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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2015
arm1 /ɑrm/USA pronunciation n. [countable]
    • the upper limb of the human body.
    • the upper limb from shoulder to elbow:The doctor gave me an injection in the arm.
  1. Sound Reproductionany part or attachment that resembles an arm, as a projecting support on a chair.
  2. a branch, section, or part of an organization: an arm of the government.
idiom
  1. Idiomsan arm and a leg, a great deal of money: That will cost an arm and a leg.
  2. Idiomsarm in arm, with arms linked together or intertwined: walking along arm in arm.
  3. Idiomsat arm's length, at a distance that discourages intimacy:kept her associates at arm's length.
  4. (long) arm of the law, the power or authority of the law or law enforcement.
  5. Idiomstwist someone's arm, to bring strong pressure to bear on someone.
  6. Idiomswith open arms, cordially; hospitably:welcomed her with open arms.


arm2 /ɑrm/USA pronunciation n. 
    [countable]
  1. MilitaryUsually, arms. [plural] weapons, esp. guns, rifles, or firearms.
  2. Heraldry arms, [plural] the heraldic designs or symbols on a shield.

v. 
  • to (cause to) be equipped with weapons: [no object]The country is arming for war.[~ + oneself]The rebels armed themselves.[~ + object]They armed their troops.
  • [~ + object] to activate, equip, or prepare (something) for specific purpose or effective use:to arm the security system.
  • idiom
      bear arms: 
      • to carry weapons:claimed the right to bear arms.
      • to serve as a member of the armed forces:He had to bear arms as a youth of only sixteen.
    1. Idioms, Militarytake up arms, to prepare for or go to war.
    2. Idioms, Militaryunder arms, (of troops) trained and equipped for battle.
    3. Idiomsup in arms, indignant:is up in arms about the effort to discredit him.


    -arm-, root. 

      -arm- comes from Latin, where it has the meaning "weapon.'' This meaning is found in such words as: armada, armament, arms, disarmament.


    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    arm /ɑːm/ n
    1. (in man) either of the upper limbs from the shoulder to the wrist
      Related adjective(s): brachial
    2. the part of either of the upper limbs from the elbow to the wrist; forearm
    3. the corresponding limb of any other vertebrate
    4. an armlike appendage of some invertebrates
    5. an object that covers or supports the human arm, esp the sleeve of a garment or the side of a chair, sofa, etc
    6. anything considered to resemble an arm in appearance, position, or function, esp something that branches out from a central support or larger mass: an arm of the sea, the arm of a record player
    7. an administrative subdivision of an organization: an arm of the government
    8. power; authority: the arm of the law
    9. arm in armwith arms linked
    10. at arm's lengthat a distance; away from familiarity with or subjection to another
    11. in the arms of Morpheussleeping
    12. with open armswith great warmth and hospitality: to welcome someone with open arms
    Etymology: Old English; related to German Arm, Old Norse armr arm, Latin armus shoulder, Greek harmos joint
    arm /ɑːm/ vb (transitive)
    1. to equip with weapons as a preparation for war
    2. to provide (a person or thing) with something that strengthens, protects, or increases efficiency
    3. to activate (a fuse) so that it will explode at the required time
    4. to prepare (an explosive device) for use by introducing a fuse or detonator
    n
    1. (usually plural) a weapon, esp a firearm

    See also armsEtymology: 14th Century: (n) back formation from arms, from Old French armes, from Latin arma; (vb) from Old French armer to equip with arms, from Latin armāre, from arma arms, equipment



    ARM abbreviation for
    1. adjustable rate mortgage




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