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NOUN (6)

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;

2. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm;
- Example: "the arm of the record player"
- Example: "an arm of the sea"
- Example: "a branch of the sewer"
[syn: arm, branch, limb]

3. any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting;
- Example: "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
[syn: weapon, arm, weapon system]

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

5. a division of some larger or more complex organization;
- Example: "a branch of Congress"
- Example: "botany is a branch of biology"
- Example: "the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"
[syn: branch, subdivision, arm]

6. the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm;
[syn: sleeve, arm]


VERB (2)

1. prepare oneself for a military confrontation;
- Example: "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
- Example: "troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
[syn: arm, build up, fortify, gird]

2. supply with arms;
- Example: "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arm \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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arm \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. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arm \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.] [1913 Webster] And make him with our pikes and partisans A grave: come, arm him. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Arm your prize; I know you will not lose him. --Two N. Kins. [1913 Webster] 2. To furnish with arms or limbs. [R.] [1913 Webster] His shoulders broad and strong, Armed long and round. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country. [1913 Webster] Abram . . . armed his trained servants. --Gen. xiv. 14. [1913 Webster] 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. [1913 Webster] 5. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense. [1913 Webster] Arm yourselves . . . with the same mind. --1 Pet. iv. 1. [1913 Webster] To arm a magnet, to fit it with an armature. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arm \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, Article.] 1. The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey. [1913 Webster] 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 steelyard. (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. [1913 Webster] 3. Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law. [1913 Webster] To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed? --Isa. lii. 1. [1913 Webster] Arm's end, the end of the arm; a good distance off. --Dryden. Arm's length, the length of the arm. Arm's reach, reach of the arm; the distance the arm can reach. 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. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

arm n 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 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" [syn: arm, branch, limb] 3: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon" [syn: weapon, arm, weapon system] 4: the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person 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" [syn: branch, subdivision, arm] 6: the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm [syn: sleeve, arm] v 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" [syn: arm, build up, fortify, gird] [ant: demilitarise, demilitarize, disarm] 2: supply with arms; "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

213 Moby Thesaurus words for "arm": accouter, advocate, affiliate, alpenstock, appendage, appoint, armlet, armor, armor-plate, athletic supporter, authorize, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bank, barricade, battle, bay, bayou, bearer, beef, belt, biceps, bight, bless, block, blockade, boca, bough, bra, brace, bracer, bracket, branch, branch office, brassiere, bulwark, buttress, cane, carrier, castellate, cervix, champion, chapter, cloak, clothe, clothe with power, compass about, copyright, corset, cove, cover, creek, crenellate, crook, crutch, cushion, defend, deputize, dig in, division, dress, elbow, ell, embattle, empower, enable, endow, endue, energy, ensure, entrench, equip, estuary, euripus, extension, fence, fend, fit, fit out, fit up, fjord, force, forearm, fortify, foundation garment, frith, fulcrum, furnish, garrison, gear, girdle, guarantee, guard, gulf, gut, guy, guywire, hand, harbor, haven, heel, imp, inlet, insure, invest, jock, jockstrap, joint, keep, keep from harm, kyle, leg, limb, link, lobe, lobule, local, loch, lodge, mainstay, maintainer, make safe, man, man the garrison, mast, member, mine, mouth, munition, muscle, narrow, narrow seas, narrows, natural harbor, neck, nestle, offshoot, organ, outfit, palisade, patent, pinion, police, post, prepare, prop, protect, put in shape, ramification, reach, ready, register, reinforce, reinforcement, reinforcer, rest, resting place, ride shotgun for, rig, rig out, rig up, rigging, road, roads, roadstead, runner, safeguard, scion, screen, secure, service, shelter, shield, shoulder, shroud, sinew, slough, sound, spine, spray, sprig, sprit, spur, staff, standing rigging, stave, stay, steam, stick, stiffener, strait, straits, strength, strengthener, strong arm, support, supporter, sustainer, switch, tail, tendril, turn out, twig, underwrite, upholder, upper arm, vigor, walking stick, wall, wing, wrist
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ARM Adobe Reader and acrobat Manager (Adobe)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ARM Advanced RISC Machines (manufacturer, Acorn, Apple, VLSI, RISC)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ARM Annotated [c++] Reference Manual
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ARM Application Response Measurement [working group]
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ARM Asynchronous Response Mode
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015):

ARM 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. (1997-10-03)
Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary:

Arm 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)