|1.||the joint between the upper arm and the forearm, formed by the junction of the radius and ulna with the humerus|
|2.||the corresponding joint or bone of birds or mammals|
|3.||the part of a garment that covers the elbow|
|4.||something resembling an elbow, such as a sharp bend in a road or river|
|5.||at one's elbow within easy reach|
|6.||out at elbow, out at elbows ragged or impoverished|
|7.||up to the elbows with, up to the elbows in busily occupied with; deeply immersed in|
|8.||(tr) to reject; dismiss. Also: give the elbow|
|9.||to make (one's way) by shoving, jostling, etc|
|10.||(tr) to knock or shove with or as if with the elbow|
|[Old English elnboga; see |
elbow el·bow (ěl'bō')
The joint or bend of the arm between the forearm and the upper arm. Also called cubitus.
The bony outer projection of this joint.
Something having a bend or an angle similar to an elbow.
rub elbows with
Also, rub shoulders with. Mix or socialize with, as in There's nothing like rubbing elbows with the rich and famous, or At the reception diplomats were rubbing shoulders with heads of state. Both of these terms allude to being in close contact with someone. [Mid-1800s]