Limbo

Definition of Limbo

Lim´bo   Pronunciation: lĭm´bô
n.1.(Scholastic Theol.) An spiritual region where certain classes of souls were supposed to await the last judgment.
As far from help as Limbo is from bliss.
- Shak.
A Limbo large and broad, since called
The Paradise of fools.
- Milton.
2.Hence: Any real or imaginary place of restraint or confinement; a prison; as, to put a man in limbo.
3.A state of waiting, or uncertainty, in which final judgment concerning the outcome of a decision is postponed, perhaps indefinitely; neglect for an indefinite time; as, the proposal was left in limbo while opponents and proponents refused to compromise.
4.(Anat.) A border or margin; as, the limbus of the cornea.
1.A West Indian dance contest, in which participants must dance under a pole which is lowered successively until only one participant can successfully pass under, without falling. It is often performed at celebrations, such as weddings.

Related Words

Abaddon, Gehenna, Hades, Naraka, Pandemonium, Sheol, Tophet, avichi, cage, coop, enclosure, hell, in abeyance, infernal regions, inferno, jahannan, lower world, nether world, on the shelf, pen, penfold, perdition, pinfold, place of confinement, place of torment, pound, purgatory, shades below, suspended, the abyss, the bottomless pit, the grave, the pit, treading water, underworld
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