- The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to
the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
- Anything resembling an arm
- The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
- A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate
- A branch of a tree.
- A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a
trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard.
- The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in
- An inlet of water from the sea.
- A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a
- Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm;
the arm of the law.
- A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made
- A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; --
commonly in the pl.
- To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
- To furnish with arms or limbs.
- To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as,
to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
- 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.
- Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for
resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
- To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of
attack or resistance; to take arms.