Synonyms and Antonyms of arm

  1. a portable weapon from which a shot is discharged by gunpowder <soldiers grabbing their arms and helmets and heading into battle> Synonyms arm, firearm, heat [slang], piece, small armRelated Words derringer, forty-five (or .45), gat [slang], handgun, pistol, revolver, rod [slang], roscoe [slang], sidearm, six-gun, six-shooter, zip gun; self-loader, semiautomatic; blunderbuss, breechloader, culverin, fieldpiece, firelock, flintlock, harquebus (or arquebus), matchlock, musket, rifle, shotgun, smoothbore, twenty-two (or .22); AK-47, assault rifle, assault weapon, automatic, carbine, machine gun, machine pistol, repeater, submachine gun, tommy gun; speargun



Synonyms and Antonyms of arm

  1. 1 a large unit of a governmental, business, or educational organization <a company that needs to beef up its marketing arm if it wants to compete in today's business world> Synonyms agency, arm, branch, bureau, department, desk, office, serviceRelated Words subdepartment, subdivision

  2. 2 a part of a body of water that extends beyond the general shoreline <this arm of the Atlantic is surprisingly peaceful, as the stronger ocean currents do not reach this far> Synonyms arm, bay, bight, cove, creek [chiefly British], embayment, estuary, firth, fjord (also fiord), inlet, loch [Scottish]Related Words harbor, port, road(s), roadstead; narrow, sound, strait; bayou; backwater, slough (also slew or slue)

  3. 3 an area of land that juts out into a body of water <Maine has so many long, narrow arms that jut out into the ocean that early coastal settlers found it much easier to travel by sea> Synonyms arm, foreland, headland, ness, peninsula, point, promontory, spitRelated Words breakwater, jetty

  4. 4 the right or means to command or control others <few criminals manage to permanently escape the long arm of the law> Synonyms arm, authority, clutch, command, control, death grip, dominion, grip, hold, mastery, reign, rein(s), swayRelated Words clout, influence, leverage, pull, voice, weight; jurisdiction; direction, management; dominance, imperium, predominance, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; prerogative, privilege, right; eminence, importance, momentNear Antonyms helplessness, weaknessAntonyms impotence, impotency, powerlessness

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