Main definitions of forearm in US English:

: forearm1forearm2

forearm1

noun

  • The part of a person's arm extending from the elbow to the wrist or the fingertips.

    • ‘I lay still, watching him approach, reach out an arm and touch my right forearm with a single finger.’
    • ‘It was a metal brace, stuck firmly to his arm from the wrist to half his forearm.’
    • ‘Your elbow should have a slightly wider angle, with your forearms and fingertips facing the side wall of the pool.’
    • ‘Then she lists exercises for the shoulders, upper arms, forearms, wrists and fingers.’
    • ‘Strong fingers, wrists and forearms will aid in this simple, yet necessary task.’
    • ‘She is lying in her bed with her arms extended upwards, bent at the elbow so her forearms rest on the top of her head.’
    • ‘Abrasions and contusions can be found on the back of the hands, wrists, forearms, and upper arms.’
    • ‘Maintain a slight bend in your elbows and keep your wrists aligned with your forearms.’
    • ‘An even smaller girl who is seated nearer the front is the next to extend her forearm eagerly.’
    • ‘The most common areas are the inner wrists, the forearms and the ankles.’
    • ‘A bruise stretching from below her wrist bone almost to her forearm caught his eye.’
    • ‘He slammed down a chair across from me and sat on the edge, his elbows and forearms on his legs and his hands steepled together.’
    • ‘Boils occur most often on the face, head, neck, forearms and wrists in that order.’
    • ‘They flex your elbow and rotate your forearm, so your palms can face up or down.’
    • ‘A section of skin from his thigh was then grafted on to his forearm to reduce visible scarring.’
    • ‘Common sites are wrists, forearms, ankles, abdomen, lower back, and in the mouth.’
    • ‘Without a word, he pushed my sleeves up to my elbow, until my forearm was exposed.’
    • ‘On her left arm was a gold band that went around her wrist and over her forearm.’
    • ‘There was a large scrape from the middle of his forearm to his elbow, bits of dirt with the blood.’
    • ‘On one arm, a pair of black metal claws jutted out from the forearm, extending far past the hand.’

Pronunciation

forearm

/ˈfôrˌärm//ˈfɔrˌɑrm/

Main definitions of forearm in US English:

: forearm1forearm2

forearm2

verb

[with object]
  • Prepare (someone) in advance for danger, attack, or another undesirable future event.

    ‘within ourselves, we are forearmed against unpleasant possibilities’
    • ‘You'll have to be a bit more assertive - and forearmed.’
    • ‘If somebody could have drawn the other side's attention to Lockley yesterday, they could have been forearmed with it.’
    • ‘However, once he had claimed victory over Milan, he did not keep his word and forearming himself against retaliation by the Swiss, he occupied the fortress in Bellinzona with 1000 troops.’
    • ‘The amateur, on the other hand, was not forearmed to the same extent.’
    • ‘Being forearmed with this knowledge, is it so outlandish to conclude that a more advanced civilization from another celestial island has come to this one in the past as we plan to do in the future?’
    • ‘Thus forearmed, I take my favourite dining companion to the recently opened Glasgow site in the financial district near Central Station.’
    • ‘Parents need to address this - realise that for a child, forewarned is forearmed.’
    • ‘He makes confident strides towards the centre of this fascinating maelstrom, forearmed with in-depth knowledge of India's many contradictions and charms.’
    • ‘The media, forearmed, were there in force and applauded.’
    • ‘He plans well, because planning is anticipating and therefore part of his pleasure, and also because his professional training has put him in the habit of forearming by means of foresight.’
    • ‘Thick skinned, I have bought several items but now after being burnt so many times, I quit, and hope this helps others by forewarning and forearming them with factual information.’
    • ‘Families/welfare officers would be forearming the men if as a point of duty of care, they ensured all staff were aware of the issue and perhaps also ensured that they were on their local council housing lists.’
    • ‘The next time I visited her, forearmed with the knowledge that she'd not opened a window since 1976, and it was like a cross between the Bahamas and an unwashed sauna in her flat, I wore shorts.’
    • ‘Under the guise of informing and forearming an unsuspecting public, such ‘rogue literature’ was a popular genre in Shakespeare's day.’
    • ‘Every boating publication should forewarn their readers so that they, too, may be forearmed.’
    • ‘By keeping abreast of all cutting-edge innovations, we are forearmed to react quickly to our client's changing demands.’
    • ‘As if looking out from a watch-tower you give warning to them all, averting dangers and forearming against all the downfalls treacherously plotted by the enemy.’
    • ‘That is a disadvantage I am powerless to overcome, unless it be by forewarning and forearming those readers who zealously seek the truth.’
    • ‘I was fortunate enough to meet him only in the last years of his life, forearmed about his loathing of personal inquiry.’
    • ‘I think it's a good thing because if you know you're forewarned, you're forearmed.’
    prudent, prescient, foresighted, discerning, judicious, shrewd, percipient, provident, forearmed, politic, canny
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Pronunciation

forearm

/fɔrˈɑrm//fôrˈärm/