Synonyms of arm in English

: arm1arm2

arm1


See definition of arm

noun

1‘she flapped her arms like wings’

SYNONYMS

upper limb, forelimb, appendage

archaic member

2‘a jacket with the arms hacked off’

SYNONYMS

sleeve

3‘an arm of the sea’

SYNONYMS

inlet, creek, cove, fjord, bay, voe

estuary, firth

branch, strait, straits, neck, narrows, sound, channel, passage, stretch of water, waterway

4‘the political arm of the separatist group’

SYNONYMS

branch, section, department, division, subdivision, wing, sector, chapter, lodge, detachment, agency, office, bureau, offshoot, satellite, extension

5‘the long arm of the law’

SYNONYMS

reach, power, force, authority, strength, might, potency


Synonyms of arm in English

: arm1arm2

arm2


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verb

1‘he had armed himself with a revolver’

SYNONYMS

provide, supply, equip, furnish, issue, fit out, fit up, outfit, rig out, accoutre, gird, provision, stock

2‘one has to arm oneself against criticism’

SYNONYMS

prepare, forearm, make ready, brace, steel, fortify

archaic gird one's loins


Phrases

    keep someone/something at arm's length

      ‘she is wise enough to keep him at arm's length until he proposes marriage’

      SYNONYMS

      avoid, keep away from, stay away from, steer clear of, circumvent, give a wide berth to