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.
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
See under Arm.
Noun1.Armsarms - weapons considered collectively
2.Armsarms - the official symbols of a family, state, etc.

ARMS. Any thing that a man wears for his defence, or takes in his hands, or uses in his anger, to cast at, or strike at another. Co. Litt. 161 b, 162 a; Crompt. Just. P. 65; Cunn. Dict. h.t.
     2. The Constitution of the United States, Amendm. art. 2, declares, "that a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." In Kentucky, a statute "to prevent persons from wearing concealed arms," has been declared to be unconstitutional; 2 Litt. R. 90; while in Indiana a similar statute has been holden valid and constitutional. 3 Blackf. R. 229. Vide Story, Const. Sec. 1889, 1890 Amer. Citizen, 176; 1 Tuck. Black. App. 300 Rawle on Const. 125.

ARMS, heraldry. Signs of arms, or drawings painted on shields, banners, and the like. The arms of the United States are described in the Resolution of Congress, of June 20, 1782. Vide Seal of the United States.

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