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Definition 1: the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for arm in the sense of this definition

(arm is a kind of ...) a covering made of cloth

(... is a kind of arm ) a sleeve extending from the shoulder to the elbow

(... is a kind of arm ) the sleeve of a shirt

(... is a kind of arm ) a sleeve that extends in one piece to the neckline of a coat or sweater with seams from the armhole to the neck

(... is a kind of arm ) a sleeve extending from shoulder to wrist

(... is a kind of arm ) a sleeve with a large armhole and tight cuff

(arm is a part of ...) the part of a sleeve that covers the elbow joint

"his coat had patches over the elbows"

(arm is a part of ...) the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg

(arm is a part of ...) band consisting of a part of a sleeve that covers the wrist

(... is part of arm) an article of clothing

"garments of the finest silk"

Definition 2: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was licensed to carry a weapon

Synonyms for arm in the sense of this definition

(arm is a kind of ...) a device that requires skill for proper use

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing

(... is a kind of arm ) a simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released

(... is a kind of arm ) a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon designed to disable a victim temporarily by delivering a nonlethal high-voltage electric shock

(... is a kind of arm ) a cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard

(... is a kind of arm ) weapon consisting of a fighting ax; used by North American Indians

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

(... is a kind of arm ) medieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff; superseded by the bayonet

(... is a kind of arm ) a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them

(... is a kind of arm ) (used in the plural) a small metal weapon; worn over the knuckles on the back of the hand

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy ships

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

(... is a kind of arm ) a weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point

(... is a kind of arm ) a rifle or pistol

(... is a kind of arm ) a mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries; catches fire when wetted

(... is part of arm) weapons considered collectively

Definition 3: the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person - [noun denoting artifact]

(arm is a kind of ...) a support for the arm

(... is a kind of arm ) an arm of a tablet-armed chair; widened to provide a writing surface

(... is part of arm) chair with a support on each side for arms

Definition 4: any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the arm of the record player
  • an arm of the sea
  • a branch of the sewer

Synonyms for arm in the sense of this definition

(arm is a kind of ...) any structure that branches out from a central support

Definition 5: 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 - [noun denoting body]

(arm is a kind of ...) one of the jointed appendages of an animal used for locomotion or grasping: arm; leg; wing; flipper

(arm is a part of ...) bone extending from the shoulder to the elbow

(arm is a part of ...) a bone in the arm

(arm is a part of ...) a joint between the distal end of the radius and the proximal row of carpal bones

(arm is a part of ...) hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped

(arm is a part of ...) the skeletal muscle having three origins that extends the forearm when it contracts

(arm is a part of ...) a muscle that flexes and supinates the forearm

(arm is a part of ...) a nerve running along the inner side of the arm and passing near the elbow; supplies intrinsic muscles of the hand and the skin of the medial side of the hand

(arm is a part of ...) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

(arm is a part of ...) the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist

(arm is a part of ...) a large vein of the arm that empties into the axillary vein

(arm is a part of ...) the main artery of the upper arm; a continuation of the axillary artery; bifurcates into the radial and ulnar arteries at the elbow

(... is part of arm) the entire physical structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)

"he felt as if his whole body were on fire"

(... is part of arm) any living or extinct member of the family Hominidae characterized by superior intelligence, articulate speech, and erect carriage

Definition 6: a division of some larger or more complex organization - [noun denoting group]

Samples where arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a branch of Congress
  • botany is a branch of biology
  • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages

Synonyms for arm in the sense of this definition

(arm is a kind of ...) an administrative unit in government or business

(... is a kind of arm ) a local branch where postal services are available

(... is a kind of arm ) the branch of the United States government that is responsible for carrying out the laws

(... is a kind of arm ) the branch of the United States government that has the power of legislating

(... is a kind of arm ) the branch of the United States government responsible for the administration of justice

Definition 7: prepare oneself for a military confrontation - [verb of competition]

Samples where arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East
  • troops are building up on the Iraqi border

Synonyms for arm in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of arm ) arm anew

"After the war, the defeated country was not allowed to rearm"

(... is a kind of arm ) arm in advance of a confrontation

Definition 8: supply with arms - [verb of possession]

Samples where arm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan

(arm is a kind of ...) give something useful or necessary to

"We provided the room with an electrical heater"

(... is a kind of arm ) supply with weapons

(... is a kind of arm ) arm again

"After the war, the defeated country was not rearmed by the victors"

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