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arms

Noun

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]

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English

Etymology

13th Century, from , arma.

Pronunciation

Noun

arms
  1. Plural of arm
    We laid down on the snowbank and moved our arms up and down to make snow angels.
  2. Weapons.
    • 1883: Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
      The next thing I laid hold of was a brace of pistols, and as I already had a powder horn and bullets, I felt myself well supplied with arms.
  3. In the context of "heraldry": Synonym for coat of arms.
    The Duke's arms were a sable gryphon rampant on an argent field.

Translations

weapons
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Verb

arms
  1. If the Duke arms himself for war, the king will not sit by idly!

Swedish

Noun

arms
  1. indefinite singular genitive of arm

Extensive Definition

Arms are the upper limbs of the body.
ARMS may refer to: Arms may refer to:
See also Arm (disambiguation).
arms in German: ARMS

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