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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.]


1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the US spelling of armour
2. (Military) the US spelling of armour
3. the US spelling of armour
4. (Nautical Terms) the US spelling of armour
5. (Civil Engineering) the US spelling of armour
6. (Heraldry) the US spelling of armour


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(ˈɑr mər)

n., v. -mored, -mor•ing. n.
1. any covering worn as a defense against weapons.
2. a suit of armor.
3. a protective covering of metal, esp. metal plates, used on warships, armored vehicles, etc.
4. mechanized units of military forces, as armored divisions.
5. Also called armament. any protective covering, as on certain animals, insects, or plants.
6. any quality, characteristic, situation, or thing that serves as protection.
7. the outer, protective wrapping of metal, usu. fine, braided steel wires, on a cable.
8. to cover or equip with armor or armor plate.
Also, esp. Brit., ar′mour.
[1250–1300; Middle English armo(u)r, armure < Anglo-French armour(e), Old French armëure < Latin armātūra; see armature]
usage: See -or1.


Past participle: armored
Gerund: armoring

I armor
you armor
he/she/it armors
we armor
you armor
they armor
I armored
you armored
he/she/it armored
we armored
you armored
they armored
Present Continuous
I am armoring
you are armoring
he/she/it is armoring
we are armoring
you are armoring
they are armoring
Present Perfect
I have armored
you have armored
he/she/it has armored
we have armored
you have armored
they have armored
Past Continuous
I was armoring
you were armoring
he/she/it was armoring
we were armoring
you were armoring
they were armoring
Past Perfect
I had armored
you had armored
he/she/it had armored
we had armored
you had armored
they had armored
I will armor
you will armor
he/she/it will armor
we will armor
you will armor
they will armor
Future Perfect
I will have armored
you will have armored
he/she/it will have armored
we will have armored
you will have armored
they will have armored
Future Continuous
I will be armoring
you will be armoring
he/she/it will be armoring
we will be armoring
you will be armoring
they will be armoring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been armoring
you have been armoring
he/she/it has been armoring
we have been armoring
you have been armoring
they have been armoring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been armoring
you will have been armoring
he/she/it will have been armoring
we will have been armoring
you will have been armoring
they will have been armoring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been armoring
you had been armoring
he/she/it had been armoring
we had been armoring
you had been armoring
they had been armoring
I would armor
you would armor
he/she/it would armor
we would armor
you would armor
they would armor
Past Conditional
I would have armored
you would have armored
he/she/it would have armored
we would have armored
you would have armored
they would have armored
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armor - protective covering made of metal and used in combatarmor - protective covering made of metal and used in combat
body armor, body armour, cataphract, coat of mail, suit of armor, suit of armour - armor that protects the wearer's whole body
protective cover, protective covering, protection - a covering that is intend to protect from damage or injury; "they had no protection from the fallout"; "wax provided protection for the floors"
buckler, shield - armor carried on the arm to intercept blows
2.armor - a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehiclesarmor - a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
military force, military group, military unit, force - a unit that is part of some military service; "he sent Caesar a force of six thousand men"
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"
3.armor - tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plantarmor - tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
protective covering - the tough natural covering of some organisms
Verb1.armor - equip with armorarmor - equip with armor      
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
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(American) armor (ˈaːmə) noun
1. formerly, a metal suit worn by knights etc as a protection while fighting. a suit of armour.
2. a metal covering to protect ships, tanks etc against damage from weapons.
ˈarmoured adjective
1. (of vehicles etc) protected by armour. an armoured car.
2. made up of armoured vehicles. an armoured division of an army.
ˈarmouryplural ˈarmouries noun
the place where weapons are made or kept.
army (ˈaːmi) plural ˈarmies noun
1. a large number of men armed and organized for war. The two armies met at dawn.
2. a large number (of people etc). an army of tourists.


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