- each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand；a flexible limb of an invertebrate animal, e.g. an octopus.
noun: arm, plural noun: arms
- 1. each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand she held the baby in her arms 同義詞
- ▪ a flexible limb of an invertebrate animal, e.g. an octopus.
- ▪ a sleeve of a garment. 同義詞
- ▪ an ability to bowl, pitch, or throw a ball skilfully he has a good arm
- ▪ used to refer to the holding of a person's arm in support or companionship as they walked he offered her his arm I'm so proud to have you on my arm
- ▪ used to refer to something powerful or protective they have extended the arm of friendship to developing countries 同義詞
- 2. a thing comparable to an arm in form or function, typically something that projects from a larger structure cables will secure the boom to steel arms installed near the top of the tower a cat was curled up on an arm of the tree
- ▪ a side part of a chair or other seat on which a sitter can rest their arm he draped his legs over the arm of the sofa a large walnut desk chair with padded arms
- ▪ a narrow strip of water or land projecting from a larger body the whole place is divided into two equal parts by an arm of the sea 同義詞
- 3. a branch or division of a company or organization the political arm of the separatist group 同義詞
- ▪ each of the types of troops of which an army is composed, such as infantry or artillery.
- 4. each of the lines enclosing an angle.