The very concept of arming oneself was odious to him—it cut against the grain of his Gandhian principles.
Panetta is on shakier ground on the question of arming Syrian moderates.
Iran casts a long shadow over the Mideast—arming Hezbollah, backing outlawed Iraqi militias, supporting the Taliban.
The administration had argued that arming the rebels would strengthen the rebel ultras.
As bloodletting continues and criminals take advantage of the political chaos, ordinary Egyptians are arming themselves.
The population, if not so fully armed as that of Mayo, is arming rapidly.
Thus they spake, and Ajax was arming himself in splendid brass.
He continued to be of the opinion that by equipping Redmond's followers he would be arming enemies.
The Englishman turned to give Stubbs orders for arming the crew.
The House resumed the consideration of the bill supplementary to the act for arming the militia, and for classing the same.
"upper limb," Old English earm "arm," from Proto-Germanic *armaz (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, German arm, Old Norse armr, Old Frisian erm), from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (cf. Sanskrit irmah "arm," Armenian armukn "elbow," Old Prussian irmo "arm," Greek arthron "a joint," Latin armus "shoulder"). Arm of the sea was in Old English. Arm-twister "powerful persuader" is from 1938. Arm-wrestling is from 1899.
They wenten arme in arme yfere Into the gardyn [Chaucer]
"weapon," c.1300, armes (plural) "weapons of a warrior," from Old French armes (plural), "arms, war, warfare," mid-13c., from Latin arma "weapons" (including armor), literally "tools, implements (of war)," from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (see arm (n.1)). The notion seems to be "that which is fitted together." Meaning "heraldic insignia" (in coat of arms, etc.) is early 14c.; originally they were borne on shields of fully armed knights or barons.
arm 1 (ärm)
An upper limb of the human body, connecting the hand and wrist to the shoulder.
used to denote power (Ps. 10:15; Ezek. 30:21; Jer. 48:25). It is also used of the omnipotence of God (Ex. 15:16; Ps. 89:13; 98:1; 77:15; Isa. 53:1; John 12:38; Acts 13:17)