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Arm meaning

arm - 22 dictionary results

  1. 1. any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; " he was licensed to carry a weapon"
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
  4. 4. Anything resembling an arm
  5. 5. The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
  6. 6. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
  7. 7. A branch of a tree.
  8. 8. A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard.
  9. 9. The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke.
  10. 10. An inlet of water from the sea.
  11. 11. A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc.
  12. 12. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law.
  13. 13. A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient.
  14. 14. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
  15. 15. To furnish with arms or limbs.
  16. 16. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
  17. 17. 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.
  18. 18. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
  19. 19. To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms.
  20. 20. See adjustable rate mortgage.
  21. 21. A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; - commonly in the pl.
  22. 22. A limb of the body; anything which projects.

arm - examples of usage

  1. Miss Wilson put her arm through her roommate's to hurry her.
  2. If your name had not been on your arm, you would not even know that.
  3. Mary laughed and gave her arm a squeeze.
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