[ɑːmz] or [ɑrmz]
(n.) Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.
(n.) The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science.
(n.) Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
(n.) The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son.
(n.) The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.
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Synonyms and Synonymous
n. pl. . Weapons.. War, warlike exploits.. Escutcheon, scutcheon, shield, ensign armorial, armorial hearings.
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- You ought not to have come today, she said in an altered voice; and suddenly she turned, flung her arms about him and pressed her lips to his. Edith Wharton. The Age of Innocence.
- And he had hardly looked up, to see what the matter was, when he was stopped by having a pair of arms thrown tight round his neck. Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist.
- There, I found my mother, very pale and with red eyes: into whose arms I ran, and begged her pardon from my suffering soul. Charles Dickens. David Copperfield.
- His arms were wet and dirty, and he washed them over the side. Charles Dickens. Our Mutual Friend.
- You shall be sure of me, darling, he said, folding her in his arms. Thomas Hardy. The Return of the Native.
- With perfect coolness Holmes slipped across to the safe, filled his two arms with bundles of letters, and poured them all into the fire. Arthur Conan Doyle. The Return of Sherlock Holmes.
- Laura was sitting alone at the far end of the room, her arms resting wearily on a table, and her face hidden in her hands. Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- I wish Sympson would come again, and oblige her again to entwine her arms about me. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- She rose and held up the child kicking and crowing in her arMs. Do you know who this is, Walter? Wilkie Collins. The Woman in White.
- She held her to her bosom; she cradled her in her arms; she rocked her softly, as if lulling a young child to sleep. Charlotte Bronte. Shirley.
- Young Thomas expressed these sentiments sitting astride of a chair before the fire, with his arms on the back, and his sulky face on his arms. Charles Dickens. Hard Times.
- Among the earliest fire-arms of this period one was invented which was a breech-loader and revolver. William Henry Doolittle. Inventions in the Century.
- Two fair arms closed tenderly round his neck as he stooped down. William Makepeace Thackeray. Vanity Fair.
- She's that earnest, says Mr. Bagnet, and true to her colours--that, touch us with a finger--and she turns out--and stands to her arms. Charles Dickens. Bleak House.
- She placed him in his mother's arms. Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell. North and South.
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