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arm 1

 (ärm)
n.
1. An upper limb of the human body, connecting the hand and wrist to the shoulder.
2. A part similar to a human arm, such as the forelimb of an animal or a long part projecting from a central support in a machine.
3. Something, such as a sleeve on a garment or a support on a chair, that is designed to cover or support the human arm.
4. A relatively narrow extension jutting out from a large mass: an arm of the sea. See Synonyms at branch.
5. An administrative or functional branch, as of an organization.
6. Power or authority: the long arm of the law.
7. Sports The skill of throwing or pitching a ball well.
Idioms:
an arm and a leg Slang
An excessively high price: a cruise that cost an arm and a leg.
arm in arm
With arms linked together: They walked across the beach arm in arm.
at arm's length
At such a distance that physical or social contact is discouraged: kept the newcomer at arm's length at first.
with open arms
With great cordiality and hospitality.

[Middle English, from Old English earm; see ar- in Indo-European roots.]

armed (ärmd) adj.

arm 2

 (ärm)
n.
1. A weapon, especially a firearm: troops bearing arms; ICBMs, bombs, and other nuclear arms.
2. A branch of a military force: infantry, armor, and other combat arms.
3. arms
a. Warfare: a call to arms against the invaders.
b. Military service: several million volunteers under arms; the profession of arms.
4. arms
a. Heraldry Bearings.
b. Insignia, as of a state, an official, a family, or an organization.
v. armed, arm·ing, arms
v.intr.
1. To supply or equip oneself with weaponry.
2. To prepare oneself for warfare or conflict.
v.tr.
1. To equip with weapons: armed themselves with loaded pistols; arm a missile with a warhead; arm a nation for war.
2. To equip with what is needed for effective action: tax advisers who were armed with the latest forms.
3. To provide with something that strengthens or protects: a space reentry vehicle that was armed with a ceramic shield.
4. To prepare (a weapon or electronic system, such as an alarm) for use or operation, as by releasing a safety device.
Idiom:
up in arms
Extremely upset; indignant.

[From Middle English armes, weapons, from Old French, pl. of arme, weapon, from Latin arma, weapons; see ar- in Indo-European roots. Verb, Middle English armen, from Old French armer, from Latin armāre, from arma.]

armed (ärmd) adj.
arm′er n.

ARM

abbr.
adjustable-rate mortgage

armed

(ɑːmd)
adj
1. equipped with or supported by arms, armour, etc
2. prepared for conflict or any difficulty
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (of an explosive device) prepared for use; having a fuse or detonator installed
4. (Botany) (of plants) having the protection of thorns, spines, etc

armed

(ɑːmd)
adj
a. having an arm or arms
b. (in combination): long-armed; one-armed.

armed

(ɑrmd)

adj.
1. involving the use of weapons: armed conflict.
2. maintained by arms: armed peace.
3. equipped: The students came armed with their pocket calculators.
4. fortified; made secure: armed by an innate optimism.
[1250–1300]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.armed - (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing armsarmed - (used of persons or the military) characterized by having or bearing arms; "armed robbery"
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
unarmed - (used of persons or the military) not having or using arms; "went alone and unarmed"; "unarmed peasants were shot down"; "unarmed vehicles"
2.armed - having arms or arms as specifiedarmed - having arms or arms as specified; used especially in combination; "the many-armed goddess Shiva"
armless - having no arms; "the armless Venus de Milo"
3.armed - (used of plants and animals) furnished with bristles and thorns
unarmed - (used of plants or animals) lacking barbs or stings or thorns

armed

armed to the teeth well-equipped, loaded up, well-furnished, tooled up (informal) They are armed to the teeth with high-tech equipment.
Translations
ozbrojený
bevæbnetvæbnet
aseistettu
naoružan
fegyveresfelfegyverzett
vopnaîur
武装した
무장한
ozbrojený
oborožen
beväpnad
ติดอาวุธ
silahlısilâhlı
có vũ khí

armed

[ɑːmd]
A. ADJ [conflict, struggle, resistance] → armado
their men were not armedsus hombres no iban armados
their men were heavily armedsus hombres iban bien provistos de armas
armed guardsguardias mpl armados
the armed forceslas fuerzas armadas
armed robberyrobo m a mano armada
armed with sth (lit, fig) → armado de or con algo
they were armed with machine gunsiban armados de or con ametralladoras
she came armed with reams of statisticsvino armada de or con páginas y páginas de estadísticas
the missile was armed with a conventional warheadel misil estaba equipado de or con una cabeza convencional
armed to the teetharmado hasta los dientes
B. PT, PP of arm 2

armed

[ˈɑːrmd] adj
[police, guards] → armé(e)
He may be armed → Il pourrait être armé.
armed with a knife → armé(e) d'un couteau
[attack] → armé(e) armed robberyarmed forces npl
the armed forces → les forces fpl arméesarmed intervention nintervention f armée
They want to avoid armed intervention → Ils veulent éviter toute intervention armée.armed response unit nunité f d'intervention rapidearmed response vehicle nvéhicule m d'intervention rapidearmed robbery nvol m à main armée

armed

adjbewaffnet

armed

:
armed forces, armed services
plStreitkräfte pl
armed robbery

armed

[ɑːmd] adjarmato/a
armed to the teeth → armato/a fino ai denti
she was armed with all the facts → aveva in mano tutti i fatti

arm2

(aːm) verb
1. to give weapons to (a person etc). to arm the police.
2. to prepare for battle, war etc. They armed for battle.
armed adjective
having a weapon or weapons. An armed man robbed the bank; Armed forces entered the country.
arms noun plural
1. weapons. Does the police force carry arms?
2. a design etc which is used as the symbol of the town, family etc (see also coat of arms).
be up in arms
to be very angry and make a great protest (about something). He is up in arms about the decision to close the road.
take up arms (often with against)
to begin fighting. The peasants took up arms against the dictator.

armed

مُسَلَّح ozbrojený bevæbnet bewaffnet ένοπλος armado aseistettu armé naoružan armato 武装した 무장한 gewapend bevæpnet uzbrojony armado вооруженный beväpnad ติดอาวุธ silahlı có vũ khí 武装的
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I had been adequately armed by Russian Peter; the snake was old and lazy; and I had Antonia beside me, to appreciate and admire.
he said, in a voice as remarkable for the softness and sweetness of its tones, as was his person for its rare proportions; "I may speak of these things, and be no braggart; for I have been down at both havens; that which is situate at the mouth of Thames, and is named after the capital of Old England, and that which is called 'Haven', with the addition of the word'New'; and have seen the scows and brigantines collecting their droves, like the gathering to the ark, being outward bound to the Island of Jamaica, for the purpose of barter and traffic in four-footed animals; but never before have I beheld a beast which verified the true scripture war-horse like this: 'He paweth in the valley, and rejoiceth in his strength; he goeth on to meet the armed men.
I soon began this work, having collected a number of enterprising men, well armed.