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Definitions of arm

  1. supply with arms; " The U. S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
  2. the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person
  3. any projection that is thought to resemble an arm; " the arm of the record player"; " an arm of the sea"; " a branch of the sewer"
  4. the part of a garment that is attached at armhole and provides a cloth covering for the arm
  5. instrument used in fighting or hunting; " he was licensed to carry a weapon"
  6. 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
  7. an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; " a branch of Congress"
  8. prepare oneselg for a military confrontation; " The U. S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
  9. any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; " he was licensed to carry a weapon"
  10. prepare oneself for a military confrontation; " The U. S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; " troops are building up on the Iraqui border"
  11. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
  12. Anything resembling an arm
  13. The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
  14. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
  15. A branch of a tree.
  16. A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard.
  17. The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke.
  18. An inlet of water from the sea.
  19. A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc.
  20. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law.
  21. A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient.
  22. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
  23. To furnish with arms or limbs.
  24. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
  25. 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.
  26. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
  27. To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms.
  28. A weapon.
  29. See adjustable rate mortgage.
  30. A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; - commonly in the pl.
  31. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; any projecting part of a main body, as the side- piece of a chair, an inlet of the sea; a weapon.
  32. To equip with weapons of offense or defense.
  33. To fit oneself with weapons, or means of defense.
  34. The upper extremity; specifically the segment of the upper extremity between the shoulder and the elbow, the upper arm.
  35. Limb extending from shoulder to wrist.
  36. The limb extending from the shoulder to the hand: anything projecting from the main body, as an inlet of the sea: ( fig.) power.
  37. ARMFUL.
  38. ARMLESS.
  39. A weapon: a branch of the military service.
  40. To furnish with arms or weapons: to fortify.
  41. To take arms.
  42. A limb of the body; anything which projects.
  43. To provide with arms or armor; equip; fortify; have or take arms.
  44. The upper limb of the human body; an arm- like part or branch.
  45. A branch of the military service.
  46. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; any branch, such as of a sea, a tree, a machine, or a service; power or might.
  47. To furnish with arms, or means of defence, or anything requisite to fortify.
  48. To furnish with arms; to take up arms.
  49. A limb of a body; a branch of a tree; inlet of the sea.
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Usage examples for arm

  1. The moment it held me I knew it was not a woman's arm – The Club of Queer Trades by G. K. Chesterton
  2. Meg stood still and dropped her brother's arm – There was a King in Egypt by Norma Lorimer
  3. He felt her light touch on his arm – Madame de Treymes by Edith Wharton
  4. How's your arm Jack? – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  5. Bruce gripped Old Hosie's arm – Counsel for the Defense by Leroy Scott
  6. But, oh, father, I want you with me, and she shook his arm – In the Heart of a Fool by William Allen White
  7. He seized my arm – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  8. But Eglinton too had dropped his arm – Petticoat Rule by Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy
  9. By the way, the left arm seems all right now. – Set in Silver by Charles Norris Williamson and Alice Muriel Williamson
  10. Such are cured, 1, by a very plentiful Discharge of Blood from the Arm which is to be repeated, if necessary. – Advice to the people in general, with regard to their health by Samuel Auguste David Tissot
  11. The old woman's hand fell at once on his arm – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
  12. Would she take his arm – Miss Mackenzie by Anthony Trollope
  13. I put my arm about her. – Roughing it in the Bush by Susanna Moodie
  14. Kepenau, however taking his arm helped him in. – Afar in the Forest by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Take his other arm – The King's Mirror by Anthony Hope
  16. She put her hand gently on his arm – Johnstone of the Border by Harold Bindloss
  17. Bob put his hand on her arm – The Desert Fiddler by William H. Hamby
  18. His arm was broke. – Red Pepper Burns by Grace S. Richmond
  19. A hand, an arm – Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow
  20. She had a hope now that he could not move and that he knew it; he sat as still as his arm chair. – Witness For The Defence by A.E.W. Mason
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