armored

[ ahr-merd ]
/ ˈɑr mərd /

adjective

protected by armor or armor plate.
provided with or using armored equipment, as tanks or armored cars: an armored unit; an armored patrol.

Nearby words

  1. armor-clad,
  2. armor-piercing,
  3. armor-plated,
  4. armor-plating,
  5. armorbearer,
  6. armored cable,
  7. armored car,
  8. armored heart,
  9. armored personnel carrier,
  10. armored rope

Origin of armored

First recorded in 1595–1605; armor + -ed3

Related formsun·ar·mored, adjectivewell-ar·mored, adjective

armor

[ ahr-mer ]
/ ˈɑr mər /

noun

verb (used with object)

to cover or equip with armor or armor plate.
Also especially British, ar·mour.

Origin of armor

1250–1300; Middle English armo(u)r, armure < Anglo-French armour(e), armure Old French armëure < Latin armātūra armature; assimilated, in Middle English and Anglo-French, to nouns ending in -our -or2

Related formsar·mor·less, adjectivean·ti·ar·mor, adjectivesub·ar·mor, noun

Can be confusedamour armoire armor

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British Dictionary definitions for armored

armor

/ (ˈɑːmə) /

noun

the US spelling of armour
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Word Origin and History for armored
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with armored

armor

see chink in one's armor; knight in shining armor.

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