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arm


  10  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arm  \Arm\,  n.  [AS.  arm,  earm;  akin  to  OHG.  aram,  G.,  D.,  Dan.,  & 
  Sw  arm,  Icel.  armr,  Goth.  arms,  L.  armus  arm,  shoulder,  and 
  prob.  to  Gr  ?  joining,  joint,  shoulder,  fr  the  root  ?  to 
  join  to  fit  together;  cf  Slav.  rame.  ?.  See  {Art}, 
  {Article}.] 
  1.  The  limb  of  the  human  body  which  extends  from  the  shoulder 
  to  the  hand;  also  the  corresponding  limb  of  a  monkey. 
 
  2.  Anything  resembling  an  arm;  as 
  a  The  fore  limb  of  an  animal,  as  of  a  bear. 
  b  A  limb,  or  locomotive  or  prehensile  organ,  of  an 
  invertebrate  animal. 
  c  A  branch  of  a  tree. 
  d  A  slender  part  of  an  instrument  or  machine,  projecting 
  from  a  trunk,  axis,  or  fulcrum;  as  the  arm  of  a 
  steelyard. 
  e  (Naut)  The  end  of  a  yard;  also  the  part  of  an  anchor 
  which  ends  in  the  fluke. 
  f  An  inlet  of  water  from  the  sea. 
  g  A  support  for  the  elbow,  at  the  side  of  a  chair,  the 
  end  of  a  sofa,  etc 
 
  3.  Fig.:  Power;  might  strength;  support;  as  the  secular 
  arm;  the  arm  of  the  law. 
 
  To  whom  is  the  arm  of  the  Lord  revealed?  --Isa.  lii. 
  1. 
 
  {Arm's  end},  the  end  of  the  arm;  a  good  distance  off 
  --Dryden. 
 
  {Arm's  length},  the  length  of  the  arm. 
 
  {Arm's  reach},  reach  of  the  arm;  the  distance  the  arm  can 
  reach. 
 
  {To  go}  (or  {walk})  {arm  in  arm},  to  go  with  the  arm  or  hand 
  of  one  linked  in  the  arm  of  another.  ``When  arm  in  armwe 
  went  along.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  keep  at  arm's  length},  to  keep  at  a  distance  (literally 
  or  figuratively);  not  to  allow  to  come  into  close  contact 
  or  familiar  intercourse. 
 
  {To  work  at  arm's  length},  to  work  disadvantageously. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arm  \Arm\,  n.  [See  {Arms}.]  (Mil.) 
  a  A  branch  of  the  military  service;  as  the  cavalry  arm 
  was  made  efficient. 
  b  A  weapon  of  offense  or  defense;  an  instrument  of 
  warfare;  --  commonly  in  the  pl 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arm  \Arm\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Armed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Arming}.]  [OE.  armen,  F.  armer,  fr  L.  armare  fr  arma, 
  pl.,  arms.  See  {arms}.] 
  1.  To  take  by  the  arm;  to  take  up  in  one's  arms.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  make  him  with  our  pikes  and  partisans  A  grave: 
  come  arm  him  --Shak. 
 
  Arm  your  prize;  I  know  you  will  not  lose  him  --Two 
  N.  Kins. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  arms  or  limbs.  [R.] 
 
  His  shoulders  broad  and  strong,  Armed  long  and 
  round.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  3.  To  furnish  or  equip  with  weapons  of  offense  or  defense; 
  as  to  arm  soldiers;  to  arm  the  country. 
 
  Abram  .  .  .  armed  his  trained  servants.  --Gen.  xiv. 
  14. 
 
  4.  To  cover  or  furnish  with  a  plate,  or  with  whatever  will 
  add  strength,  force,  security,  or  efficiency;  as  to  arm 
  the  hit  of  a  sword;  to  arm  a  hook  in  angling. 
 
  5.  Fig.:  To  furnish  with  means  of  defense;  to  prepare  for 
  resistance;  to  fortify,  in  a  moral  sense 
 
  Arm  yourselves  .  .  .  with  the  same  mind.  --1  Pet. 
  iv  1. 
 
  {To  arm  a  magnet},  to  fit  it  with  an  armature. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arm  \Arm\,  v.  i. 
  To  provide  one's  self  with  arms,  weapons,  or  means  of  attack 
  or  resistance;  to  take  arms.  ``  'Tis  time  to  arm.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arm 
  n  1:  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  an  arm;  "the  arm 
  of  the  record  player";  "an  arm  of  the  sea";  "a  branch  of 
  the  sewer"  [syn:  {branch}] 
  3:  weaponry  used  in  fighting  or  hunting;  "he  was  licensed  to 
  carry  a  weapon"  [syn:  {weapon},  {weapon  system}] 
  4:  the  part  of  an  armchair  or  sofa  that  supports  the  elbow  and 
  forearm  of  a  seated  person 
  5:  an  administrative  division  of  some  larger  or  more  complex 
  organization;  "a  branch  of  Congress"  [syn:  {branch},  {subdivision}] 
  6:  the  part  of  a  garment  that  is  attached  at  armhole  and  covers 
  the  arm  [syn:  {sleeve}] 
  v  1:  prepare  for  a  military  confrontation;  "The  U.S.  is  arming 
  Saudi  Arabia"  [syn:  {build  up},  {fortify},  {gird}]  [ant: 
  {disarm}] 
  2:  supply  with  arms;  "The  U.S.  armed  the  freedom  fighters  in 
  Afghanistan" 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  ARM 
 
  1.    {Advanced  RISC  Machine}. 
 
  Originally  {Acorn}  RISC  Machine. 
 
  2.    {Advanced  RISC  Machines}  Ltd. 
 
  3.    ["The  Annotated  C++  Reference  Manual", 
  Margaret  A.  Ellis  and  Bjarne  Stroustrup  Addison-Wesley, 
  1990]. 
 
  4.    {Active  Reconfiguring  Message}. 
 
  (1997-10-03) 
 
 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Arm 
  used  to  denote  power  (Ps.  10:15;  Ezek.  30:21;  Jer.  48:25).  It  is 
  also  used  of  the  omnipotence  of  God  (Ex.  15:16;  Ps  89:13;  98:1; 
  77:15;  Isa.  53:1;  John  12:38;  Acts  13:17) 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ARM 
  Advanced  RISC  Machines  (manufacturer,  Acorn,  Apple,  VLSI,  RISC) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ARM 
  Annotated  [c++]  Reference  Manual 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ARM 
  Asynchronous  Response  Mode 
 
 




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