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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
  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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