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Definitions of arm

  1. supply with arms; "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. the part of a garment that is attached at armhole and provides a cloth covering for the arm Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. instrument used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  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 Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. prepare oneselg for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  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" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  11. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Anything resembling an arm Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A branch of a tree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  16. A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. An inlet of water from the sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. To furnish with arms or limbs. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A weapon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  29. See adjustable rate mortgage.
  30. A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; - commonly in the pl. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  32. To equip with weapons of offense or defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. To fit oneself with weapons, or means of defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  34. The upper extremity; specifically the segment of the upper extremity between the shoulder and the elbow, the upper arm. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  35. Limb extending from shoulder to wrist. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  36. The limb extending from the shoulder to the hand: anything projecting from the main body, as an inlet of the sea: (fig.) power. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  37. ARMFUL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  38. ARMLESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  39. A weapon: a branch of the military service. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  40. To furnish with arms or weapons: to fortify. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  41. To take arms. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. A limb of the body; anything which projects. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  43. To provide with arms or armor; equip; fortify; have or take arms. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  44. The upper limb of the human body; an arm-like part or branch. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  45. A branch of the military service. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  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. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  47. To furnish with arms, or means of defence, or anything requisite to fortify. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  48. To furnish with arms; to take up arms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  49. A limb of a body; a branch of a tree; inlet of the sea. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  50. A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; -- commonly in the pl. mso.anu.edu.au
  51. used to denote power ( Psalms 10:15 ; Ezekiel 30:21 ; Jeremiah 48:25 ). It is also used of the omnipotence of God ( Exodus 15:16 ; Psalms 89:13 ; 98:1 ; 77:15 ; Isaiah 53:1 ; John 12:38 ; Acts 13:17 ) biblestudytools.com
  52. the expression that states a transaction was open and above board and did not result from some sort of inside deal or manipulation. thelawdictionary.org
  53. 1. Advanced RISC Machine.Originally Acorn RISC Machine.2. Advanced RISC Machines Ltd.3. ["The Annotated C++ Reference Manual",Margaret A. Ellis and Bjarne Stroustrup, Addison-Wesley,1990].4. Active Reconfiguring Message. foldoc_fs
  54. ärm, n. the limb extending from the shoulder to the hand: anything projecting from the main body, as an inlet of the sea, a rail or support from a chair, sofa, or the like: one of the branches into which a main trunk divides: (fig.) power.--ns. ARM'-CHAIR, a chair with arms; ARM'FUL; ARM'-HOLE, the hole in a garment through which the arm is put.--adv. ARM'-IN-ARM, with arms interlinked, in close communion.--adj. ARM'LESS.--ns. ARM'LET, a bracelet; ARM'-PIT, the pit or hollow under the shoulder.--AT ARM'S LENGTH, away from any friendliness or familiarity.--RIGHT ARM, the main support or assistant; SECULAR ARM, the secular or temporal authority, as distinguished from the spiritual or ecclesiastical.--WITH OPEN ARMS, with hearty welcome. [A.S.; cog. with L. armus, the shoulder-joint, Gr. harmos, a joint.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  55. ärm, n. a weapon: a branch of the military service:--pl. ARMS, weapons of offence and defence: war, hostilities: deeds or exploits of war: armorial ensigns.--v.t. ARM, to furnish with arms or weapons: to fortify.--v.i. to take arms.--n. AR'MATURE, armour: any apparatus for defence: a piece of iron connecting the poles of a bent magnet.--adj. ARMED (ärmd, or arm'ed), furnished with arms: provided with means of defence: (bot.) having prickles or thorns: (her.) having part of the body different in colour from the rest, as a beak, claws, &c. of a bird.--n.pl. FIRE'ARMS, such weapons as employ gunpowder, as guns and pistols.--n. MAN'-AT-ARMS, a fully equipped and practised fighting man.--n.pl. SMALL'-ARMS, such as do not require carriages, as opposed to artillery.--ARMED TO THE TEETH, completely armed.--COLLEGE OF ARMS, the Heralds' College, which grants armorial bearings.--IN ARMS WITH, quartered with; OF ALL ARMS, of every kind of troops; STAND OF ARMS, a complete equipment of arms for one soldier.--THE ARMED EYE, strengthened with a magnifying-glass, as opp. to naked eye.--TO LAY DOWN ARMS, to surrender or submit; UP IN ARMS, in readiness to fight. [Through Fr. from L. arma; cog. with ARM.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  56. Brachium. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  57. The upper extremity; especially, the superior segment of it, extending from the shoulder to the elbow. A. bone, see Humerus. A. centre, the centre for movements of the a., situated in the middle third of the anterior and posterior central convolutions. na
  58. Upper limb of human body from shoulder to hand; fore-a. (from elbow to hand); fore limb of an animal; sleeve; thing resembling a., as a. of the sea, a.-chair (with side supports), a. of lever, balance, (part from fulcrum to point of application of power or weight); a.-hole in garment, hole through which a. is put; a.-pit, hollow under a. at shoulder; a.-in-a. (of two persons with aa. interlinked); infant in aa. (too young to walk); with open aa., cordially; keep at a.\'s length, avoid familiarity with; secular a., authority of secular tribunal. Hence armful n., armless a. [old English] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  59. (usu. pl.). Weapons; fire-aa. (requiring gunpowder); small-aa. (not requiring carriages); stand of aa., set for one soldier; (sing.) particular kind of weapon; take up aa., arm oneself (often fig.); bear aa., serve as soldier; lay down aa., cease hostilities; in aa., armed; up in aa., actively engaged in rebellion &c. (also fig.); under aa., in battle array; military profession; (sing. & pl.) each kind of troops, infantry, cavalry, &c.; heraldic devices, as coat of aa.; King-of-Aa., Chief Herald. Hence armless a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  60. Furnish with arms; armed neutrality (of nations prepared for war); furnish with tools or other requisites; plate (with anything); furnish (magnet) with an armature; (intr.) arm oneself, take up arms. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  61. Upper extremity from shoulder to hand. American pocket medical dictionary.
  62. In man and the higher animals, the upper, or anterior, limb, from the shoulder to the wrist; more strictly, that portion of it which is included between the shoulder and the elbow. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  63. n. [Anglo-Saxon] The limb which extends from the shoulder to the hand; –the branch of a tree; –the end of a yard; –part of an anchor; –an inlet of water from the sea; –a branch of the military service; –an instrument of warfare. Cabinet Dictionary
  64. The limb which reaches from the hand to the shoulder; the large bough of a tree; an inlet of water from the sea; power, might, as the secular arm. Complete Dictionary

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