part of speech: noun

definition 1: the part of the human body between the shoulder and the wrist.

definition 2: any part that looks like or is used like an arm.

  • Do not sit on the arm of that chair.

derivation: armless (n.)


part of speech: noun

definition: (usually plural) weapons. Guns, knives, and bombs are arms.

synonyms: firearms, guns, machine guns, pistol, revolvers, rifles

part of speech: verb

inflections: arms, arming, armed

definition 1: to give weapons to.

  • The leader armed his troops.

definition 2: to protect or make stronger.

  • The king armed the castle with three dozen knights.
  • The candidate armed herself with the latest facts before the debate.

synonyms: brace, fortify, reinforce, steel, strengthen