armed

[ahrmd]
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adjective


Origin of armed

Middle English word dating back to 1250–1300; see origin at arm2, -ed2
Related formshalf-armed, adjectivewell-armed, adjective
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well-armed

adjective (well armed when postpositive)

having many or good weaponswell-armed forces
suitably prepared in advancewell armed for an argument

armed

1

adjective

equipped with or supported by arms, armour, etc
prepared for conflict or any difficulty
(of an explosive device) prepared for use; having a fuse or detonator installed
(of plants) having the protection of thorns, spines, etc

armed

2

adjective

  1. having an arm or arms
  2. (in combination)long-armed; one-armed
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Word Origin and History for well-armed

armed

adj.

"equipped for battle," early 13c., past participle adjective from arm (v.).

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