armor

[ ahr-mer ]
/ ˈɑr mər /
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noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for armoured

armoured

US armored

/ (ˈɑːməd) /

adjective

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

armor

/ (ˈɑːmə) /

noun

the US spelling of armour
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Word Origin and History for armoured
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Idioms and Phrases with armoured

armor

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

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