Definitions for arm

Definitions for (noun) arm

Main entry: arm

Definition: the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person

Main entry: arm, limb, branch

Definition: any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

Usage: the arm of the record player; an arm of the sea; a branch of the sewer

Main entry: sleeve, arm

Definition: the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm

Main entry: arm, weapon, weapon system

Definition: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

Usage: he was licensed to carry a weapon

Main entry: arm

Definition: 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

Main entry: arm, branch, subdivision

Definition: a division of some larger or more complex organization

Usage: a branch of Congress; botany is a branch of biology; the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages

Definitions for (verb) arm

Main entry: gird, build up, fortify, arm

Definition: prepare oneself for a military confrontation

Usage: The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East; troops are building up on the Iraqi border

Main entry: arm

Definition: supply with arms

Usage: The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan

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