from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of arm.
  • n. Weapons.
  • n. Synonym for coat of arms.
  • n. Plural form of arm.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of arm.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.
  • The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science.
  • Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
  • The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son.
  • The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. weapons considered collectively
  • n. the official symbols of a family, state, etc.


See arm. (Wiktionary)
13th Century, from Old French armes, Latin arma. (Wiktionary)



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  • Yup, I think we've got a pattern. (See comments on eyes and legs.)

    May 22, 2008