Meaning of arm
Pronunciation: (ärm), [key]
- the upper limb of the human body, esp. the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist.
- the upper limb from the shoulder to the elbow.
- the forelimb of any vertebrate.
- some part of an organism like or likened to an arm.
- any armlike part or attachment, as the tone arm of a phonograph.
- a covering for the arm, esp. a sleeve of a garment: the arm of a coat.
- an administrative or operational branch of an organization: A special arm of the government will investigate.
- any of the curved or bent pieces of an anchor, terminating in the flukes. See diag. under
- an armrest.
- an inlet or cove: an arm of the sea.
- a combat branch of the military service, as the infantry, cavalry, or field artillery.
- power; might; strength; authority: the long arm of the law.
- either of the extensions to the right of the vertical line of a K or upward from the vertical stem of a Y.
- a great deal of money: Our night on the town cost us an arm and a leg.
- with arms linked together or intertwined: They walked along arm in arm.
- 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.
- asleep: After a strenuous day, he was soon in the arms of Morpheus.
- free of charge; gratis: an investigation of policemen who ate lunch on the arm.
- She put the arm on me for a generous contribution.
- 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.
- to use force or coercion on someone.
- cordially; with warm hospitality: a country that receives immigrants with open arms.
Pronunciation: (ärm), [key]
- Usually,weapons, esp. firearms.
- 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.
- His religious convictions kept him from bearing arms, but he served as an ambulance driver with the Red Cross.
- 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.
- to prepare for war; go to war: to take up arms against the enemy.
- ready for battle; trained and equipped: The number of men under arms is no longer the decisive factor in warfare.
- ready to take action; indignant; outraged: There is no need to get up in arms over such a trifle.
- to enter into a state of hostility or of readiness for war.
- to equip with weapons: to arm the troops.
- to activate (a fuze) so that it will explode the charge at the time desired.
- to cover protectively.
- to provide with whatever will add strength, force, or security; support; fortify: He was armed with statistics and facts.
- to equip or prepare for any specific purpose or effective use: to arm a security system; to arm oneself with persuasive arguments.
- to prepare for action; make fit; ready.
- adjustable-rate mortgage.
- Master of Architecture.
- arm (Thesaurus)