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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Arms n. pl.
 1. Instruments or weapons of offense or defense.
    He lays down his arms, but not his wiles.   --Milton.
    Three horses and three goodly suits of arms.   --Tennyson.
 2. The deeds or exploits of war; military service or science. Arms and the man I sing.”
 3. Law Anything which a man takes in his hand in anger, to strike or assault another with; an aggressive weapon.
 4. Her. The ensigns armorial of a family, consisting of figures and colors borne in shields, banners, etc., as marks of dignity and distinction, and descending from father to son.
 5. Falconry The legs of a hawk from the thigh to the foot.
 Bred to arms, educated to the profession of a soldier.
 In arms, armed for war; in a state of hostility.
 Small arms, portable firearms known as muskets, rifles, carbines, pistols, etc.
 A stand of arms, a complete set for one soldier, as a musket, bayonet, cartridge box and belt; frequently, the musket and bayonet alone.
 To arms! a summons to war or battle.
 Under arms, armed and equipped and in readiness for battle, or for a military parade.
 Arm's end, Arm's length, Arm's reach. See under Arm.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: weapons considered collectively [syn: weaponry, implements
           of war, weapons system, munition]
      2: the official symbols of a family, state, etc. [syn: coat of
         arms, blazon, blazonry]