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Definitions of arm

  1. 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.
  2. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. To furnish with arms or limbs. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. 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
  6. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To equip with weapons of offense or defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  8. To furnish with arms or weapons: to fortify. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  9. To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. To fit oneself with weapons, or means of defense. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. To take arms. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  12. 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.
  13. To furnish with arms; to take up arms. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  14. the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. 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
  16. instrument used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Anything resembling an arm Webster Dictionary DB
  21. The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A branch of a tree. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  24. A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. An inlet of water from the sea. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient. Webster Dictionary DB
  29. A weapon. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  30. See adjustable rate mortgage.
  31. A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; - commonly in the pl. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. ARMFUL. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  35. A weapon: a branch of the military service. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  36. A limb of the body; anything which projects. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  37. 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.
  38. A branch of the military service. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. 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.
  40. 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.
  41. ARMLESS. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for arm

  1. He seized my arm – Atlantida by Pierre Benoit
  2. The old woman's hand fell at once on his arm – Hand and Ring by Anna Katharine Green
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