What does under arms mean?

Definitions for under arms

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. under arms(adverb)

    armed and prepared for fighting


  1. Under arms

    Under Arms describes a state of military readiness. Typically, troops are considered "Under Arms" when they are in uniform, on duty, and carrying a weapon, as opposed to being in uniform, on duty, but not carrying a weapon.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of under arms in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of under arms in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Kurt Vonnegut:

    I was taught in the sixth grade that we had a standing army of just over a hundred thousand men and that the generals had nothing to say about what was done in Washington. I was taught to be proud of that and to pity Europe for having more than a million men under arms and spending all their money on airplanes and tanks. I simply never unlearned junior civics. I still believe in it. I got a very good grade.

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