the part of a garment that is attached at the armhole and that provides a cloth covering for the arm
a division of some larger or more complex organization
"a branch of Congress"
"botany is a branch of biology"
"the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages"
the part of an armchair or sofa that supports the elbow and forearm of a seated person
any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
"he was licensed to carry a weapon"
- weapon system
any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
"the arm of the record player"
"an arm of the sea"
"a branch of the sewer"
a human limb
technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
supply with arms
"The U.S. armed the freedom fighters in Afghanistan"
prepare oneself for a military confrontation
"The U.S. is girding for a conflict in the Middle East"
"troops are building up on the Iraqi border"
- build up