arm [1] NOUN 1) each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand. 2) a side part of a chair supporting a sitter's arm. 3) a narrow body of water or land projecting from a larger body. 4) a branch or division of an organization.
arm in arm — Cf. arm in arm
cost an arm and a leg — Cf. ↑cost an arm and a leg
in arms — Cf. ↑in arms
keep at arm's length — Cf. ↑keep at arm's length
with open arms — Cf. ↑with open arms
DERIVATIVES armful noun armless adjective.
ORIGIN Old English.
arm [2] VERB 1) supply with weapons. 2) provide with essential equipment for a task or situation. 3) activate the fuse of (a bomb) so that it is ready to explode.
ORIGIN Latin armare, from arma 'armour, arms' .

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