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1. A defensive covering, as of metal, wood, or leather, worn to protect the body against weapons.
2. A tough, protective covering, such as the bony scales covering certain animals or the metallic plates on tanks or warships.
3. A safeguard or protection: faith, the missionary's armor.
a. The combat arm that deploys armored vehicles, such as tanks.
b. The armored vehicles of an army.
tr.v. ar·mored, ar·mor·ing, ar·mors
To cover with armor.

[Middle English armure, from Old French armeure, from Latin armātūra, equipment; see armature.]


(ˈɑr mərd)

1. protected by armor.
2. equipped with armored vehicles.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.armored - protected by armor (used of persons or things military)armored - protected by armor (used of persons or things military)
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"
unarmored, unarmoured - (used of persons or things military) without protective armor
2.armored - used of animalsarmored - used of animals; provided with protective covering
unarmored, unarmoured - used of animals; without protective covering
3.armored - equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warriorarmored - equipped with the complete arms and armor of a warrior
equipped, equipt - provided or fitted out with what is necessary or useful or appropriate; "a well equipped playground"; "a ship equipped with every mechanical aid to navigation"
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Highly respected by his foes, Guderian revolutionised armoured warfare with his emphasis on rapid mobility and radio communication between armoured units and crews within a tank.
Well, the tank is a hundred years old and yesterday marked the cente nary of the battle of Flers during the Somme campaign - the genesis of armoured warfare and it was our idea not theirs.