Meaning of “arms” in the English Dictionary

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"arms" in British English

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armsnoun [ plural ]

uk /ɑːmz/ us /ɑːmz/

→  arm noun


  • The government's annual expenditure on arms has been reduced.
  • It revolts me that the world spends so much money on arms when millions are dying of hunger.
  • We believe that he has been training an army and storing up arms.
  • The continued supply of arms to the region will only worsen the situation.
  • A man has been charged with smuggling arms into the country.

(Definition of “arms” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"arms" in American English

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armsplural noun

us /ɑrmz/

weapons and explosives used in fighting wars

(Definition of “arms” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)