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Synonyms for arms

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munition(noun)

    weapons considered collectively

    weaponry, ordnance, ordnance store, fortification, munition, coat of arms, weapons system, blazonry, implements of war, blazon

  2. coat of arms, arms, blazon, blazonry(noun)

    the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

    weaponry, munition, coat of arms, weapons system, blazonry, implements of war, blazon

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. arms

    Arms are implements of attack; armor is a defensive covering. The knight put on his armor; he grasped his arms. With the disuse of defensive armor the word has practically gone out of military use, but it is still employed in the navy, where the distinction is clearly preserved; any vessel provided with cannon is an armed vessel; an armored ship is an ironclad. Anything that can be wielded in fight may become a weapon, as a pitchfork or a paving-stone; arms are especially made and designed for conflict.

    accouterments, armor, harness, mail, weapons

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. arms(n. pl.)


  2. arms(n. pl.)

    war, warlike exploits

  3. arms(n. pl.)

    escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, ensign armorial, armorial hearings

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. arms(n. pl)

    weapons, armor, artillery, accoutrements, guns, ordnance, escutcheon, scutcheon, ensigns armorial, coat-of-arms

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "arms":

    weapons, armaments, arm, weapon, armament, guns, weaponry, armas, firearms, bras, armements, arms-, branches, armes, waffen, disarmament, gun

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ARMS

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How to use arms in a sentence?

  1. Pope John XXIII:

    The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.

  2. Bill Morris:

    As a police officer I am very much in favor of the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms, but in a situation like this I don't see what good it does to open carry.

  3. John Czwartacki:

    The enforcement arms of government should not be used in order to shake down the productive sector just because we can, especially when the legal case is shaky at best.

  4. Logger Bill Burke:

    Next thing I know, one foot went down and then both my feet went down. And next thing I know, I ’m up to my arms. And then all at once, all the sticks and everything that was holding me up broke, and down I went.

  5. Khalifa Haftar:

    If we give arms and support to the Libyan National Army, it can do the job much better than anyone else, better than any external intervention that would risk putting us in a situation that could get out of hand and provoke uncontrollable developments.

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