Need another word that means the same as “arm”? Find 39 synonyms and 30 related words for “arm” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Arm” are: weapon, weapon system, branch, limb, subdivision, sleeve, upper limb, forelimb, appendage, reach, power, force, authority, strength, might, potency, inlet, creek, cove, fjord, bay, voe, section, department, division, wing, sector, chapter, lodge, detachment, agency, office, bureau, offshoot, satellite, extension, build up, fortify, gird
Arm as a Noun
Definitions of "Arm" as a noun
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “arm” as a noun can have the following definitions:
- A narrow strip of water or land projecting from a larger body.
- Any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting.
- An ability to bowl, pitch, or throw a ball skilfully.
- A division of some larger or more complex organization.
- A thing comparable to an arm in form or function, typically something that projects from a larger structure.
- The part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm.
- 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.
- A side part of a chair or other seat on which a sitter can rest their arm.
- Any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm.
- A branch or division of a company or organization.
- Each of the lines enclosing an angle.
- Used to refer to the holding of a person's arm in support or companionship.
- A flexible limb of an invertebrate animal, e.g. an octopus.
- A sleeve of a garment.
- Used to refer to something powerful or protective.
- The part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person.
- Each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand.
- Each of the types of troops of which an army is composed, such as infantry or artillery.
Synonyms of "Arm" as a noun (36 Words)
|agency||How a result is obtained or an end is achieved.|
Canals carved by the agency of running water.
|appendage||A thing that is added or attached to something larger or more important.|
They treat Scotland as a mere appendage of England.
|authority||Official permission; sanction.|
Authority for the program was renewed several times.
|bay||A small recess opening off a larger room.|
He opened the bomb bay.
|branch||A part of a forked or branching shape.|
A branch of mathematics called graph theory.
|bureau||An administrative unit of government.|
A news bureau.
|chapter||A series or sequence.|
He joined the Atlanta chapter.
|cove||A small sheltered bay.|
|creek||A stream or minor tributary of a river.|
The creek dried up every summer.
|department||A specialized sphere of knowledge.|
Baking is not my department.
|detachment||The act of releasing from an attachment or connection.|
A detachment of Marines.
|division||A group of organisms forming a subdivision of a larger category.|
No multiplication or division is necessary.
|extension||An additional telephone set that is connected to the same telephone line.|
Extension of the program to all in need.
|fjord||A long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs, as in Norway, typically formed by submergence of a glaciated valley.|
|force||The army navy and air force of a country.|
A government has not the vitality and forcefulness of a living man.
|forelimb||Either of the front limbs of an animal; a foreleg, wing, flipper, etc.|
|inlet||A place or means of entry.|
An air inlet.
|limb||Each half of an archery bow.|
They got out stretching their cramped limbs.
|lodge||A porter’s quarters at the main entrance of a college or other large building.|
A hunting lodge.
|office||A service conducted daily as part of the office.|
A ticket office.
|offshoot||A thing that develops from something else.|
Commercial offshoots of universities.
|potency||The extent of the contribution of an allele towards the production of a phenotypic characteristic.|
The unexpected potency of the rum punch.
|power||The rate of doing work measured in watts or less frequently horse power.|
A surge of power from the engine.
|reach||An act of reaching out with one s arm.|
The programme s daily reach is 400 000.
The report was sent via satellite.
|section||The area created by a plane cutting through a solid.|
The New York Times business section.
|sector||The minimum track length that can be assigned to store information unless otherwise specified a sector of data consists of 512 bytes.|
He was helpless in an important sector of his life.
|sleeve||The part of a garment that wholly or partly covers a person’s arm.|
An album sleeve.
|strength||Physical energy or intensity.|
Street protests demonstrated the strength of feeling against the president.
|subdivision||An area of housing.|
|upper limb||Piece of leather or synthetic material that forms the part of a shoe or boot above the sole that encases the foot.|
|voe||A small bay or creek in Orkney or Shetland.|
|weapon||Any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting.|
Resignation threats had long been a weapon in his armoury.
|weapon system||Any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting.|
|wing||The wing of a bird as food.|
The thought gave wings to her feet.
