Dictionary.com

arrest

[ uh-rest ]
/ əˈrɛst /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: arrest / arrested / arresting on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object)
noun
QUIZ
IS THIS EIGHTH GRADE VOCAB QUIZ FEASIBLE FOR YOU?
Prove that nothing is amiss with your vocabulary skills by taking this quiz on popular eighth grade vocabulary.
Question 1 of 10
What does the word “confiscate” mean?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Idioms about arrest

    under arrest, in custody of the police or other legal authorities: They placed the suspect under arrest at the scene of the crime.

Origin of arrest

1275–1325; (v.) Middle English aresten<Anglo-French, Middle French arester,<Vulgar Latin *arrestāre to stop (see ar-, rest2); (noun) Middle English arest(e) <Anglo-French, Old French, noun derivative of v.

synonym study for arrest

3. See stop.

OTHER WORDS FROM arrest

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use arrest in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for arrest

arrest
/ (əˈrɛst) /

verb (tr)
noun

Word Origin for arrest

C14: from Old French arester, from Vulgar Latin arrestāre (unattested), from Latin ad at, to + restāre to stand firm, stop
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for arrest

arrest
[ ə-rĕst ]

v.
To stop; check.
To undergo cardiac arrest.
n.
An interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom, a stoppage.
Interference with the performance of a function.
The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

Other Idioms and Phrases with arrest

arrest

see under arrest.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK