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bear arms

Definition of bear arms

  1. :  to carry weapons <He believes that citizens should have the right to bear arms.>



Word by Word Definitions

bearplay
  1. :  any of a family (Ursidae of the order Carnivora) of large heavy mammals of America and Eurasia that have long shaggy hair, rudimentary tails, and plantigrade feet and feed largely on fruit, plant matter, and insects as well as on flesh

    :  a surly, uncouth, burly, or shambling person

    :  one that sells securities or commodities in expectation of a price decline — compare bull

  1. :  to move while holding up and supporting (something)

    :  to be equipped or furnished with (something)

    :  behave, conduct

armplay arms
  1. :  a human upper limb

    :  the part between the shoulder and the wrist

    :  something like or corresponding to an arm: as

  1. :  to furnish or equip with weapons

    :  to furnish with something that strengthens or protects

    :  to equip or ready for action or operation

  1. :  a means (as a weapon) of offense or defense

    :  firearm

    :  a combat branch (as of an army)


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