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Arm vs. Forearm

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Armnoun

The portion of the upper human appendage, from the shoulder to the wrist and sometimes including the hand.

‘She stood with her right arm extended and her palm forward to indicate “Stop!”’;

Forearmnoun

The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.

Armnoun

(anatomy) The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the elbow.

‘The arm and forearm are parts of the upper limb in the human body.’;

Forearmnoun

(firearms) A section of the weapon between the receiver and the muzzle, used to hold the firearm steady.

Armnoun

A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.

‘the arms of an octopus’;

Forearmverb

To arm in preparation.

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Armnoun

A long, narrow, more or less rigid part of an object extending from the main part or centre of the object, such as the arm of an armchair, a crane, a pair of spectacles or a pair of compasses.

‘The robot arm reached out and placed the part on the assembly line.’;

Forearmverb

To arm or prepare for attack or resistance before the time of need.

Armnoun

(geography) A bay or inlet off a main body of water.

‘Shelburne Bay is an arm of Lake Champlain.’;

Forearmnoun

That part of the arm or fore limb between the elbow and wrist; the antibrachium.

Armnoun

A branch of an organization.

‘the cavalry arm of the military service’;

Forearmnoun

the part of the superior limb between the elbow and the wrist

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Armnoun

(figurative) Power; might; strength; support.

‘the arm of the law’; ‘the secular arm’;

Forearmverb

arm in advance of a confrontation

Armnoun

A pitcher

‘The team needs to sign another arm in the offseason.’;

Forearm

The forearm is the region of the upper limb between the elbow and the wrist. The term forearm is used in anatomy to distinguish it from the arm, a word which is most often used to describe the entire appendage of the upper limb, but which in anatomy, technically, means only the region of the upper arm, whereas the lower is called the forearm.

‘arm’;

Armnoun

(genetics) One of the two parts of a chromosome.

Armnoun

A group of patients in a medical trial.

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Armnoun

(usually used in the plural) A weapon.

Armnoun

(in the plural) heraldic bearings or insignia

‘The Duke's arms were a sable gryphon rampant on an argent field.’;

Armverb

To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.

Armverb

To supply with arms or limbs.

Armverb

To supply with armour or (later especially) weapons.

Armverb

To prepare a tool or a weapon for action; to activate.

‘Remember to arm an alarm system.’;

Armverb

To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency.

‘to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling’;

Armverb

(figurative) To furnish with means of defence; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.

Armverb

To fit (a magnet) with an armature.

Armadjective

Poor; lacking in riches or wealth.

‘He's neither poor nor arm.’;

Armadjective

To be pitied; pitiful; wretched.

Armnoun

The limb of the human body which extends from the shoulder to the hand; also, the corresponding limb of a monkey.

Armnoun

Anything resembling an arm

Armnoun

Fig.: Power; might; strength; support; as, the secular arm; the arm of the law.

‘To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?’;

Armnoun

A branch of the military service; as, the cavalry arm was made efficient.

Armverb

To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.

‘And make him with our pikes and partisansA grave: come, arm him.’; ‘Arm your prize;I know you will not lose him.’;

Armverb

To furnish with arms or limbs.

‘His shoulders broad and strong,Armed long and round.’;

Armverb

To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.

‘Abram . . . armed his trained servants.’;

Armverb

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.

Armverb

Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.

‘Arm yourselves . . . with the same mind.’;

Armverb

To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms.

Armnoun

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

Armnoun

any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting;

‘he was licensed to carry a weapon’;

Armnoun

an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization;

‘a branch of Congress’;

Armnoun

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’;

Armnoun

the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person

Armnoun

the part of a garment that is attached at armhole and provides a cloth covering for the arm

Armverb

prepare oneself for a military confrontation;

‘The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East’; ‘troops are building up on the Iraqui border’;

Armverb

supply with arms;

‘The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan’;

Arm

In human anatomy, the arm is the part of the upper limb between the glenohumeral joint (shoulder joint) and the elbow joint. In common usage, the arm extends through the hand.

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