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    arm - Dictionary definition and meaning for word arm

    Definition
    (noun) 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 Definition
    (noun) any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    Synonyms : branch , limb
    Example Sentence
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer
    Definition
    (noun) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    Synonyms : weapon , weapon system
    Example Sentence
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
    Definition
    (noun) the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person Definition
    (noun) a division of some larger or more complex organization
    Synonyms : branch , subdivision
    Example Sentence
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
    Definition
    (noun) the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
    Synonyms : sleeve
    Definition
    (verb) prepare oneself for a military confrontation
    Synonyms : build up , fortify , gird
    Example Sentence
    • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
    • troops are building up on the Iraqi border
    Definition
    (verb) supply with arms
    Example Sentence
    • The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan
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