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Meaning & Definition of Arm in English

English

Arm

/ɑrm/

noun

1. 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
    synonym:
  • arm

2. Any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

  • "The arm of the record player"
  • "An arm of the sea"
  • "A branch of the sewer"
    synonym:
  • arm
  • ,
  • branch
  • ,
  • limb

3. Any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

  • "He was licensed to carry a weapon"
    synonym:
  • weapon
  • ,
  • arm
  • ,
  • weapon system

4. The part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person

    synonym:
  • arm

5. A division of some larger or more complex organization

  • "A branch of congress"
  • "Botany is a branch of biology"
  • "The germanic branch of indo-european languages"
    synonym:
  • branch
  • ,
  • subdivision
  • ,
  • arm

6. The part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm

    synonym:
  • sleeve
  • ,
  • arm

verb

1. Prepare oneself for a military confrontation

  • "The u.s. is girding for a conflict in the middle east"
  • "Troops are building up on the iraqi border"
    synonym:
  • arm
  • ,
  • build up
  • ,
  • fortify
  • ,
  • gird

2. Supply with arms

  • "The u.s. armed the freedom fighters in afghanistan"
    synonym:
  • arm

Examples of using

I fell and broke my arm.
Tom noticed a gunshot wound in Mary's right arm.
How's your arm?