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Definitions for forearm
ˈfɔrˌɑrm, ˈfoʊr-fore·arm

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. forearmverb

    the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist

  2. forearmverb

    arm in advance of a confrontation

Wiktionary

  1. forearmnoun

    The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.

  2. forearmverb

    To arm in preparation.

  3. Etymology: From. Compare voorarm, forarm, förarm, Vorderarm.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To Forearmverb

    To provide for attack or resistance before the time of need.

    Etymology: fore and arm.

    A man should fix and forearm his mind with this persuasion, that, during his passion, whatsoever is offered to his imagination tends only to deceive. Robert South, Sermons.

    He forearms his care
    With rules to push his fortune, or to bear. John Dryden, Æn.

Wikipedia

  1. Forearm

    The forearm is the region of the upper limb between the elbow and the wrist. The term forearm is used in anatomy to distinguish it from the arm, a word which is most often used to describe the entire appendage of the upper limb, but which in anatomy, technically, means only the region of the upper arm, whereas the lower "arm" is called the forearm. It is homologous to the region of the leg that lies between the knee and the ankle joints, the crus. The forearm contains two long bones, the radius and the ulna, forming the two radioulnar joints. The interosseous membrane connects these bones. Ultimately, the forearm is covered by skin, the anterior surface usually being less hairy than the posterior surface. The forearm contains many muscles, including the flexors and extensors of the wrist, flexors and extensors of the digits, a flexor of the elbow (brachioradialis), and pronators and supinators that turn the hand to face down or upwards, respectively. In cross-section, the forearm can be divided into two fascial compartments. The posterior compartment contains the extensors of the hands, which are supplied by the radial nerve. The anterior compartment contains the flexors and is mainly supplied by the median nerve. The flexor muscles are more massive than the extensors because they work against gravity and act as anti-gravity muscles. The ulnar nerve also runs the length of the forearm.The radial and ulnar arteries and their branches supply the blood to the forearm. These usually run on the anterior face of the radius and ulna down the whole forearm. The main superficial veins of the forearm are the cephalic, median antebrachial and the basilic vein. These veins can be used for cannularisation or venipuncture, although the cubital fossa is a preferred site for getting blood.

ChatGPT

  1. forearm

    The forearm is the part of a person's arm that extends from the elbow to the wrist or the fingertips. It contains two long bones, the radius and ulna, several muscles and connective tissues that allow for movement of the wrist and fingers, and various nerves and blood vessels.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Forearmverb

    to arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need

  2. Forearmnoun

    that part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium

Wikidata

  1. Forearm

    The forearm is the structure and distal region of the upper limb, between the elbow and the wrist. The term forearm is used in anatomy to distinguish it from the arm, a word which is most often used to describe the entire appendage of the upper limb, but in anatomy, technically, it means only the region of the upper arm, whereas the lower "arm" is called the forearm. It is homologous to the leg that lies between the knee and the ankle joints. The forearm contains two long bones, the radius and the ulna, forming the radioulnar joint. The interosseous membrane connects these bones. Ultimately, the forearm is covered by skin, the anterior surface usually being less hairy than the posterior surface. The forearm contains many muscles, including the flexors and extensors of the digits, a flexor of the elbow, and pronators and supinators that turn the hand to face down or upwards, respectively. In cross-section the forearm can be divided into two fascial compartments. The posterior compartment contains the extensors of the hands, which are supplied by the radial nerve. The anterior compartment contains the flexors, and is mainly supplied by the median nerve. The ulnar nerve also runs the length of the forearm.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Forearm

    fōr′ärm, n. the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist.

  2. Forearm

    fōr-ärm′, v.t. to arm or prepare beforehand.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of forearm in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of forearm in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of forearm in a Sentence

  1. Bud Black:

    He threw a very powerful side session a couple days ago and didn’t feel anything, but yet he also said he felt a little soreness in the top of his forearm, it might have had a little something to do with that long first inning.

  2. Sankt Marien:

    In two of the affected children, the left hand was deformed -- they had a normal forearm, but the palms and fingers were undeveloped. In another child, the right hand was affected -- here, too, the hand and fingers were undeveloped, despite a normal forearm.

  3. Trevanian from the novel "Shibumi":

    Melpomene was a substantial girl, thick of bosom, ankle, and forearm, rosy of cheek, and clear of eye. She seemed somehow incomplete without her hockey stick.

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