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Definition of Arm


  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
  3. The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
  4. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
  5. A branch of a tree.
  6. A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard.
  7. The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke.
  8. An inlet of water from the sea.
  9. A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc.
  10. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law.
  11. A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient.
  12. A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; -- commonly in the pl.
  13. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
  14. To furnish with arms or limbs.
  15. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
  16. 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.
  17. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
  18. To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms.

Arm Quotations

The highest prize in a world of men is the most beautiful woman available on your arm and living there in her heart loyal to you.
Norman Mailer

We cannot stop natural disasters but we can arm ourselves with knowledge: so many lives wouldn't have to be lost if there was enough disaster preparedness.
Petra Nemcova

Expressions of affection, like putting your arm around someone's shoulder, holding hands, or giving a kiss good night, involve the principle of honesty.
John Bytheway

It was on my fifth birthday that Papa put his hand on my shoulder and said, 'Remember, my son, if you ever need a helping hand, you'll find one at the end of your arm.'
Sam Levenson

'Swan Lake' is the most difficult thing to portray for a female ballet dancer; it really requires such specific qualities of articulation, agility, strength, and the arm work is something that takes a lot of training.
Benjamin Millepied
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Arm Translations

arm in Afrikaans is arm
arm in Danish is arm
arm in Dutch is bewapenen, wapenen
arm in French is armez, arment, armer, armons, pauvre, bras
arm in German is Arm {m}, Arm {m}, Armlehne {f}, Abzweigung {f}
arm in Italian is regolare, manica, armare, povero
arm in Latin is armo
arm in Norwegian is arm
arm in Spanish is brazo
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