- arresting gear,
- arretine ware
Origin of arresting
verb (used with object)
Origin of arrest
Examples from the Web for arresting
Brown himself spent years arresting sex workers when, as Forman relays, “what [he] really wanted to do [was] help them.”To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Federal officials spent Wednesday arresting members of the Boyle Heights-based street gang which has strong ties to La Eme.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Bees Laline Paull (Ecco) This arresting debut novel is a daring dystopian story set in a beehive.The Best Fiction of 2014: Ford, Ferrante, Klay, and More|William O’Connor|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even good, arresting visual art is transformed by its context.
Even good, arresting visual art is transformed by the gaze of a potential consumer.
"There's the pantry window," she cried, arresting her tears.Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles|Mrs. Henry Wood
I lost my last month's pay for arresting a shark by mistake.
When the British authorities answered this defiance by arresting Nationalist leaders, Egypt flamed into rebellion from end to end.The Rising Tide of Color Against White World-Supremacy|Theodore Lothrop Stoddard
As Ollyett said our first care was to create an 'arresting atmosphere' round it.A Diversity of Creatures|Rudyard Kipling
The arresting fact was that he was stirred by curiosity about her.The Quaint Companions|Leonard Merrick
Word Origin for arrest
early 15c., "action of stopping" someone or something, verbal noun from arrest (v.).
"striking, that captures the imagination," 1792, present participle adjective from arrest (v.).
"to cause to stop," also "to detain legally," late 14c., from Old French arester "to stay, stop" (Modern French arrêter), from Vulgar Latin *arrestare (source of Italian arrestare, Spanish and Portuguese arrestar), from Latin ad- "to" (see ad-) + restare "to stop, remain behind, stay back" (see rest (n.2)). Figurative sense of "to catch and hold" (the attention, etc.) is from 1814.
late 14c., from Anglo-French arest, Old French areste, from arester (see arrest (v.)).
see under arrest.