arm

arm1 [ arm ] noun count ***
1. ) one of the two long parts of your body with your hands at the end:
I put my arm around his shoulders.
in someone's arms: She was holding the baby in her arms.
under someone's arm (=between the arm and the side of the body): Jim was carrying a package under his arm.
into someone's arms: The children threw themselves into their grandmother's arms.
fold/cross your arms (=put one arm on top of the other): She folded her arms across her chest.
take someone in your arms: He took her in his arms and kissed her.
2. ) the part of a chair that you rest your arm on when you are sitting in it
a ) the part of a piece of clothing that your arm fits into
3. ) a long thin part of an object that sticks out from the main part:
The crane's huge metal arm lifted the load into the air.
a ) a long narrow area of land or water
4. ) a part of an organization that deals with a particular subject or activity:
the retailing arm of the business
an arm of the Justice Department
an arm and a leg MAINLY SPOKEN
if something costs an arm and a leg, it is very expensive
arm in arm
if two people are arm in arm, they are next to each other, with the left arm of one of them bent around the right arm of the other person:
The lovers strolled arm in arm by the river.
at arm's length
1. ) held away from your body with your arm stretched out straight:
He held the sword in front of him at arm's length.
2. ) in a situation where you avoid dealing with or becoming involved with someone else:
keep/put someone at arm's length: Sheryl's unfriendly manner kept most people at arm's length.
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arm
arm 2 [ arm ] verb transitive **
1. ) to provide yourself or other people with weapons:
arm someone with something: They quickly armed themselves with sticks.
No government should be arming terrorists.
2. ) to provide yourself or other people with useful or impressive equipment, information, etc.:
arm someone with something: I'll need to arm myself with all the facts before meeting them formally.

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • arm — ärm …   Kölsch Dialekt Lexikon

  • Arm — Arm, n. [AS. arm, earm; akin to OHG. aram, G., D., Dan., & Sw. arm, Icel. armr, Goth. arms, L. armus arm, shoulder, and prob. to Gr. ? joining, joint, shoulder, fr. the root ? to join, to fit together; cf. Slav. rame. ?. See {Art}, {Article}.] 1 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arm — Arm, ärmer, ärmste, adj. et adv. welches überhaupt den Zustand der Beraubung einer Sache ausdruckt, und zwar, 1. In eigentlicher Bedeutung, des zeitlichen Vermögens beraubt. Ein armer Mensch, ein armer Mann, eine arme Frau. Arm seyn. Arm werden.… …   Grammatisch-kritisches Wörterbuch der Hochdeutschen Mundart

  • arm — arm1 [ärm] n. [ME < OE earm; akin to L armus, Goth arms, OHG arm: see ART1] 1. a) an upper limb of the human body b) in anatomy, the part of the upper limb between the shoulder and the elbow c) in nontechnical use, the part of the upper limb… …   English World dictionary

  • ARM — steht für: Arm, eine der oberen Extremitäten des menschlichen Körpers Arm (Name), ein biblischer Name Arm (Stern), der Stern Eta Capricorni arm steht für: arm, Adjektiv, siehe Armut Personen mit Namen Arm sind: Mark Arm (* 1962), US… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arm — …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • arm — arm; arm·ful; arm·less; arm·let; arm·scye; dis·arm; en·arm; re·arm; un·arm; ARM; dis·arm·er; dis·arm·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • Arm — Arm: Die gemeingerm. Körperteilbezeichnung mhd., ahd. arm, got. arms, engl. arm, schwed. arm beruht mit verwandten Wörtern in anderen idg. Sprachen auf einer Bildung zu der idg. Wurzel *ar‹ə› »fügen, zupassen«, vgl. z. B. lat. armus »Oberarm,… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

  • Arm — Arm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Armed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arming}.] [OE. armen, F. armer, fr. L. armare, fr. arma, pl., arms. See {arms}.] 1. To take by the arm; to take up in one s arms. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] And make him with our pikes and partisans A …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Arm — Sm std. (8. Jh.), mhd. arm, ahd. ar(a)m, as. arm Stammwort. Aus g. * arma m. Arm , auch in gt. arms, anord. armr, ae. earm, afr. erm. Dieses aus einem indogermanischen Wort für Schultergelenk, Arm , das in zwei Ablautformen * arə mo und * ṛə mo… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • arm — Ⅰ. arm [1] ► NOUN 1) each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand. 2) a side part of a chair supporting a sitter s arm. 3) a narrow body of water or land projecting from a larger body. 4) a branch or division of an… …   English terms dictionary

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