To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. To supply with arms or limbs.
1.the upper limb of the human body, especially the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist.
2.the upper limb from the shoulder to the elbow.
3.the forelimb of any vertebrate.
4.some part of an organism like or likened to an arm.
5.any armlike part or attachment, as the tone arm of a phonograph.
6.a covering for the arm, especially a sleeve of a garment, the arm of a coat.
7.an administrative or operational branch of an organization, A special arm of the government will investigate.
8.Nautical. any of the curved or bent pieces of an anchor, terminating in the flukes.
10.an inlet or cove, an arm of the sea.1
1.a combat branch of the military service, as the infantry, cavalry, or field artillery. 1
2.power; might; strength; authority, the long arm of the law.1
3.Typography. either of the extensions to the right of the vertical line of a K or upward from the vertical stem of a Y.
4.an arm and a leg, a great deal of money, Our night on the town cost us an arm and a leg.1
5.arm in arm, with arms linked together or intertwined, They walked along arm in arm.1
6.at arm's length, not on familiar or friendly terms; at a distance, He's the kind of person you pity but want to keep at arm's length.1
7.in the arms of Morpheus, asleep, After a strenuous day, he was soon in the arms of Morpheus.1
8.on the arm, Slang. free of charge; gratis, an investigation of policemen who ate lunch on the arm.1
9.put the arm on, Slang. to solicit or borrow money from, She put the arm on me for a generous contribution.to use force or violence on; use strong-arm tactics on, If they don't cooperate, put the arm on them.
20.twist someone's arm, to use force or coercion on someone. 2
1.with open arms, cordially; with warm hospitality, a country that receives immigrants with open arms.
1.Usually, arms. weapons, especially firearms.
2.arms, Heraldry. the escutcheon, with its divisions, charges, and tinctures, and the other components forming an achievement that symbolizes and is reserved for a person, family, or corporate body; armorial bearings; coat of arms.
3.to enter into a state of hostility or of readiness for war.
4.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 provide with whatever will add strength, force, or security; support; fortify, He was armed with statistics and facts.
8.to equip or prepare for any specific purpose or effective use, to arm a security system; to arm oneself with persuasive arguments.
9.to prepare for action; make fit; ready.
10.bear arms, to carry weapons. to serve as a member of the military or of contending forces, His religious convictions kept him from bearing arms, but he served as an ambulance driver with the Red Cross. 1
1.take up arms, to prepare for war; go to war, to take up arms against the enemy.1
2.under arms, ready for battle; trained and equipped, The number of men under arms is no longer the decisive factor in warfare.1
3.up in arms, ready to take action; indignant; outraged, There is no need to get up in arms over such a trifle.
1.Master of Architecture.
1. (in man) either of the upper limbs from the shoulder to the wrist related adjective brachial
2. the part of either of the upper limbs from the elbow to the wrist; forearm
3.the corresponding limb of any other vertebrate an armlike appendage of some invertebrates
4. an object that covers or supports the human arm, esp the sleeve of a garment or the side of a chair, sofa, etc
5. anything considered to resemble an arm in appearance, position, or function, esp something that branches out from a central support or larger mass, an arm of the sea, the arm of a record player
6. an administrative subdivision of an organization, an arm of the government
7. power; authority, the arm of the law
8. any of the specialist combatant sections of a military force, such as cavalry, infantry, etc
9. (nautical) See yardarm
10. (sport) especially (ball games) ability to throw or pitch, he has a good arm1
1. (informal) an arm and a leg, a large amount of money1
2. arm in arm, with arms linked1
3. at arm's length, at a distance; away from familiarity with or subjection to another1
4. (informal) give one's right arm, to be prepared to make any sacrifice1
5. in the arms of Morpheus, sleeping1
6. with open arms, with great warmth and hospitality, to welcome someone with open arms verb 1
7. (transitive) (archaic) to walk arm in arm with Derived Formsarmless, adjectivearmlike, adjective Word OriginOld English; related to German Arm, Old Norse armr arm, Latin armus shoulder, Greek harmos joint arm2 /ɑːm/ verb (transitive)
1. to equip with weapons as a preparation for war
2. to provide (a person or thing) with something that strengthens, protects, or increases efficiency, he armed himself against the cold
3.to activate (a fuse) so that it will explode at the required time to prepare (an explosive device) for use by introducing a fuse or detonator
4. (nautical) to pack arming into (a sounding lead) noun
5. (usually pl) a weapon, esp a firearm See also arms Word OriginC14, (n) back formation from arms, from Old French armes, from Latin arma; (vb) from Old French armer to equip with arms, from Latin armāre, from arma arms, equipment ARM abbreviation
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1. Armenia(n) Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
"upper limb," Old English earm "arm," from Proto-Germanic *armaz (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, German arm, Old Norse armr, Old Frisian erm), from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (cf. Sanskrit irmah "arm," Armenian armukn "elbow," Old Prussian irmo "arm," Greek arthron "a joint," Latin armus "shoulder"). Arm of the sea was in Old English. Arm-twister "powerful persuader" is from 193
8. Arm-wrestling is from 189
9.They wenten arme in arme yfere Into the gardyn [Chaucer] "weapon," c.1300, armes (plural) "weapons of a warrior," from Old French armes (plural), "arms, war, warfare," mid-13c., from Latin arma "weapons" (including armor), literally "tools, implements (of war)," from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (see arm (n.1)). The notion seems to be "that which is fitted together." Meaning "heraldic insignia" (in coat of arms, etc.) is early 14c.; originally they were borne on shields of fully armed knights or barons.
"to furnish with weapons," c.1200, from Old French armer or directly from Latin armare, from arma (see arm (n.2)). Related, Armed; arming.
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2. Armenian The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third EditionCopyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Company.Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved. Cite This Source
arm and a leg arm in arm also see, at arm's length babe in arms forewarned is forearmed give one's eyeteeth (right arm) long arm of the law one-armed bandit put the arm on shot in the arm take up arms talk someone's arm off twist someone's arm up in arms with one arm tied behind with open arms The American Heritage® Idioms DictionaryCopyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Cite This Source
Alex climbed into the car beside Carmen and placed his arm protectively on the back of the seat behind her neck.
Alex retrieved her from Felipa and shifted her so that she sat on his arm, one of her arms around his neck.
She touched his arm and he glanced up.
She came into the kitchen with her purse on one arm and joined the others.
She turned and started for the door, but his hand gripped her arm again.
He dropped her arm and frowned.
He grabbed her arm, his breath warm against her cheek.
Brandon sat with a comforting arm around her shoulders.
In any case, Bordeaux slipped a comforting arm around her shoulders.
She slipped one arm around his neck and returned the kiss, answering his question.
With one hand the little boy clung to his sister's arm, and with the other he held his primer.
On his arm he carried a small basket.
People around the world have Swiss watches on their arm, German luxury cars in their garages, and Japanese gadgets in their pockets.
There was a regatta in the Northwest Arm, in which the boats from the different warships were engaged.
His wings are as long as my arm, and his bill is as long as my foot.
He has a great bundle of white oak bark under his arm for a sick man, gathered this Sunday morning.
My employment out of doors now was to collect the dead wood in the forest, bringing it in my hands or on my shoulders, or sometimes trailing a dead pine tree under each arm to my shed.
The standing army is only an arm of the standing government.
Either from awkwardness or intentionally (no one could have said which) after the shawl had been adjusted he kept his arm around her for a long time, as though embracing her.
As he began slipping down, his head and arm wavered still more with the strain.
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