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arms

noun

1 arms

Weapons considered collectively.

synonyms: implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system.

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Roget 877: title, honor; knighthood etc. (nobility) 875.    highness, excellency, grace; lordship, worship; reverence, reverend; ... show more

Roget 722: warfare; fighting etc. v.; hostilities; war, arms, the sword; Mars, Bellona, grim visaged war, horrida bella [Lat.]; bloodshed.    appeal to arms, ... show more

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Dutch: ammunitie, munitie, wapen
Polish: arsenalik



2 arms

The official symbols of a family, state, etc..

synonyms: blazon, blazonry, coat of arms.

Roget 550: indication; symbolism, symbolization; semiology, semiotics, semeiology, semeiotics; Zeitgeist.    [means of recognition: property] characteristic, diagnostic; lineament, feature, ... show more

Dutch: wapen, blazoen
Polish: herb


Moby thesaurus: achievement, alerion, animal charge, annulet, argent, armorial bearings, armory, art of war, azure, bandeau, bar, bar sinister, baton, bearings, bend, bend sinister, billet, blazon, blazonry, bordure ... show more.

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arm

noun

1 arm

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.

Dutch: arm
Polish: ramię

2 arm

Any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm:
— The arm of the record player.
— An arm of the sea.

synonyms: branch, limb.

Roget 633: machinery, mechanism, engineering.    instrument, organ, tool, implement, utensil, machine, engine, lathe, gin, mill; air engine, ... show more

Roget 51: part, portion; dose; item, particular; aught, any; division, ward; subdivision, section; chapter, clause, count, ... show more

Dutch: armen
Polish: ramię

3 arm

Any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting.

synonyms: weapon, weapon system.

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Dutch: strijdmiddel, wapen
Polish: oręż

4 arm

The part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person.

Polish: poręcz

5 arm

A division of some larger or more complex organization.

synonyms: branch, subdivision.

Dutch: onderafdeling, subafdeling, tak, vakgebied
Polish: władza

6 arm

The part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm.

synonym: sleeve.

Dutch: hoes, mouw, platenhoes
Polish: rękaw

verb

1 arm

Prepare oneself for a military confrontation.

synonyms: build up, fortify, gird.

Roget 673: prepare; get ready, make ready; make preparations, settle preliminaries, get up, sound the note of preparation.    set in order, put in order etc. (arrange) 60; forecast ... show more

Roget 722: arm; raise troops, mobilize troops; raise up in arms; take up the cudgels etc. 720; take up arms, fly to arms, appeal to arms, fly to the sword; draw the sword, unsheathe the sword; dig up the hatchet, ... show more

Roget 637: provide; make provision, make due provision for; lay in, lay in a stock, lay in a store.    supply, suppeditate; furnish; find, find one in; arm.    cater, victual, ... show more

Roget 157: be powerful etc. adj.; gain power etc. n.. belong to, pertain to; lie in one's power, be in one's power; can, be able.    give power, ... show more

2 arm

Supply with arms.

Dutch: bewapenen, wapenen


Moby thesaurus: accouter, advocate, affiliate, alpenstock, appendage, appoint, armlet, armor, armor-plate, athletic supporter, authorize, back, backbone, backing, bandeau, bank, barricade, battle, bay, bayou ... show more.

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