flabby, as flesh.
From (etyl) limpen, from (etyl) .
To happen; befall; chance.
To come upon; meet.
From (etyl) *. See above.
flaccid; flabby, as flesh.
lacking stiffness; flimsy; as, a limp cravat.
(of a penis) not erect
(of a man) not having an erect penis
* 2011 , Tom Fordyce, Rugby World Cup 2011: England 12-19 France [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/rugby_union/15210221.stm]
- Another line-out was stolen, and when the ball was sent left Clerc stepped and spun through limp challenges from Wilkinson, Chris Ashton and Foden to dive over and make it 11-0.
To be inadequate or unsatisfactory.
A scraper of board or sheet-iron shaped like half the head of a small cask, used for scraping the ore off the sieve in the operation of hand-jigging.
From (etyl) *.
To walk lamely, as if favouring one leg.
, date=April 11
, author=Phil McNulty
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, passage=Dirk Kuyt sandwiched a goal in between Carroll's double as City endured a night of total misery, with captain Carlos Tevez limping
off early on with a hamstring strain that puts a serious question mark over his participation in Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Manchester United at Wembley. }}
(intransitive, figuratively, of a vehicle) To travel with a malfunctioning system of propulsion
(poker slang) To call.
- The bomber limped home on one engine.
An irregular, jerky or awkward gait
A scraper for removing poor ore or refuse from the sieve
A code-word among s, standing for L'ouis XIV, '''J'''ames II, Queen '''M'''ary of Modena and the ' P rince of Wales.
[Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, Millennium Edition, art. "Limp"]
An actor on the stage.
One who stages a theatrical performance.
* 1994 , Richard Beadle, The Cambridge Companion to Medieval English Theatre (page 271)
One who has long acted on the stage of life; a practitioner; a person of experience, or of skill derived from long experience.
A horse used in drawing a stage.
- Here the principal stagers of saints' plays appear to have been the civic authorities, and guilds or confreries, and the popularity of this type of drama owed much to the cult of saints