[ uhn-ahrmd ]
/ ʌnˈɑrmd /


without weapons or armor.
not having claws, thorns, scales, etc., as animals or plants.
(of an artillery shell) not armed.

Origin of unarmed

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at un-1, armed

Definition for unarmed (2 of 2)

[ uhn-ahrm ]
/ ʌnˈɑrm /

verb (used with object)

to deprive or relieve of arms; disarm.

Origin of unarm

First recorded in 1300–50, unarm is from the Middle English word unarmen. See un-2, arm2
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British Dictionary definitions for unarmed (1 of 2)

/ (ʌnˈɑːmd) /


without weapons
(of animals and plants) having no claws, prickles, spines, thorns, or similar structures
of or relating to a projectile that does not use a detonator to initiate explosive action

British Dictionary definitions for unarmed (2 of 2)

/ (ʌnˈɑːm) /


a less common word for disarm
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