unarmed

[ uhn-ahrmd ]
/ ʌnˈɑrmd /

adjective

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

Nearby words

  1. unapt,
  2. unaptly,
  3. unarguable,
  4. unargued,
  5. unarm,
  6. unartistic,
  7. unary,
  8. unary operation,
  9. unashamed,
  10. unasked

Origin of unarmed

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

unarm

[ 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

unarmed

/ (ʌnˈɑːmd) /

adjective

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

unarm

/ (ʌnˈɑːm) /

verb

a less common word for disarm
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Word Origin and History for unarmed

unarmed

adj.

c.1300, "with armor removed," from un- (1) "not" + armed.

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