armour

[ ahr-mer ]
/ ˈɑr mər /

noun Chiefly British.

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usage note for armour

See -our.

Definition for armour (2 of 3)

Armour
[ ahr-mer ]
/ ˈɑr mər /

noun

Philip Dan·forth [dan-fawrth, -fohrth] /ˈdæn fɔrθ, -foʊrθ/,1832–1901, U.S. meat-packing industrialist.

Definition for armour (3 of 3)

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

OTHER WORDS FROM armor

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

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH armor

amour armoire armor
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British Dictionary definitions for armour (1 of 2)

armour

US armor

/ (ˈɑːmə) /

noun

verb

(tr) to equip or cover with armour

Word Origin for armour

C13: from Old French armure, from Latin armātūra armour, equipment

British Dictionary definitions for armour (2 of 2)

armor
/ (ˈɑːmə) /

noun

the US spelling of armour
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Idioms and Phrases with armour

armor

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

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