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  1. arm
    IPA[ärm]
  2. noun

    • 1. each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand:

      she held the baby in her arms
      Synonym : upper limb, forelimb, appendage, member
    • 2. (in technical use) each of the upper limbs from the shoulder to the elbow.

    • 3. each of the forelimbs of an animal.

    • 4. a flexible limb of an invertebrate animal, e.g. an octopus.

    • 5. a sleeve of a garment.

      Synonym : sleeve
    • 6. an ability to throw a ball skillfully:

      he has a good arm
    • 7. an athlete with an ability to throw a ball skillfully:

      he wasn't the best arm in the outfield, but his performance at the plate more than compensated
    • 8. used to refer to the holding of a person's arm in support or companionship:

      as they walked he offered her his arm I'm so proud to have you on my arm
    • 9. used to refer to something perceived as powerful or protective:

      the comforting arms of the church
    • 10. a thing comparable to an arm in form or function, typically something that projects from a larger structure:

      cables will secure the boom to steel arms installed near the top of the tower a cat was curled up on an arm of the tree
    • 11. a side part of a chair or other seat on which a sitter's arm can rest:

      he draped his legs over the arm of the sofa a large walnut desk chair with padded arms
    • 12. a narrow strip of water or land projecting from a larger body:

      the whole place is divided into two equal parts by an arm of the sea
      Synonym : inlet, creek, cove, fjord, bay, voe, estuary, firth, branch, strait(s), neck, narrows, sound, channel, passage, stretch of water, waterway
    • 13. a branch or division of a company or organization:

      the political arm of the separatist group
    • 14. one of the types of troops of which an army is composed, such as infantry or artillery.

    • 15. each of the lines enclosing an angle.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: arm, plural noun: arms

    • verb

      supply or provide with weapons:

      supply or provide with equipment, tools, or other items in preparation or readiness for something:

    • noun

      see arms
    • abbreviation

      adjustable-rate mortgage.
    • noun

      each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand:

      a flexible limb of an invertebrate animal, e.g. an octopus.

    • verb

      supply or provide with weapons:

      supply or provide with equipment, tools, or other items in preparation or readiness for something:

    • adjective

      equipped with or carrying a weapon or weapons:

      involving the use of firearms:

    • plural

      weapons and ammunition; armaments:

      distinctive emblems or devices originally borne on shields in battle and now forming the heraldic insignia of families, corporations, or countries.

    • adjective

      equipped with or carrying a firearm or firearms:

      involving the use of firearms:

    • plural

      weapons; armaments:

      distinctive emblems or devices originally borne on shields in battle and now forming the heraldic insignia of families, corporations, or countries.

    • adjective

      using or characterized by force or violence:
    • verb

      use force or violence against:
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