Definitions for ARMɑrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. the upper limb of the human body. the upper limb from shoulder to elbow.

    Category: Anatomy

  2. the forelimb of any vertebrate. any similar structure in an invertebrate.

    Category: Anatomy

  3. any armlike part or attachment, as the tone arm of a phonograph.

    Category: Hi-Fi and Audio

  4. the sleeve of a garment.

    Category: Clothing

  5. a projecting support for the forearm or elbow at the side of a chair, sofa, etc.

    Category: Furniture

  6. an administrative or operational branch of an organization:

    an investigative arm of the government.

  7. a combat branch of the military service, as the infantry, cavalry, or field artillery.

    Category: Military

  8. a curved piece on an anchor, terminating in a fluke.

    Category: Nautical, Navy

  9. an inlet or cove:

    an arm of the sea.

  10. power; authority:

    the long arm of the law.

Idioms for arm:

  1. an arm and a leg,a great deal of money:

    to cost an arm and a leg.

    Category: Idiom

  2. arm in arm,with arms linked together or intertwined:

    They walked along arm in arm.

    Category: Idiom

  3. at arm's length,on terms lacking in intimacy; at a distance:

    to keep business associates at arm's length.

    Category: Idiom

  4. in the arms of Morpheus,asleep.

    Category: Idiom

  5. put the arm on, Slang. to solicit or borrow money from. to use force or violence on.

    Category: Idiom

  6. twist someone's arm,to use force or coercion on someone.

    Category: Idiom

  7. with open arms,cordially; with warm hospitality.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of arm:

bef. 900; ME; OE earm, c. OFris erm, OS, OHG arm, ON armr, Go arms arm, L armus shoulder



  1. Usu., arms. weapons, esp. firearms.

    Category: Military

  2. arms, the heraldic devices of a person, family, or corporate body.

    Category: Heraldry

  3. (v.i.)to make ready for war.

  4. (v.t.)to equip with weapons:

    to arm the troops.

  5. to activate (a fuze) so that it will explode the charge at the time desired.

  6. to cover protectively.

  7. to equip or prepare for any specific purpose or effective use:

    to arm a security system; to arm oneself with persuasive arguments.

Idioms for arm:

  1. bear arms to carry weapons. to serve as a member of the armed forces.

    Category: Idiom, Military

  2. take up arms, to prepare for or go to war.

    Category: Idiom, Military

  3. up in arms, provoked; indignant; wrought up.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of arm:

1200–50; (v.) ME < AF, OF armer < L armāre to arm, v. der. of arma (pl.) tools, weapons; (n.) ME armes (pl.) 蠐 L



  1. adjustable-rate mortgage.

    Category: Business


  1. Armenian.

    Category: Peoples

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arm(noun)

    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

  2. arm, branch, limb(noun)

    any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

    "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer"

  3. weapon, arm, weapon system(noun)

    any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

    "he was licensed to carry a weapon"

  4. arm(noun)

    the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person

  5. branch, subdivision, arm(noun)

    a division of some larger or more complex organization

    "a branch of Congress"; "botany is a branch of biology"; "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"

  6. sleeve, arm(verb)

    the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm

  7. arm, build up, fortify, gird(verb)

    prepare oneself for a military confrontation

    "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"

  8. arm(verb)

    supply with arms

    "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. arm(noun)ɑrm

    the part of the body with the hand at the end

    He had a huge package in his arms.

  2. armɑrm

    with arms linked

    They walked along arm in arm.

  3. armɑrm

    to cross your arms in front of your body

    She folded her arms and said, "No!"

  4. armɑrm

    the side part of a chair

    his hand resting on the arm of the chair

  5. armɑrm

    a part of an organization

    the New York arm of the business

Webster Dictionary

  1. Arm(noun)

    the limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey

  2. Arm(noun)

    anything resembling an arm

  3. Arm(noun)

    the fore limb of an animal, as of a bear

  4. Arm(noun)

    a limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal

  5. Arm(noun)

    a branch of a tree

  6. Arm(noun)

    a slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard

  7. Arm(noun)

    the end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke

  8. Arm(noun)

    an inlet of water from the sea

  9. Arm(noun)

    a support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc

  10. Arm(noun)

    fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law

  11. Arm(noun)

    a branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient

  12. Arm(noun)

    a weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; -- commonly in the pl

  13. Arm(verb)

    to take by the arm; to take up in one's arms

  14. Arm(verb)

    to furnish with arms or limbs

  15. Arm(verb)

    to furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country

  16. Arm(verb)

    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

  17. Arm(verb)

    fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense

  18. Arm(verb)

    to provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms


  1. Arm

    In human anatomy, the arm is the part of the upper limb between the shoulder and the elbow joints.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Arm

    The superior part of the upper extremity between the SHOULDER and the ELBOW.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. Arm

    The four members of a Wheatstone bridge, q. v., are termed its arms. Referring to the diagram of a bridge, P, Q, R, S, are the arms. Fig. 22. DIAGRAM OF WHEATSTONE'S BRIDGE.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ARM' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1098

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ARM' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1814

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ARM' in Nouns Frequency: #180

  4. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'ARM' in Verbs Frequency: #978

Anagrams of ARM

  1. MRA

  2. mar, Mar, Mar., MAR

  3. RMA

  4. ram, Ram, RAM

Translations for ARM

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


the part of the body between the shoulder and the hand

He has broken both his arms.

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