Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARM

Suddenly Eucoline touched my arm with a quick and timid motion.

His arm was about her waist, and hers rested on his shoulder.

She arose, gently placed his arm on the couch, and looked upon his face.

Each instinctively touched the other's arm, as a signal for silence.

She sobbed weakly in his arms, but her own arm was still tight about his neck.

For an hour he watched her, feeling the arm on which she lay growing numb.

The captain rose as if to hinder him, but Bunsby placed his hand upon his arm.

She, carrying the babies, drugged with paregoric, in a basket on her arm.

She lowered her voice as her eyes dilated, and she laid her hand on his arm.

With a careless nod to Halbert, she took Robert's arm, and left the schoolhouse.

WORD ORIGIN

"upper limb," Old English earm "arm," from Proto-Germanic *armaz (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, German arm, Old Norse armr, Old Frisian erm), from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (cf. Sanskrit irmah "arm," Armenian armukn "elbow," Old Prussian irmo "arm," Greek arthron "a joint," Latin armus "shoulder"). Arm of the sea was in Old English. Arm-twister "powerful persuader" is from 1938. Arm-wrestling is from 1899.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR ARM

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.