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arms US English

Weapons and ammunition; armaments

adjustable-rate mortgage US English

A mortgage whose rate of interest is adjusted periodically to reflect market conditions

arm1 US English

Each of the two upper limbs of the human body from the shoulder to the hand

arm2 US English

Supply or provide with weapons

arms race US English

A competition between nations for superiority in the development and accumulation of weapons, especially between the US and the former Soviet Union during the Cold War

bear arms US English

Carry firearms

under arms US English

Equipped and ready for war or battle

arm's-length US English

Avoiding intimacy or close contact

stack arms US English

Place a number of rifles with their butts on the ground and the muzzles together

small arms US English

Portable firearms, especially rifles, pistols, and light machine guns

order arms US English

Hold a rifle with its butt on the ground close to one’s right side

up in arms US English

Protesting vigorously about something

arms control US English

International disarmament or arms limitation, especially by mutual consent

canting arms US English

Arms containing an allusion to the name of the bearer

present arms US English

(Usually as a command) hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute

shoulder arms US English

Hold a rifle against the side of the body, barrel upward

take up arms US English

Begin fighting

babe in arms US English

A baby that is too young to walk

at port arms US English

In the position adopted when given a command to port one’s weapon

coat of arms US English

The distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country

King of Arms US English

(In the UK) a chief herald. Those now at the College of Arms are the Garter, Clarenceux, and Norroy and Ulster Kings of Arms; the Lyon King of Arms has jurisdiction in Scotland

man-at-arms US English

A soldier, especially one heavily armed and mounted on horseback

with open arms US English

With great affection or enthusiasm

stand of arms US English

A complete set of weapons for one man

master-at-arms US English

A naval petty officer appointed to carry out or supervise police duties on board a ship

office of arms US English

The College of Arms, or a similar body in another country

into the arms of US English

Into the possession or control of

a call to arms US English

A call to prepare for confrontation

brothers in arms US English

Soldiers fighting together, especially in a war

passage of arms US English

A fight or dispute

sergeant-at-arms US English

An official of a legislative or other assembly whose duty includes maintaining order and security

College of Arms US English

(In the UK) a corporation that officially records and grants armorial bearings. Formed in 1484, it comprises three Kings of Arms, six heralds, and four pursuivants

companion-in-arms US English

A fellow soldier

fold one's arms US English

Bring one’s arms together and cross them over one’s chest

under arms in arms US English

Equipped and ready for war or battle

bear arms in bear1 US English

Carry firearms

gentleman-at-arms US English

One of the bodyguards of the British monarch on ceremonial occasions

officer of arms US English

A heraldic official; a herald or pursuivant

stack arms in stack US English

Place a number of rifles with their butts on the ground and the muzzles together

pile arms in pile1 US English

see stack arms at stack.

order arms in order US English

Hold a rifle with its butt on the ground close to one’s right side

get one's arms around US English

Fully understand an issue or situation

up in arms in arms US English

Protesting vigorously about something

Garter King of Arms US English

(In the UK) the principal King of Arms of the English College of Arms

lay down one's arms US English

Cease fighting

shoulder arms in shoulder US English

Hold a rifle against the side of the body, barrel upward

present arms in present2 US English

(Usually as a command) hold a rifle vertically in front of the body as a salute

take up arms in arms US English

Begin fighting

babe in arms in babe US English

A baby that is too young to walk

fold one's arms in fold1 US English

Bring one’s arms together and cross them over one’s chest


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