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Definition of Arm

Babylon English

part of the body between the shoulder and the hand
equip with weapons; be equipped with weapons
Arm Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
Arm Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
A branch of a tree.
A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient.
A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
A slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard.
A support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, etc.
A weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare; -- commonly in the pl.
An inlet of water from the sea.
Anything resembling an arm
Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law.
The end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke.
The fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
(v. i.)
To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms.
(v. t.)
Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
(v. t.)
To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling.
(v. t.)
To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
(v. t.)
To furnish with arms or limbs.
(v. t.)
To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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\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.] and make him with our pikes and partisans a grave: come, arm him. arm your prize; i know you will not lose him. --two n. kins.
2. to furnish with arms or limbs. [r.] his shoulders broad and strong, armed long and round. & fl.
3. to furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country. abram armed his trained servants. xiv. 14.
4. to cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling.
5. fig.: to furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense. arm yourselves with the same mind. iv. 1.

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A stimulus.
From the restorative effects of an injection of a drug like penicillin.
From Shakespeare's King John.
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Irish Gaelic words and phrases
army, weapon
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Angell = n. a pinion; an arm
Arfu = v. to arm
Braich = n. arm, branch
Byriad = n. a breviat, an arm
Cesail = n. arm pit; bosom
Ceseiliad = n. arm full; taking in arms
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Australian Slang
child's appeal to his mother for help: “Arm arm, makim stop”
to stink, to be terrible
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it stinks; it's terrible
WordNet 2.0

1. 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
(hypernym) limb
(part-holonym) body, organic structure, physical structure
(part-meronym) brachial artery, arteria brachialis
2. any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
(synonym) weapon, weapon system
(hypernym) instrument
(hyponym) bow
(part-holonym) weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munition
3. an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"
(synonym) branch, subdivision
(hypernym) division
(hyponym) post office, local post office
4. any projection that is thought to resemble an arm; "the arm of the record player"; "an arm of the sea"; "a branch of the sewer"
(synonym) branch, limb
(hypernym) projection
5. the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person
(hypernym) armrest
(hyponym) writing arm
(part-holonym) armchair
6. the part of a garment that is attached at armhole and provides a cloth covering for the arm
(synonym) sleeve
(hypernym) cloth covering
(hyponym) dolman sleeve
(part-holonym) garment
(part-meronym) cuff, turnup

1. prepare oneself for a military confrontation; "The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"; "troops are building up on the Iraqui border"
(synonym) build up, fortify, gird
(antonym) disarm, demilitarize, demilitarise
(hyponym) rearm, re-arm
(derivation) armor, armour
2. supply with arms; "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
(hyponym) munition
(derivation) armament
Arm Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
A mortgage that features predetermined adjustments of the loan interest rate at regular intervals based on an established index. The interest rate is adjusted at each interval to a rate equivalent to the index value plus a predetermined spread, or margin, over the index, usually subject to per-interval and to life-of-loan interest rate and/or payment rate caps.
Copyright © 2000, Campbell R. Harvey. All Rights Reserved.
Dictionary of Real Estate Terms
A mortgage loan which bears interest at a rate subject to change during the term of the loan.
Sean_Woo's Finance,GIS & Real Estate Glossary
adjustable rate mortgage
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Manufactures a broad range of components and systems for commercial, specialty and light vehicle original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket.
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Arm Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Armaments (Directorate in EDA)
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DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
antiradiation missile
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Anti-Radiation Missile
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Arm Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing an arm amputated, means separation or divorce. Mutual dissatisfaction will occur between husband and wife. It is a dream of sinister import. Beware of deceitfulness and fraud.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Arm Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
BioProcess International™ Glossary
in clinical trials, one group of participants (an iarmi of the trial) receives one treatment (drug) while another arm receives a different treatment (placebo).
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Hill Associates Acronym List
Asynchronous Response Mode (HDLC) 
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Application Response Measurement
Dictionary of Automotive Terms
A part attached to or projecting from something. See a-arm , ball joint rocker arm , breaker arm , control arm , crankarm , high lift rocker arms , idler arm , leading arm , long and short arm suspension , pitman arm , rocker arm , semi-trailing arm , stay , steering arm , throttle arm , trailing arm , and transverse arm .
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To strive for a mission objective, such as flying toward a radial of a radio station; usually refers to a mode of radio navigation, such as striving to reach a specific radial of a radio station prior to flying along that radial; See Also: capture criterion; Compare: activate, capture;
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Country Data Codes
Armenia (ISO 3166)
Arm Definition from Computer & Internet Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Arm Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
In human anatomy, the arm is the upper limb of the body, comprising regions between the glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint) and the elbow joint. In common usage the arm extends to the hand. It can be divided into the upper arm (brachium), the forearm (antebrachium), and the hand (manus). Anatomically the shoulder girdle with bones and corresponding muscles is by definition a part of the arm. The Latin term brachium may refer to both the arm as a whole or to the upper arm on its own.

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An arm is an upper limb of the body.

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Edward Armitage (May 20, 1817 – May 24, 1896) was an English Victorian-era painter whose work focused on historical, classical and biblical subjects.

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Arm Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
Olympic Games Glossary - A Babylon Glossary
Country code for: Armenia
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Arm Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
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The part that connects the still to the condenser.
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1)An inlet of water (as from the sea). (2) (Lakes) A long and relatively narrow body of water extending inland from a main body. Usually the term arm is applied to a reach of water, greater in length and narrower than one called a bay, but often on maps no clear distinction exists between arm and bay: nor between arm and lobe.
Arm Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
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Arm Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
used to denote power (Ps. 10:15; Ezek. 30:21; Jer. 48:25). It is also used of the omnipotence of God (Ex. 15:16; Ps. 89:13; 98:1; 77:15; Isa. 53:1; John 12:38; Acts 13:17)
Arm Definition from Medicine Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dictionary of Medicine (Shahram)
one of the limbs, the part of the body which goes from the shoulder to the hand, formed of the upper arm, the elbow and the forearm; she broke her arm skiing; lift your arms up above your head
arm bones = the humerus, the ulna and the radius
arm sling = bandage attached round the neck, used to support an injured arm and prevent it from moving; he had his arm in a sling
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a group of participants in a research trial who receive the same treatment (treatment arm) or placebo (control arm).
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One group of participants in a comparative clinical trial, all of whom receive the same treatment. The other arm(s) receive(s) a different treatment regimen.
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a group of participants in a clinical trial, all of whom receive the same treatment, intervention or placebo. The other arm(s) receive(s) a different treatment.