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Meaning of ARM

Pronunciation:  ârm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person
  2. [n]  any projection that is thought to resemble an arm; "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer"
  3. [n]  the part of a garment that is attached at armhole and provides a cloth covering for the arm
  4. [n]  instrument used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
  5. [n]  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
  6. [n]  an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"
  7. [v]  prepare oneselg for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
  8. [v]  supply with arms; "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"

ARM is a 3 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: branch, branch, build up, fortify, gird, limb, sleeve, subdivision, weapon, weapon system
 Antonyms: demilitarise, demilitarize, disarm
 See Also: arm bone, armchair, armrest, arms, arteria brachialis, articulatio cubiti, articulatio radiocarpea, biceps brachii, biceps humeri, blade, body, bow, bow and arrow, brachial artery, brand, brass knuckles, brass knucks, carpus, cephalic vein, cloth covering, cubital joint, cubital nerve, cubitus, cuff, division, dolman sleeve, elbow, elbow, elbow joint, executive branch, fire ship, flamethrower, forearm, forearm, furnish, garment, Greek fire, gun, hand, hatchet, homo, human, human being, humerus, implements of war, instrument, judicial branch, knife, knuckle duster, knuckles, knucks, lance, legislative branch, limb, local post office, long sleeve, man, manus, missile, mitt, munition, munition, musculus biceps brachii, musculus triceps brachii, nervus ulnaris, nuclear weapon, organic structure, paw, physical structure, pike, post office, projectile, projection, provide, radiocarpal joint, raglan sleeve, rearm, rearm, re-arm, render, shaft, shirtsleeve, short sleeve, spear, steel, supply, sword, tomahawk, triceps brachii, turnup, ulnar nerve, vena cephalica, weaponry, weapons system, wrist, wrist joint, wristband, writing arm



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Arm\, n. [AS. arm, earm; akin to OHG. aram, G., D., Dan., &
    Sw. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms, L. armus arm, shoulder, and
    prob. to Gr. ? joining, joint, shoulder, fr. the root ? to
    join, to fit together; cf. Slav. rame. ?. See {Art},
    1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder
       to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
    2. Anything resembling an arm; as,
       (a) The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
       (b) A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an
           invertebrate animal.
       (c) A branch of a tree.
       (d) A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting
           from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a
       (e) (Naut) The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor
           which ends in the fluke.
       (f) An inlet of water from the sea.
       (g) A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the
           end of a sofa, etc.
    3. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular
       arm; the arm of the law.
             To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? --Isa. lii.
    {Arm's end}, the end of the arm; a good distance off.
    {Arm's length}, the length of the arm.
    {Arm's reach}, reach of the arm; the distance the arm can
    {To go} (or {walk}) {arm in arm}, to go with the arm or hand
       of one linked in the arm of another. ``When arm in armwe
       went along.'' --Tennyson.
    {To keep at arm's length}, to keep at a distance (literally
       or figuratively); not to allow to come into close contact
       or familiar intercourse.
    {To work at arm's length}, to work disadvantageously.
  2. \Arm\, n. [See {Arms}.] (Mil.)
       (a) A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm
           was made efficient.
       (b) A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of
           warfare; -- commonly in the pl.
  3. \Arm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Armed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    {Arming}.] [OE. armen, F. armer, fr. L. armare, fr. arma,
    pl., arms. See {arms}.]
    1. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. [Obs.]
             And make him with our pikes and partisans A grave:
             come, arm him.                        --Shak.
             Arm your prize; I know you will not lose him. --Two
                                                   N. Kins.
    2. To furnish with arms or limbs. [R.]
             His shoulders broad and strong, Armed long and
             round.                                --Beau. & Fl.
    3. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense;
       as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
             Abram . . . armed his trained servants. --Gen. xiv.
    4. To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will
       add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm
       the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling.
    5. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for
       resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
             Arm yourselves . . . with the same mind. --1 Pet.
                                                   iv. 1.
    {To arm a magnet}, to fit it with an armature.
  4. \Arm\, v. i.
    To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack
    or resistance; to take arms. `` 'Tis time to arm.'' --Shak.
Computing Dictionary

1. advanced risc machine.

Originally acorn RISC Machine.

2. advanced risc machines Ltd.

3. ["The Annotated C++ Reference Manual", Margaret A. Ellis and Bjarne Stroustrup, Addison-Wesley, 1990].

4. active reconfiguring message.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Spreading your arm towards people, could show your generous and caring nature. Your left side being associated to feminine qualities,like nurturing and support, and your right arm being more daring and outgoing and reflecting masculine characteristics. Showing your arms agressivly means that you feel the need to protect your interests and show more assertiveness. When you dream that you have lost your arms, it reflects your feeling of failure, inability to take care of yourself and of others.
Easton Bible Dictionary

used to denote power (Ps. 10:15; Ezek. 30:21; Jer. 48:25). It is also used of the omnipotence of God (Ex. 15:16; Ps. 89:13; 98:1; 77:15; Isa. 53:1; John 12:38; Acts 13:17)

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