forearm

verb
fore·​arm | \ (ˌ)fȯr-ˈärm \
forearmed; forearming; forearms

Definition of forearm

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to arm in advance : prepare

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ ˈfȯr-ˌärm \

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

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Lay down on the roller with the roller touching the front of your thighs and hold up your torso with your forearms on the floor. Lauren Valenti, Vogue, "Why This Holiday Break Is a Perfect Time to Start Foam-Rolling," 28 Dec. 2018 But less than two weeks later, the sheriff's office said, Jennings was arrested again when he was allegedly caught on video June 25 at someone's home in Butler with a crow bar, a mask and an identifiable tattoo on his forearm. Kaitlyn Schwers, kansascity, "Meth lab found in Bates County garage, sheriff’s office says. Four arrested," 7 July 2018 At the following changeover, Nadal was given a salt pill by a doctor and had his left forearm massaged by a trainer. Howard Fendrich, chicagotribune.com, "Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem to win record-extending 11th French Open title," 10 June 2018 The trainer came back a few moments later, again to attend to the left forearm. Ravi Ubha, CNN, "Rafael Nadal beats Dominic Thiem for 11th French Open title," 10 June 2018 The next pitch, a fastball, tailed inside and hit Stanton in the forearm. New York Times, "Giancarlo Stanton Gets Taste of Revenge, but Yankees Can’t Complete a Sweep," 4 June 2018 Doctors stitched the bite that expanded nearly the length of the boy’s forearm. Char Adams, PEOPLE.com, "10-Year-Old Survives Gruesome Shark Attack During Beach Trip: 'I'm Grateful He's Alive,' Mom Says," 17 May 2018 To successfully reconstruct a patient’s lost ear, Doctors at William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, Texas sculpted a new one from rib cartilage and implanted it under the tissues of the patient’s forearm to foster blood vessel growth. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "Doctors ‘Grow’ Ear for Transplant in Patient’s Forearm," 16 May 2018 The day the artists visit, the team was in the middle of developing a prototype of something called The Sleeve, a stretchy piece of fabric embedded with sensors, wires, and haptic motors that can be slipped onto the forearm like an arm warmer. Elizabeth Stinson, WIRED, "What Artists Can Teach Us About Making Technology More Human," 10 May 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 \

Kids Definition of forearm

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

forearm

noun
fore·​arm | \ ˈfōr-ˌärm, ˈfȯr- \

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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