(noun, adjective, verb)


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

Definition categories: body, limb

2. any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm

- the arm of the record player

- an arm of the sea

Similar word(s): branch, limb

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

Similar word(s): branch, subdivision

Definition categories: group, division

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

Similar word(s): fortify, gird

Definition categories: competition

2. supply with arms

- The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan

Definition categories: possession, furnish, provide, render, supply

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