What does ARM mean?

Definitions for ARMɑrm

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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"

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

  19. Origin: [See Arms.]


  1. Arm

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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Arm

    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.]

  2. Arm

    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.]

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.

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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 for ARM »

  1. MRA

  2. mar, Mar, Mar., MAR

  3. RMA

  4. ram, Ram, RAM


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ARM in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ARM in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Harney County Sheriff David Ward:

    We don't arm up and rebel.

  2. Lani Dickinson:

    I like to say a quarter of an arm.

  3. Will Ferrell:

    Is there life in this 47-year-old arm?

  4. Danielle Javernig:

    They took 32 lymph nodes out of my arm.

  5. Chinese Proverb:

    Keep your broken arm inside your sleeve.

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