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Dictionary definition for: Arm

1. (n) 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

2. (v) 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"

3. (n) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"

4. (v) supply with arms; "The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"

5. (n) an administrative division of some larger or more complex organization; "a branch of Congress"

6. (n) 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"

7. (n) the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person

8. (n) the part of a garment that is attached at armhole and provides a cloth covering for the arm

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