Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “arm”

See all translations

arm

noun [C]
 
 
/ɑːm/
BODY PART A1 the long part at each side of the human body, ending in a hand: She held the tiny baby in her arms. He put his arms around her. She was standing with her arms folded (= with one arm crossed over the other). The arm
arm in arm with your arm gently supporting or being supported by someone else's arm: They walked through the park, arm in arm.Having in your hands
CLOTHES the part of a piece of clothing that you put your arm inParts of clothes
CHAIR the part of a chair where your arm restsChairs and seats
→  See also arms , twist sb's arm
Translations of “arm”
in Korean 팔…
in Arabic ذِراع…
in French bras, accoudoir…
in Turkish kol, elbise kolu, sandalye…
in Italian braccio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 臂,手臂, 上肢…
in Russian рука, рукав, подлокотник…
in Polish ręka, ramię, rękaw…
in Spanish brazo…
in Portuguese braço…
in German der Arm, die Arm (lehne, …)…
in Catalan braç…
in Japanese (人間の)腕…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 臂,手臂, 上肢…
(Definition of arm noun from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “arm” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

be as cold as ice

to be extremely cold

Word of the Day

Cleavage proves divisive in Cambridge’s words of 2014

by Alastair Horne,
December 19, 2014
​​​​ Other dictionaries may choose faddish novelties as their words of the year, but here at Cambridge, we like to do something different. We look for the words that have seen sudden surges in searches over the course of the year – words that have been baffling users of English and driven them

Read More 

cinderella surgery noun

December 15, 2014
cosmetic surgery to the feet We have all heard of people having nose jobs, boob jobs and liposuction – but now a new trend growing in popularity in America: Cinderella surgery.

Read More