- armature reaction,
- armed forces,
- armed forces day,
- armed neutrality,
- armed response unit,
- armed response vehicle
Origin of armed
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of arm2
Examples from the Web for armed
They are, to say the least, preparing for civil war (the polling stations are stormed by armed gangs).Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Most travelers return home from trips revitalized and armed with new goals.
Major General Jean Kahwaji of the Lebanese armed forces recently declared an “open-ended war” with the militants.
In their midst stands a soldier with the Lebanese armed forces in a red beret, sporting an assault rifle and an unblinking stare.
But the police nevertheless declared Stone to be “armed and dangerous,” despite getting around with a cane.
Armed men, my mistress -- armed men riding towards Basildene!In the Days of Chivalry|Evelyn Everett-Green
Like a great wave coming to its flood, the armed host of the Confederacy was moving to break at Gettysburg and recede.Charles Carleton Coffin|William Elliot Griffis, D. D.
The exclusion of French and British armed vessels at the last session, may be taken on this ground.
Two armed vessels were ordered for the protection of Rhode Island waters; and this was the beginning of the American navy.Revolutionary Reader|Sophie Lee Foster
As he advanced volunteers came riding in armed and equipped, till he was at the head of thirteen hundred men.Historical Tales, Vol. 2 (of 15)|Charles Morris
- having an arm or arms
- (in combination)long-armed; one-armed
- the corresponding limb of any other vertebrate
- an armlike appendage of some invertebrates
Word Origin for arm
- to activate (a fuse) so that it will explode at the required time
- to prepare (an explosive device) for use by introducing a fuse or detonator
Word Origin for arm
"equipped for battle," early 13c., past participle adjective from arm (v.).
"upper limb," Old English earm "arm," from Proto-Germanic *armaz (cf. Old Saxon, Danish, Swedish, Middle Dutch, German arm, Old Norse armr, Old Frisian erm), from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (cf. Sanskrit irmah "arm," Armenian armukn "elbow," Old Prussian irmo "arm," Greek arthron "a joint," Latin armus "shoulder"). Arm of the sea was in Old English. Arm-twister "powerful persuader" is from 1938. Arm-wrestling is from 1899.
They wenten arme in arme yfere Into the gardyn [Chaucer]
"weapon," c.1300, armes (plural) "weapons of a warrior," from Old French armes (plural), "arms, war, warfare," mid-13c., from Latin arma "weapons" (including armor), literally "tools, implements (of war)," from PIE root *ar- "fit, join" (see arm (n.1)). The notion seems to be "that which is fitted together." Meaning "heraldic insignia" (in coat of arms, etc.) is early 14c.; originally they were borne on shields of fully armed knights or barons.
In addition to the idioms beginning with arm
- arm and a leg
- armed to the teeth
- arm in arm
- at arm's length
- babe in arms
- forewarned is forearmed
- give one's eyeteeth (right arm)
- long arm of the law
- one-armed bandit
- put the arm on
- shot in the arm
- take up arms
- talk someone's arm off
- twist someone's arm
- up in arms
- with one arm tied behind
- with open arms