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English noun: arm

1. arm (body) 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


Broader (hypernym)limb


Part holonymarm bone, arteria brachialis, articulatio cubiti, articulatio radiocarpea, biceps brachii, biceps humeri, brachial artery, carpus, cephalic vein, cubital joint, cubital nerve, cubitus, elbow, elbow joint, forearm, hand, human elbow, humerus, manus, mitt, musculus biceps brachii, musculus triceps brachii, nervus ulnaris, paw, radiocarpal joint, triceps brachii, ulnar nerve, vena cephalica, wrist, wrist joint


Part meronymbody, homo, human, human being, man, organic structure, physical structure

2. arm (artifact) any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm


SamplesThe arm of the record player.
An arm of the sea.
A branch of the sewer.


Synonymsbranch, limb


Broader (hypernym)projection

3. arm (artifact) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting


SamplesHe was licensed to carry a weapon.


Synonymsweapon, weapon system


Broader (hypernym)instrument


Narrower (hyponym)blade, bow, bow and arrow, brand, brass knuckles, brass knucks, fire ship, flamethrower, Greek fire, gun, hatchet, knife, knuckle duster, knuckles, knucks, lance, light arm, missile, missile, pike, projectile, shaft, slasher, sling, spear, steel, stun baton, stun gun, sword, tomahawk, W.M.D., weapon of mass destruction, WMD


Part meronymarms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system

4. arm (artifact) the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person


Broader (hypernym)armrest


Narrower (hyponym)writing arm


Part meronymarmchair

5. arm (group) a division of some larger or more complex organization


SamplesA branch of Congress.
Botany is a branch of biology.
The Germanic branch of Indo-European languages.


Synonymsbranch, subdivision


Broader (hypernym)division


Narrower (hyponym)executive branch, Executive Office of the President, judicial branch, legislative branch, local post office, post office

6. arm (artifact) the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm


Synonymssleeve


Broader (hypernym)cloth covering


Narrower (hyponym)dolman sleeve, long sleeve, raglan sleeve, shirtsleeve, short sleeve


Part holonymcuff, elbow, turnup, wristband


Part meronymgarment


English verb: arm

1. arm (competition) prepare oneself for a military confrontation


SamplesThe U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East.
Troops are building up on the Iraqi border.


Synonymsbuild up, fortify, gird


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Narrower (hyponym)forearm, re-arm, rearm


Antonymsdisarm, demilitarise, demilitarize

2. arm (possession) supply with arms


SamplesThe U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)furnish, provide, render, supply


Narrower (hyponym)munition, rearm









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