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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Upper limbs of the human body; The official symbols of a family, state, etc.; Weapons considered collectively.

Usage examples (39)
  • Love is always open arms. If you close your arms about love you will find that you are left holding only yourself.
  • Noun : the arm of a coat. ,A special arm of the government will investigate. ,an arm of the sea. ,the long arm of the law
  • Verb (used with object) : to arm the troops. ,He was armed with statistics and facts. ,to arm a security system; to arm oneself with persuasive arguments
  • He says having his daughter back in his arms is an experience worth fighting for. for more
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  • "Alms" are donations given to the poor; "arms" are attached to your hands.
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