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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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Antonyms for arm

demilitarize, disarm, demilitarise.

Quotes of arm

  1. If God wants to take my left arm that's OK, as long as I can walk and play with my kids. I'm a lot improved. I was worse than this after the accident. – Manute Bol
  2. Sooner or later the arm goes bad. It has to... Sooner or later you have to start pitching in pain. – Whitey Ford
  3. But, what we need to get out of the first EVA is to have the arm completely unfolded and powered so that they can keep the temperature under control. That will really the call of the first EVA. – Umberto Guidoni
  4. During that space walk there will be some repositioning of the power so that the arm can be fully controlled by the robotic station that is in the Lab. – Umberto Guidoni
  5. Dancing is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that. You're dancing spirit. – Judith Jamison
  6. I was raised by the Christian Brothers, who believe in that, fortunately. They were, to me, the most rebellious arm of the Catholic Church- and one of the most liberal and forward thinking. – Paul Kantner
  7. That guy in a twenty -five cent bleacher seat is as much entitled to know a call as the guy in the boxes. He can see my arm signal even if he can't hear my voice. – Bill Klem
  8. One of my earliest memories is of my father carrying me in one arm with a picket sign in the other. – Camryn Manheim
  9. I think that's why I like baseball. There's something great about it- you're young, the pitcher's young and he's got this great arm and he doesn't really realize anything about strategy. – Bruce McCulloch
  10. I'm a hypochondriac. Yesterday it was brain damage from the vodka the night before. Today, heart attack- my arm and chest started hurting at the same time. – Lisa Marie Presley
  11. Long Toss! Far and away themost important drill for strengthening my arm – Paul Quantrill
  12. Our covering ministry is Challenge for Christ ministries, and Travel the Road was solely our mission arm designed to expose people to what missions are, then connect them with agencies that send people out. – Michael Scott
  13. Sometimes I have to compromise my views, but I never compromise on issues like the death penalty and the arm trade laws, despite what the readers or letters may say. – Jonathan Shapiro
  14. It's a standard staple in Japanese cinema to cut somebody's arm off and have red water hoses for veins, spraying blood everywhere. – Quentin Tarantino
  15. It is education that will arm us with the tools that will enable us to succeed and put a stop to the rising rates of preventable death. – Christy Turlington

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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