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Arms meaning

arms - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. the official symbols of a family, state, etc.
  2. 2. Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.
  3. 3. The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science.
  4. 4. Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.
  7. 7. Weapons of offense or defense; the military service; as, a call to arms; heraldic bearings or devices; as the coat of arms of the United States.
  8. 8. Weapons; armorial bearings.

arms - examples of usage

  1. Alma laughed, and put her arms round her mother, who could not help laughing a little, too. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes, Part Fifth", William Dean Howells.
  2. And half of Price's men have no arms at all." - "The Crisis, Volume 6", Winston Churchill.
  3. She nearly ran into the arms of Mrs. Blakeston, who was standing close to the public- house door. - "Liza of Lambeth", W. Somerset Maugham.
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