Usage Examples of "Arm" as a noun
- A cat was curled up on an arm of the tree.
- He draped his legs over the arm of the sofa.
- She held the baby in her arms.
- The arm of the record player.
- An arm of the sea.
- A large walnut desk chair with padded arms.
- Cables will secure the boom to steel arms installed near the top of the tower.
- The political arm of the separatist group.
- He has a good arm.
- They have extended the arm of friendship to developing countries.
- I'm so proud to have you on my arm.
- As they walked he offered her his arm.
- The whole place is divided into two equal parts by an arm of the sea.
Arm as a Verb
Definitions of "Arm" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “arm” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Supply with arms.
- Prepare oneself for a military confrontation.
Synonyms of "Arm" as a verb (3 Words)
|build up||Develop and grow.|
|fortify||Add nutrients to.|
The girl was fortified by her religious faith.
|gird||Put a girdle on or around.|
A young man was to be girded with the belt of knighthood.
Usage Examples of "Arm" as a verb
- The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan.
Associations of "Arm" (30 Words)
|ankle||Flex the ankles while cycling in order to increase pedalling efficiency.|
Jennie fell downstairs breaking her ankle.
|armpit||A hollow under the arm at the shoulder.|
They were up to their armpits in water.
|artillery||Large but transportable armament.|
Each corps included two regiments of field artillery.
|buttock||Either of the two round fleshy parts of the human body that form the bottom.|
|calf||Fine leather from the skin of a calf.|
A heifer calf.
|dislocate||Put out of its usual place, position, or relationship.|
He dislocated his shoulder in training.
|elbow||Shove one s elbow into another person s ribs.|
A cross fitting with elbows and straight pipework.
|epaulet||Adornment consisting of an ornamental cloth pad worn on the shoulder.|
|firearm||A portable gun.|
Jones pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm with criminal intent.
|fist||Clench the hand or fingers into a fist.|
Karr clenched his fists.
|forearm||The part of a person’s arm extending from the elbow to the wrist or the fingertips.|
|handcuff||Confine or restrain with or as if with manacles or handcuffs.|
He was led into court handcuffed to a policeman.
|hip||A person s hip joint.|
|jostle||The act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing.|
The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train.
|knee||Joint between the femur and tibia in a quadruped corresponds to the human knee.|
They were eating their suppers on their knees.
|kneecap||Shoot in the kneecap often done by terrorist groups as a warning.|
Petty crimes are punished by kneecapping.
|lap||A flap that lies over another part.|
The dog s laps were warm and wet.
|leg||A cloth covering consisting of the part of a pair of trousers that covers a person s leg.|
His trouser leg.
|legging||A garment covering the leg (usually extending from the knee to the ankle.|
|ligament||A thing which unites people or things; a bond.|
|manacle||Confine a person or part of the body with manacles.|
The practice of keeping prisoners in manacles.
|munition||Supply with munitions.|
|musket||An infantryman’s light gun with a long barrel, typically smooth-bored and fired from the shoulder.|
A volley of musket fire.
|navel||A rounded knotty depression in the centre of a person’s belly caused by the detachment of the umbilical cord after birth; the umbilicus.|
The Incas saw Cuzco as the navel of the world.
|neck||A person s neck regarded as bearing a burden of responsibility or guilt.|
The narrow neck of land between loch and sea.
|outstretched||(especially of a hand or arm) extended or stretched out.|
She reached across and shook his outstretched hand.
|shoulder||A joint of meat from the upper foreleg and shoulder blade of an animal.|
The shoulder of the hill sloped down.
|sprain||Twist suddenly so as to sprain.|
He left in a wheelchair after spraining an ankle.
|thigh||The body part in other animals that corresponds to the human thigh.|
|wrist||The part of a garment covering the wrist a cuff.|
I fell over and sprained my wrist.