ARM

arm

(noun) the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person

arm, branch, limb

(noun) any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm; “the arm of the record player”; “an arm of the sea”; “a branch of the sewer”

sleeve, arm

(noun) the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm

weapon, arm, weapon system

(noun) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; “he was licensed to carry a weapon”

arm

(noun) a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb

branch, subdivision, arm

(noun) a division of some larger or more complex organization; “a branch of Congress”; “botany is a branch of biology”; “the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages”

arm, build up, fortify, gird

(verb) prepare oneself for a military confrontation; “The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East”; “troops are building up on the Iraqi border”

arm

(verb) supply with arms; “The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Adjective

Arm

Abbreviation of Armenian.

Anagrams

• -mar-, AMR, MAR, MRA, Mar, Mar., RAM, RMA, Ram, mar, mar-, ram

Etymology 1

Noun

arm (plural arms)

The portion of the upper human appendage, from the shoulder to the wrist and sometimes including the hand.

(anatomy) The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the elbow.

A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.

A long, narrow, more or less rigid part of an object extending from the main part or centre of the object, such as the arm of an armchair, a crane, a pair of spectacles or a pair of compasses.

(geography) A bay or inlet off a main body of water.

A branch of an organization.

(figurative) Power; might; strength; support.

(baseball, slang) A pitcher

(genetics) One of the two parts of a chromosome.

A group of patients in a medical trial.

Verb

arm (third-person singular simple present arms, present participle arming, simple past and past participle armed)

(obsolete) To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.

Etymology 2

Adjective

arm (comparative armer or more arm, superlative armest or most arm)

(UK dialectal, chiefly, Scotland) Poor; lacking in riches or wealth.

(UK dialectal, chiefly, Scotland) To be pitied; pitiful; wretched.

Etymology 3

Noun

arm (plural arms)

(usually used in the plural) A weapon.

(in the plural) Heraldic bearings or insignia.

(in the plural, obsolete) War; hostilities; deeds or exploits of war.

Usage notes

• Pubs and taverns often use this word in their names, as a reference to heraldic bearings, e.g. The Queen's Arms.

Synonyms

• See also weapon

Verb

arm (third-person singular simple present arms, present participle arming, simple past and past participle armed)

(transitive) To supply with armour or (later especially) weapons.

(transitive) To prepare a tool or a weapon for action; to activate.

(transitive) To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency.

(transitive, figurative) To furnish with means of defence; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.

(intransitive) To take up weapons; to arm oneself.

(transitive) To fit (a magnet) with an armature.

Synonyms

• (furnish with weapons): beweapon

Anagrams

• -mar-, AMR, MAR, MRA, Mar, Mar., RAM, RMA, Ram, mar, mar-, ram

Noun

ARM (countable and uncountable, plural ARMs)

accelerated reply mail: a service of the United States Postal Service

Initialism of adjustable rate mortgage.

Proper noun

ARM

Acorn Risc Machine

Anagrams

• -mar-, AMR, MAR, MRA, Mar, Mar., RAM, RMA, Ram, mar, mar-, ram

Source: Wiktionary


Arm, n. Etym: [AS. arm, earm; akin to OHG. aram, G., D., Dan., & Sw. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms, L. armus arm, shoulder, and prob. to Gr. rame. Art, Article.]

1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.

2. Anything resembling an arm; as, (a) The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear. (b) A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal. (c) A branch of a tree. (d) A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard. (e) (Naut) The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke. (f) An inlet of water from the sea. (g) A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc.

3. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law. To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed Isa. lii. 1. Arm's end, the end of the arm; a good distance off. Dryden.

– Arm's length, the length of the arm.

– Arm's reach, reach of the arm; the distance the arm can reach.

– To go (or walk) arm in arm, to go with the arm or hand of one linked in the arm of another. "When arm in armwe went along." Tennyson.

– To keep at arm's length, to keep at a distance (literally or figuratively); not to allow to come into close contact or familiar intercourse.

– To work at arm's length, to work disadvantageously.

Arm, n. Etym: [See Arms.] (Mil.) (a) A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient. (b) A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; -- commonly in the pl.

Arm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Armed; p. pr. & vb. n. Arming.] Etym: [OE. armen, F. armer, fr. L. armare, fr. arma, pl., arms. See arms.]

1. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. [Obs.] And make him with our pikes and partisans A grave: come, arm him. Shak. Arm your prize; I know you will not lose him. Two N. Kins.

2. To furnish with arms or limbs. [R.] His shoulders broad and strong, Armed long and round. Beau. & Fl.

3. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country. Abram . . . armed his trained servants. Gen. xiv. 14.

4. To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling.

5. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense. Arm yourselves . . . with the same mind. 1 Pet. iv. 1. To arm a magnet, to fit it with an armature.

Arm, v. i.

Definition: To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms. " 'Tis time to arm." Shak.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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