forearm

verb
fore·​arm | \ (ˌ)fȯr-ˈärm How to pronounce forearm (audio) \
forearmed; forearming; forearms

Definition of forearm

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to arm in advance : prepare

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ ˈfȯr-ˌärm How to pronounce forearm (audio) \

Definition of forearm (Entry 2 of 2)

: the part of the human arm between the elbow and the wrist also : the corresponding part in other vertebrates

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Examples of forearm in a Sentence

Verb

forearmed themselves for the championship game with the help of a sports psychologist

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To be forewarned is to be forearmed, and knowing the locations of enemy forces will help ground commanders make critical decisions about their own forces. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "The Army Wants a New Armed Scout Helicopter," 6 Sep. 2018 Forewarned about Russian trolling should be forearmed. Trudy Rubin, Philly.com, "Report from St. Petersburg: The real story from the Russian troll factory is not what you think | Trudy Rubin," 26 Apr. 2018 No matter how forewarned a team might be, there is no such thing as forearmed. Rory Smith, New York Times, "Mohamad Salah Stands Tall, but Liverpool Cracks Door for Roma," 24 Apr. 2018 Yet if the skater extends an elbow or forearm out from the central axis of rotation, that means a slower spin. Tom Avril, Philly.com, "Nathan Chen: How the Olympic figure skater's quadruple jumps mix power, precision," 7 Feb. 2018 Forewarned is forearmed, so here's an advance cheat sheet placing the tax cut in perspective. Michael Hiltzik, latimes.com, "Home Depot's bonuses underscore what workers get out of the corporate tax cut: Peanuts," 30 Jan. 2018 That’s why, faced with a fearsome flu season, Spinney turns to an old adage: forewarned is forearmed. Lily Rothman, Time, "The Worst Flu Pandemic of the 20th Century Has an Urgent Lesson for Today," 26 Jan. 2018 Don’t Blame Us for AfD, Says Facebook Forewarned was forearmed, as far as Germany’s battle with fake ads and fake news during its election campaign was concerned. Alan Murray, Fortune, "You Have to Be Smart and Creative — CEO Daily, Friday 29th September," 29 Sep. 2017 As the old adage says, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Dahlia Lithwick, Slate Magazine, "What’s Behind Dan Rather’s Wild Popularity?," 26 Sep. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Clasp your hands together in front of your face and press your elbows (and forearms, if the ball is large enough) into the ball. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "Ashley Graham Strengthens Her Core With This Surprisingly Challenging 'Rolling' Move," 22 Mar. 2019 The male officer was wounded on the bicep and forearm, while the female officer was shot in a hand. Bradford Betz, Fox News, "Search underway for 3 suspects in 'ambush' shootings of 2 plainclothes detectives," 18 Aug. 2018 In the human body, the bicep and tricep in your forearm are considered antagonistic—as one muscle contracts, the other expands. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "New Hybrid Robot Uses Living Muscles to Move," 30 May 2018 The smaller size looks like something between an umbrella and a parasol, and is designed to hang comfortably on a forearm rather than rap the ground like a walking stick. Jo Rodgers, Vogue, "What to Do in London When it Pours," 23 Aug. 2018 Blackburn had a strained right forearm but was forced back into action because of injuries in the rotation. Phil Thompson, chicagotribune.com, "Carlos Rodon takes the mound as White Sox take on Athletics, Paul Blackburn," 24 June 2018 But then, on Monday, Fiers threw an inside fastball that hit Stanton on the forearm, and all those emotions rocketed to the surface. New York Times, "Giancarlo Stanton Gets Taste of Revenge, but Yankees Can’t Complete a Sweep," 4 June 2018 The clever piece of body art shows the notes G A G A on a musical staff on the singer's forearm. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Lady Gaga Just Got a New Tattoo Inspired by A Star Is Born," 14 Feb. 2019 The 34 muscles that move the fingers and thumb are found in the hand and forearm. Jen Murphy, WSJ, "Forget Your Washboard Abs, the Hottest Workout Is for Your Fingers," 28 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of forearm

Verb

1584, in the meaning defined above

Noun

1741, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of forearm was in 1584

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forearm

noun

English Language Learners Definition of forearm

: the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ ˈfȯr-ˌärm How to pronounce forearm (audio) \

Kids Definition of forearm

: the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ ˈfōr-ˌärm, ˈfȯr- How to pronounce forearm (audio) \

Medical Definition of forearm

: the part of the arm between the elbow and the wrist also : the corresponding part in other vertebrates

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