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The Definition of - arm (noun)

    noun
    1.
    the upper limb of the human body, especially the part extending from the shoulder to the wrist.
    2.
    the upper limb from the shoulder to the elbow.
    3.
    the forelimb of any vertebrate.
    4.
    some part of an organism like or likened to an arm.
    5.
    any armlike part or attachment, as the tone arm of a phonograph.
    6.
    a covering for the arm, especially a sleeve of a garment:
    the arm of a coat.
    7.
    an administrative or operational branch of an organization:
    A special arm of the government will investigate.
    8.
    Nautical. any of the curved or bent pieces of an anchor, terminating in the flukes.
    9.
    an armrest.
    10.
    an inlet or cove:
    an arm of the sea.
    11.
    a combat branch of the military service, as the infantry, cavalry, or field artillery.
    12.
    power; might; strength; authority:
    the long arm of the law.
    13.
    Typography. either of the extensions to the right of the vertical line of a K or upward from the vertical stem of a Y.
    Idioms
    14.
    an arm and a leg, a great deal of money:
    Our night on the town cost us an arm and a leg.
    15.
    arm in arm, with arms linked together or intertwined:
    They walked along arm in arm.
    16.
    at arm's length, not on familiar or friendly terms; at a distance:
    He's the kind of person you pity but want to keep at arm's length.
    17.
    in the arms of Morpheus, asleep:
    After a strenuous day, he was soon in the arms of Morpheus.
    18.
    on the arm, Slang. free of charge; gratis:
    an investigation of policemen who ate lunch on the arm.
    19.
    put the arm on, Slang.
    1. to solicit or borrow money from:
      She put the arm on me for a generous contribution.
    2. to use force or violence on; use strong-arm tactics on:
      If they don't cooperate, put the arm on them.
    20.
    twist someone's arm, to use force or coercion on someone.
    21.
    with open arms, cordially; with warm hospitality:
    a country that receives immigrants with open arms.

Word Example of - arm

    Example Sentences for arm

    Her eyes brightened and she placed a soft hand upon his arm.

    Then he grasped young Robins by the arm and rushed with him from the hall.

    Yes do, give me your arm; we will go into the cloisters and talk there.

    The two hombres shot the sheriff in the arm before he located them and got away.

    Guide my arm and my heart and don't let me be afraid to die or to make her die.

    She put her arm within his, and anxiously inquired whether he was not unwell.

    Duffield got back his foot, and Hooker got his arm once more over the door.

    And he at once offered his arm to Margaret, bestowing a meaning smile on Hester.

    She was about to leave the room when he again laid his hand on her arm.

    "How are——" He hesitated, but she knew just what he meant, and patted his arm gratefully.

Word Origin & History of - arm

    Word Origin & History

    arm "body part," O.E. earm "arm," from P.Gmc. *armaz (cf. O.S., M.Du., Ger. arm, O.N. armr, O.Fris. erm), from PIE base *ar- "fit, join" (cf. Skt. irmah "arm," Armenian armukn "elbow," O.Prus. irmo "arm," Gk. arthron "a joint," L. armus "shoulder"). Arm of the sea was in O.E. Arm-twister "powerful persuader" is from 1938. Arm-wrestling is from 1971."They wenten arme in arme yfere Into the gardyn" [Chaucer]