HyperDic: arm

English > 8 senses of the word arm:
NOUNbodyarma human limb
artifactarm, branch, limbany projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
artifactarm, weapon, weapon systemany instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
artifactarmthe part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person
grouparm, branch, subdivisiona division of some larger / larger or more complex organization
artifactarm, sleevethe part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
VERBcompetitionarm, build up, fortify, girdprepare oneself for a military confrontation
possessionarmsupply with arms
arm > pronunciation
Soundsaa'rm
Rhymesalarm ... underarm: 13 rhymes with aarm...
English > arm: 8 senses > noun 1, body
MeaningA 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.
Part ofbody, organic structureThe entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
homo, man, human being, humanAny living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage
Partsarm boneA bone in the arm
biceps brachii, musculus biceps brachii, biceps humeriA muscle that flexes and supinates the forearm
brachial artery, arteria brachialisThe main artery of the upper arm
cephalic vein, vena cephalicaA large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein
elbow, elbow joint, human elbow, cubitus, cubital joint, articulatio cubitihinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
forearmThe part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist
hand, manus, mitt, pawThe (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
humerusbone extending from the shoulder to the elbow
triceps brachii, musculus triceps brachiiThe skeletal muscle having three origins that extends the forearm when it contracts
ulnar nerve, cubital nerve, nervus ulnarisA nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbow
wrist, carpus, wrist joint, radiocarpal joint, articulatio radiocarpeaA joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones
BroaderlimbOne of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping
Spanishbrazo
Catalanbraç
Adjectivesbrachialof or relating to an arm
Nounsarmleta band worn around the arm for decoration
English > arm: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny projection that is thought to resemble a human arm.
Examples
  • "the arm of the record player"
  • "an arm of the sea"
Synonymsbranch, limb
BroaderprojectionAny structure that branches out from a central support
Spanishbrazo
Catalanbraç
English > arm: 8 senses > noun 3, artifact
MeaningAny instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting.
Synonymsweapon, weapon system
Part ofweaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munitionweapons considered collectively
NarrowerGreek fireA mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries
bowA weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
bow and arrowA weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them
brass knucks, knucks, brass knuckles, knuckles, knuckle dusterA small metal weapon
fire shipA weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy / enemy ships
flamethrowerA weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards
gunA weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
knifeA weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
light armA rifle or pistol
missileA rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives
pikeMedieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff
projectile, missileA weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
slasherA weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing / slashing
slingA simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
spear, lance, shaftA long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
stun gun, stun batonA weapon designed to disable a victim temporarily by delivering a nonlethal high-voltage electric shock
sword, blade, brand, steelA cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
tomahawk, hatchetweapon consisting of a fighting ax
weapon of mass destruction, WMD, W.M.D.A weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
BroaderinstrumentA device that requires skill for proper use
Spanisharma
Catalanarma
Verbsarmprepare oneself for a military confrontation
armsupply with arms
English > arm: 8 senses > noun 4, artifact
MeaningThe part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person.
Part ofarmchairchair with a support on each side for arms
Narrowerwriting armAn arm of a tablet-armed chair
BroaderarmrestA support for the arm
Spanishbrazo
Catalanbraç
English > arm: 8 senses > noun 5, group
MeaningA division of some larger / larger or more complex organization.
Synonymsbranch, subdivision
Narrowerexecutive branch, Executive Office of the PresidentThe branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws
judicial branchThe branch of the United States government responsible / responsible for the administration of justice
legislative branchThe branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating
post office, local post officeA local branch where postal services are available"
BroaderdivisionAn administrative unit in government or business
Spanishsubdivisión
Catalansubdivisió
English > arm: 8 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningThe part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm.
Synonymsleeve
Part ofgarmentAn article of clothing
Partscuff, turnupThe lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
elbowThe part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint
wristbandband consisting of a part of a sleeve that covers the wrist
Narrowerdolman sleeveA sleeve with a large armhole and tight cuff
long sleeveA sleeve extending from shoulder to wrist
raglan sleeveA sleeve that extends in one piece to the neckline of a coat or sweater with seams from the armhole to the neck
shirtsleeveThe sleeve of a shirt
short sleeveA sleeve extending from the shoulder to the elbow
Broadercloth coveringA covering made of cloth
Spanishfunda, manga
Catalanfunda, mànega, màniga
English > arm: 8 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningPrepare oneself for a military confrontation.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsbuild up, fortify, gird
NarrowerforearmArm in advance of a confrontation
rearm, re-armArm anew
Oppositedisarm, demilitarize, demilitariseRemove offensive capability from
Spanisharmarse, armar
Catalanarmar-se, fortificar
Nounsarmany instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
armamentthe act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
armora military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
English > arm: 8 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningSupply with arms.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Example"The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
NarrowermunitionSupply with weapons
rearmArm again
Broadersupply, provide, render, furnishGive something useful or necessary to
Spanisharmarse, armar
Catalanarmar-se, armar
Nounsarmany instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
armamentweaponry used by military or naval force

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