Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Arm \Arm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Armed; p. pr. & vb. n. Arming.] [OE. armen, F. armer, fr. L. armare, fr. arma, pl., arms. See arms.]
To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. [Obs.]
And make him with our pikes and partisans A grave: come, arm him.
Arm your prize; I know you will not lose him.
--Two N. Kins.
To furnish with arms or limbs. [R.]
His shoulders broad and strong, Armed long and round.
--Beau. & Fl.
To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
Abram . . . armed his trained servants.
--Gen. xiv. 1
4. To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling.
Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
Arm yourselves . . . with the same mind.
--1 Pet. iv. 1.
To arm a magnet, to fit it with an armature.
Armed \Armed\, a.
Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished with the means of security or protection. ``And armed host.''
Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency.
A distemper eminently armed from heaven.
(Her.) Having horns, beak, talons, etc; -- said of beasts and birds of prey.
Armed at all points (Blazoning), completely incased in armor, sometimes described as armed cap-[`a]-pie.
Armed en flute. (Naut.) See under Flute.
Armed magnet, a magnet provided with an armature.
Armed neutrality. See under Neutrality.
Armed(pronounced "arr-umm-n-d", also spelt Aroumd, Around, Arempt) is a small Berber village in the Ait Mizane Valley of the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Its population is around 1,900. Its altitude is 1900 m above sea level. Armed is 40 minutes' walk up the valley from [Imlil], and is quieter and seen as more traditional. Armed is the highest village in the Ait Mizane Valley and so forms a good base for summitting Mount [Toubkal], the highest peak in North Africa. The route into Toubkal passes by Armed which is in Toubkal National Park.
Village life is organised primarily by the Association pour le Developpement d'Armed, which is a charity formed by the elders of the village. Recent projects have included resurfacing and widening the mountain roads, and getting electricity and running water to all the houses in the village.
1 (context sometimes in combination English) equip, especially with a weapon. 2 (context of a weapon English) prepare for use; loaded. 3 (context obsolete English) Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency. v
(en-past of: arm) Etymology 2
a. 1 (context chiefly in combination English) Having an arm or arms, often of a specified number or type. 2 (context heraldry of horns, teeth, beaks, et
English) Coloured in a different tincture from the beast or bird itself.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"equipped for battle," early 13c., past participle adjective from arm (v.).
Usage examples of "armed".
And withal they saw men all armed coming from out the High House, who went down to the Bridge and abode there.
And there were problems with these votes, since the Sem-inole County Canvassing Board had allowed Republican Party volunteers to fill in missing data on absentee-ballot applications completed by registered Republicansa violation of Florida lawand many overseas absentee ballots from members of the armed forces lacked the postmarks required by law.
United States, might not, without any special authority for that purpose, in the then existing state of things, have empowered the officers commanding the armed vessels of the United States, to seize and send into port for adjudication, American vessels which were forfeited by being engaged in this illicit commerce.
Without depending on prayers or miracles, he boldly armed against the public enemy, and his pastoral letters admonished the Italians of their danger and their duty.
Again and again he had seen Castle Aldaran under siege, arrows flying, armed men striking, lightnings aflare and striking down on the keep.
Hector ranged on, now flaring along the front, now shouting his orders back toward the rear, all of him armed in bronze aflash like lightning flung by Father Zeus with his battle-shield of thunder.
They were maras, a sort of agouti, a little larger than their congeners of tropical countries, regular American rabbits, with long ears, jaws armed on each side with five molars, which distinguish the agouti.
Also we of the Amapakati, the council, were there, and ranged round the fence of the space, armed with short sticks only--not with kerries, my father--was that regiment of young men which Dingaan had not sent away, the captain of the regiment being stationed near to the king, on the right.
In the space of just a few minutes she had seen ten armed men carrying suitcases, a sable-garbed woman with two steel hooks for hands, and now a diamond-studded blond followed by a hulking, apish brute of a man.
Hence, while he has endeavored truly to depict--or to let those who made history at the time help him to depict--the enormity of the offence of the armed Rebellion and of the heresies and plottings of certain Southern leaders precipitating it, yet not one word will be found, herein, condemnatory of those who, with manly candor, soldierly courage, and true patriotism, acknowledged that error when the ultimate arbitrament of the sword had decided against them.
The arquebusiers poured their fire into them as they crossed the moat, and then fell back behind their comrades, who were armed with pike and sword.
He had a tolerably large escort: two hundred Hebrian arquebusiers and swordsmen and eighty heavy cavalry armed with lances and paired matchlock pistols.
In the spring of 1930 three young lieutenants, Ludin, Scheringer and Wendt, of the garrison at Ulm were arrested for spreading Nazi doctrines in the Army and for trying to induce their fellow officers to agree that in the case of an armed Nazi revolt they would not fire on the rebels.
Alexander ascended his tribunal, and with a modest firmness represented to the armed multitude the absolute necessity, as well as his inflexible resolution, of correcting the vices introduced by his impure predecessor, and of maintaining the discipline, which could not be relaxed without the ruin of the Roman name and empire.
He saw guards, relaxed though in uniform, armed only with holstered pistols, an officer, and one man in overalls, incongruous as a plumber might have been in those aseptic surroundings.