Ewe vs Arm - What's the difference?

ewe | arm |

As nouns the difference between ewe and arm

is that ewe is the ewe language while arm is sleeve; a part of a garment that covers all or part of an arm.





  • A female sheep, as opposed to a ram.
  • Usage notes

    * Because of its pronunciation and despite its spelling, this word most commonly takes the indefinite article (a) rather than (an).

    See also

    * ram


    * eew * wee ----



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    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) . (cognates) Akin to (etyl) (m), (etyl) (m), (etyl) .


    (en noun)
  • The portion of the upper human appendage, from the shoulder to the wrist and sometimes including the hand.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1963, author=(Margery Allingham), title=(The China Governess)
  • , chapter=19 citation , passage=When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. He had him gripped firmly by the arm , since he felt it was not safe to let him loose, and he had no immediate idea what to do with him.}}
  • (anatomy) The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the elbow.
  • A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
  • the arms of an octopus
  • A long, narrow, more or less rigid part of an object extending from the main part or centre of the object, such as the arm of an armchair, a crane, a pair of spectacles or a pair of compasses.
  • A bay or inlet off a main body of water.
  • A branch of an organization.
  • (figurative) Power; might; strength; support.
  • the arm of the law
    the secular arm
  • * Bible, Isa. lii. 1
  • To whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?
  • (baseball, slang) A pitcher
  • The team needs to sign another arm in the offseason.
    Derived terms
    (derived terms) * armband * armchair * -armed * armful * armhole * arm in arm * armless * armlet * armlock * armpit * armrest * arm's reach * at arm's length * babe in arms * chance one's arm * cost an arm and a leg * forearm * in arm's reach * in the arms of Morpheus * the long arm of the law * lower arm * on one's arm * right arm * take in one's arms * take someone's arm * upper arm * with open arms * within arm's reach


    (en verb)
  • To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms.
  • * Shakespeare
  • And make him with our pikes and partisans / A grave: come, arm him.
  • * Two N. Kins
  • Arm your prize; / I know you will not lose him.
  • To supply with arms or limbs.
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • His shoulders broad and strong, / Armed long and round.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) . (cognates) Akin to (etyl) .


  • Poor; lacking in riches or wealth.
  • To be pitied; pitiful; wretched.
  • Derived terms

    Etymology 3

    (etyl), from (etyl) (m), from Latin , hence ultimately cognate with etymology 1.


    (en noun)
  • (usually used in the plural) A weapon.
  • (in the plural) heraldic bearings or insignia
  • Synonyms
    * See also
    Derived terms
    (derived terms) * armed * arms factory * arms race * army * bear arms * brothers in arms * coat of arms * firearm * in arms * lay down one's arms * present arms! * sidearm * shot in the arm * take up arms against * to arms! * unarmed * under arms * up in arms


    (en verb)
  • To supply with armour or (later especially) weapons.
  • To prepare a tool or a weapon for action; to activate.
  • Remember to arm an alarm system.
  • To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency.
  • to arm''' the hit of a sword; to '''arm a hook in angling
  • (figurative) To furnish with means of defence; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
  • * Bible, 1 Peter iv. 1
  • Arm yourselves with the same mind.
  • To fit (a magnet) with an armature.
  • Derived terms
    * arm to the teeth