- arlington heights,
- arlington national cemetery,
- arliss, george,
- arm and a leg,
- arm candy,
- arm in arm,
- to solicit or borrow money from: She put the arm on me for a generous contribution.
- to use force or violence on; use strong-arm tactics on: If they don't cooperate, put the arm on them.
Origin of arm1
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of arm2
Origin of Ar.M.
Examples from the Web for arm
At St. Barnabas Hospital, Pellerano was listed in stable condition with wounds to his chest and arm.
The big slug happened to hit the suspect in the street, passing through his arm and then striking Police Officer Andrew Dossi.
Dossi initially was listed in critical condition with wounds to his arm and lower back.
She is wearing a crop top, and Andrew has his arm wrapped around her waist.Buckingham Palace Disputes Sex Allegations Against Prince ‘Randy Andy’|Tom Sykes|January 4, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Women want a hot, young thing to parade around on their arm, too.Career-Minded Women Turn to Male Escorts For No-Strings Fun and (Maybe) Sex|Aurora Snow|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As she turned away on his arm, her eyes swung round to Davey.The Pioneers|Katharine Susannah Prichard
He had raised his weapon as the door flew open, but now his arm fell.Lord Jim|Joseph Conrad
He took the place of Jean Valjean, who, on account of his arm being still in a sling, could not give his hand to the bride.Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
I do not remember much else about it; indeed, the pain in my arm was so sharp that I had no eyes for physical features.Ayesha|H. Rider Haggard
Taking his arm he drew him into a quiet place and told him all that had happened since they had last met.The Crimson Fairy Book|Various
- the corresponding limb of any other vertebrate
- an armlike appendage of some invertebrates
Word Origin for arm
- to activate (a fuse) so that it will explode at the required time
- to prepare (an explosive device) for use by introducing a fuse or detonator
Word Origin for arm
"upper limb," Old English earm "arm," from Proto-Germanic *armaz (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, German arm, Old Norse armr, Old Frisian erm), from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (cf. Sanskrit irmah "arm," Armenian armukn "elbow," Old Prussian irmo "arm," Greek arthron "a joint," Latin armus "shoulder"). Arm of the sea was in Old English. Arm-twister "powerful persuader" is from 1938. Arm-wrestling is from 1899.
They wenten arme in arme yfere Into the gardyn [Chaucer]
"weapon," c.1300, armes (plural) "weapons of a warrior," from Old French armes (plural), "arms, war, warfare," mid-13c., from Latin arma "weapons" (including armor), literally "tools, implements (of war)," from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (see arm (n.1)). The notion seems to be "that which is fitted together." Meaning "heraldic insignia" (in coat of arms, etc.) is early 14c.; originally they were borne on shields of fully armed knights or barons.
In addition to the idioms beginning with arm
- arm and a leg
- armed to the teeth
- arm in arm
- at arm's length
- babe in arms
- forewarned is forearmed
- give one's eyeteeth (right arm)
- long arm of the law
- one-armed bandit
- put the arm on
- shot in the arm
- take up arms
- talk someone's arm off
- twist someone's arm
- up in arms
- with one arm tied behind
- with open arms