arms noun

ADJ. nuclear | small fighters using small arms and home-made grenades

VERB + ARMS bear, carry The right to bear arms is enshrined in the constitution. | call sb to (formal) He called his comrades to arms (= urged them to fight). | take up (formal) The people took up arms to defend their country. | lay down (formal) The government called on them to lay down their arms and surrender. | supply He was accused of supplying arms to terrorists

ARMS + NOUN race | control, embargo | deal, industry, sales, trade

PREP. under ~ (formal) There were more than a million men under arms during the American Civil War.