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

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ARMING

Thus they spake, and Ajax was arming himself in splendid brass.

The Englishman turned to give Stubbs orders for arming the crew.

It could be seen that England was also arming against France.

"I don't know who they can be all arming against," one said.

And when they made an end of their arming they rode back with all haste.

We should only be arming masked men with daggers instead of cudgels.

Subscriptions, however, for arming the militia, go on slowly.

Blocks are struck with the aid of an arming or blocking press.

Of course provision for arming, equipping, etc., must be made.

But might must find a pretext for arming itself; and what is the pretext?

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.

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