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arm2

 
pronunciation:
arm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
up in arms
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: (usu. pl.) weapons, esp. those that shoot or explode.
The suspects were searched and found to be carrying no arms.The company manufactures arms for the military.
synonyms:
firearms, guns, machine guns, pistol, revolvers, rifles, shotguns, six-shooters
similar words:
ammunition, armaments, artillery, cannon, munitions, ordnance, weapons
definition 2: a part of a military force.
an arm of the Navy
synonyms:
command, ordnance, power
similar words:
branch, outfit
definition 3: (pl.) the insignia of a family or institution.
a coat of arms
synonyms:
blazon, coat of arms, crest, heraldry
similar words:
escutcheon, insignia
phrase: up in arms
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: armed, arming, arms
definition 1: to provide with weapons.
The rebels armed their recruits.
antonyms:
disarm
similar words:
accouter, equip, forearm, gird
definition 2: to fortify or make stronger.
I am armed against sorrow or disappointment.
synonyms:
brace, fortify, reinforce, steel, strengthen
similar words:
buttress
definition 3: to set (a bomb) to explode.
similar words:
detonate, ignite, prime, set
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become prepared for a state of war.
antonyms:
disarm
similar words:
muster, prepare
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