1. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland) Poor; lacking in riches or wealth.
2. (Britain dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To be pitied; pitiful; wretched.
1. 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
2. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
- the arm of the record player
- an arm of the sea
Definition categories: man–made, projection
3. any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
Similar word(s): weapon
Definition categories: man–made, instrument
4. the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person
Definition categories: man–made, armrest
5. a division of some larger or more complex organization
6. the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
Similar word(s): sleeve
Definition categories: man–made
Sentences with arm as a noun:
- She stood with her right arm extended and her palm forward to indicate “Stop!”
- The arm and forearm are parts of the upper limb in the human body.
- the arms of an octopus
- The robot arm reached out and placed the part on the assembly line.
- Shelburne Bay is an arm of Lake Champlain.
- the cavalry arm of the military service
- the arm of the law
- the secular arm
- The Duke's arms were a sable gryphon rampant on an argent field.
1. prepare oneself for a military confrontation
Definition categories: competition
2. supply with arms
- The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan
Sentences with arm as a verb:
- Remember to arm an alarm system.
- to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling