noun a branch of a tree.
2. arm ·noun anything resembling an arm.
3. arm ·noun an inlet of water from the sea.
4. arm ·vt to furnish with arms or limbs.
5. arm ·noun the fore limb of an animal, as of a bear.
6. arm ·vt to take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
7. arm ·noun a limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
8. arm ·noun the end of a yard; also, the part of an anchor which ends in the fluke.
9. arm ·noun a support for the elbow, at the side of a chair, the end of a sofa, ·etc.
10. arm ·noun a branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient.
11. arm ·noun a weapon of offense or defense; an instrument of warfare;
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12. arm ·noun fig.: power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law.
13. arm ·vi to provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms.
14. arm ·vt to furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
15. arm ·vt fig.: to furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
xvi. arm ·noun the limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.
xvii. arm ·noun a slender part of an instrument or machine, projecting from a trunk, axis, or fulcrum; as, the arm of a steelyard.
xviii. arm ·vt 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.