[ ahr-mer ]
/ ˈɑr mər /


verb (used with object)

to cover or equip with armor or armor plate.

Nearby words

  1. armless,
  2. armlet,
  3. armload,
  4. armlock,
  5. armoire,
  6. armor plate,
  7. armor-clad,
  8. armor-piercing,
  9. armor-plated,
  10. armor-plating

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for armoured

British Dictionary definitions for armoured


US armored

/ (ˈɑːməd) /


having a protective covering, such as armour or bone
comprising units making use of armoured vehiclesan armoured brigade
(of glass) toughened


/ (ˈɑːmə) /


the US spelling of armour
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for armoured
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Idioms and Phrases with armoured


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

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