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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (2)

1. weapons considered collectively;
[syn: weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munition]

2. the official symbols of a family, state, etc.;
[syn: coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonry]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Arms \Arms\, n. pl. [OE. armes, F. arme, pl. armes, fr. L. arma, pl., arms, orig. fittings, akin to armus shoulder, and E. arm. See Arm, n.] 1. Instruments or weapons of offense or defense. [1913 Webster] He lays down his arms, but not his wiles. --Milton. [1913 Webster] Three horses and three goodly suits of arms. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] 2. The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science. "Arms and the man I sing." --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 3. (Law) Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon. --Cowell. Blackstone. [1913 Webster] 4. (Her.) The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son. [1913 Webster] 5. (Falconry) The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot. --Halliwell. [1913 Webster] Bred to arms, educated to the profession of a soldier. In arms, armed for war; in a state of hostility. Small arms, portable firearms known as muskets, rifles, carbines, pistols, etc. A stand of arms, a complete set for one soldier, as a musket, bayonet, cartridge box and belt; frequently, the musket and bayonet alone. To arms! a summons to war or battle. Under arms, armed and equipped and in readiness for battle, or for a military parade. [1913 Webster] Arm's end, Arm's length, Arm's reach. See under Arm. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

arms n 1: weapons considered collectively [syn: weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munition] 2: the official symbols of a family, state, etc. [syn: coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonry]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

107 Moby Thesaurus words for "arms": achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, art of war, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, billet, blazon, blazonry, bordure, broad arrow, cadency mark, canton, chaplet, charge, chevron, chief, chivalry, coat of arms, cockatrice, coronet, crescent, crest, cross, cross moline, crown, device, difference, differencing, eagle, ermine, ermines, erminites, erminois, escutcheon, falcon, fess, fess point, field, file, flanch, fleur-de-lis, fret, fur, fusil, garland, generalship, griffin, gules, gyron, hatchment, helmet, heraldic device, honor point, impalement, impaling, inescutcheon, knighthood, label, lion, lozenge, mantling, marshaling, martlet, mascle, metal, motto, mullet, nombril point, octofoil, or, ordinary, orle, pale, paly, pean, pheon, purpure, quarter, quartering, rose, sable, saltire, scutcheon, shield, spread eagle, subordinary, tenne, tincture, torse, tressure, unicorn, vair, vert, war, wreath, yale
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ARMS Architecture for Reliable Managed Storage (Cheyenne)
V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (September 2014):

ARMS Automation Resources Management System
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ARMS. Any thing that a man wears for his defence, or takes in his hands, or uses in his anger, to cast at, or strike at another. Co. Litt. 161 b, 162 a; Crompt. Just. P. 65; Cunn. Dict. h.t. 2. The Constitution of the United States, Amendm. art. 2, declares, "that a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In Kentucky, a statute "to prevent persons from wearing concealed arms," has been declared to be unconstitutional; 2 Litt. R. 90; while in Indiana a similar statute has been holden valid and constitutional. 3 Blackf. R. 229. Vide Story, Const. Sec. 1889, 1890 Amer. Citizen, 176; 1 Tuck. Black. App. 300 Rawle on Const. 125.
Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856):

ARMS, heraldry. Signs of arms, or drawings painted on shields, banners, and the like. The arms of the United States are described in the Resolution of Congress, of June 20, 1782. Vide Seal of the United States.