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definition of the word arm

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Rank of this word in the English language, from analyzing texts from Project Gutenberg.
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A human male’s arm.

From Middle English < Old English} earm, from Germanic *armi- or *arma-, from Proto-Indo-European *ar-mo-, a suffixed form of *ar- (to fit together). Cognates to Avestan arma and Old Persian arma.

Singular
arm

Plural
arms

arm (plural arms)

  1. (anatomy) The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the wrist and sometimes including the hand.
    She stood with her right arm extended and her palm forward to indicate “Stop!”
  2. A long, narrow, more or less rigid part of an object extending from the main part or centre of the object, such as the arm of an armchair, a crane, a pair of spectacles or a pair of compasses.
    The robot arm reached out and placed the part on the assembly line.
  3. A bay or inlet off a main body of water.
    Shelburne Bay is an arm of Lake Champlain.

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