Origin of armored
- any covering worn as a defense against weapons.
- a suit of armor.
- a metallic sheathing or protective covering, especially metal plates, used on warships, armored vehicles, airplanes, and fortifications.
- mechanized units of military forces, as armored divisions.
- Also called armament. any protective covering, as on certain animals, insects, or plants.
- any quality, characteristic, situation, or thing that serves as protection: A chilling courtesy was his only armor.
- the outer, protective wrapping of metal, usually fine, braided steel wires, on a cable.
- to cover or equip with armor or armor plate.
Origin of armor
Examples from the Web for armored
Hence the SWAT teams and armored trucks surrounding his house.Hunt for Iraq Vet After Killing Spree
December 16, 2014
In front of its offices in Donetsk, there is an armored military vehicle.The Corrupt Cops of Rebel-Held East Ukraine
December 11, 2014
CEO of armored car company tests his merchandise from the inside.Occupied SUV Fired On With AK-47
Jack Holmes, The Daily Beast Video
November 12, 2014
Sergei's comrades there are still waiting for the armored personnel carriers promised by the defense ministry months ago, he says.Corruption Eats Away at Ukraine Military
October 21, 2014
His son had come back a hero of the Second Armored Division, and he still had enough paintings to do business and live well.My Grandfather's War: Recovering the Art the Nazis Stole
October 5, 2014
When the monk had gone a little further, he met one who rode an armored steed.The Chinese Fairy Book
"It would at least be convincing," the pilot of the armored car declared.The Boy Scouts on Belgian Battlefields
Lieut. Howard Payson
Such as the armored cable within the walls of a wooden house.The Vortex Blaster
Edward Elmer Smith
Whenever I get into this anti-mosquito rig, I feel like an armored train!The Call of the Beaver Patrol
V. T. Sherman
The blast bounced harmlessly off the machine's armored hide.The Status Civilization
- the US spelling of armour
Word Origin and History for armored
c.1300, "mail, defensive covering worn in combat," also "means of protection," from Old French armeure "weapons, armor" (12c.), from Latin armatura "arms, equipment," from arma "arms, gear" (see arm (n.2)). Figurative use from mid-14c.
Meaning "military equipment generally," especially siege engines, is late 14c. The word might have died with jousting if not for late 19c. transference to metal-shielded machinery beginning with U.S. Civil War ironclads (first attested in this sense in an 1855 report from the U.S. Congressional Committee on Naval Affairs).
mid-15c., from armor (n.). Related: Armored; armoring.
Idioms and Phrases with armored
see chink in one's armor; knight in shining armor.