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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arms  \Arms\,  n.  pl  [OE.  armes,  F.  arme,  pl  armes,  fr  L.  arma, 
  pl.,  arms,  orig.  fittings,  akin  to  armus  shoulder,  and  E. 
  arm.  See  {Arm},  n.] 
  1.  Instruments  or  weapons  of  offense  or  defense. 
 
  He  lays  down  his  arms,  but  not  his  wiles.  --Milton. 
 
  Three  horses  and  three  goodly  suits  of  arms. 
  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  The  deeds  or  exploits  of  war;  military  service  or  science. 
  ``Arms  and  the  man  I  sing.''  --Dryden. 
 
  3.  (Law)  Anything  which  a  man  takes  in  his  hand  in  anger,  to 
  strike  or  assault  another  with  an  aggressive  weapon. 
  --Cowell.  Blackstone. 
 
  4.  (Her.)  The  ensigns  armorial  of  a  family,  consisting  of 
  figures  and  colors  borne  in  shields,  banners,  etc.,  as 
  marks  of  dignity  and  distinction,  and  descending  from 
  father  to  son. 
 
  5.  (Falconry)  The  legs  of  a  hawk  from  the  thigh  to  the  foot. 
  --Halliwell. 
 
  {Bred  to  arms},  educated  to  the  profession  of  a  soldier. 
 
  {In  arms},  armed  for  war;  in  a  state  of  hostility. 
 
  {Small  arms},  portable  firearms  known  as  muskets,  rifles, 
  carbines,  pistols,  etc 
 
  {A  stand  of  arms},  a  complete  set  for  one  soldier,  as  a 
  musket,  bayonet,  cartridge  box  and  belt;  frequently,  the 
  musket  and  bayonet  alone. 
 
  {To  arms}!  a  summons  to  war  or  battle. 
 
  {Under  arms},  armed  and  equipped  and  in  readiness  for  battle, 
  or  for  a  military  parade. 
 
  {Arm's  end}, 
 
  {Arm's  length}, 
 
  {Arm's  reach}.  See  under  {Arm}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arms 
  n  1:  weapons  considered  collectively  [syn:  {weaponry},  {implements 
  of  war},  {weapons  system},  {munition}] 
  2:  the  official  symbols  of  a  family,  state,  etc  [syn:  {coat  of 
  arms},  {blazon},  {blazonry}] 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ARMS 
  Architecture  for  Reliable  Managed  Storage  (Cheyenne) 
 
 
 
  From  V.E.R.A.  --  Virtual  Entity  of  Relevant  Acronyms  13  March  2001  [vera]: 
 
  ARMS 
  Automation  Resources  Management  System 
 
 




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