Arm vs Tentacle - What's the difference?

arm | tentacle |


As nouns the difference between arm and tentacle

is that arm is the portion of the upper human appendage, from the shoulder to the wrist and sometimes including the hand or arm can be (usually used in the plural) a weapon while tentacle is an elongated, boneless, flexible organ or limb of some animals, such as the octopus and squid.

As a verb arm

is to take by the arm; to take up in one's arms or arm can be to supply with armour or (later especially) weapons.

As an adjective arm

is poor; lacking in riches or wealth.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

arm

English

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Etymology 1

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

Noun

(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

    Verb

    (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) .

    Adjective

    (en-adj)
  • 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.

    Noun

    (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

    Verb

    (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

    Statistics

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    tentacle

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An elongated, boneless, flexible organ or limb of some animals, such as the octopus and squid.
  • * 1873, , 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • With one blow of the axe, Captain Nemo cut this formidable tentacle , that slid wriggling down the ladder.
  • * 1897,
  • The body was small, but fitted with two bunches of prehensile organs, like long tentacles , immediately under the mouth.
  • * 1936,
  • Surmounting this head were four slender grey stalks bearing flower-like appendages, whilst from its nether side dangled eight greenish antennae or tentacles .

    Derived terms

    * tentacular