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ar·mour

 (är′mər)
n. & v. Chiefly British
Variant of armor.

armour

(ˈɑːmə) or

armor

n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) any defensive covering, esp that of metal, chain mail, etc, worn by medieval warriors to prevent injury to the body in battle
2. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the protective metal plates on a tank, warship, etc
3. (Military) military armoured fighting vehicles in general; military units equipped with these
4. any protective covering, such as the shell of certain animals
5. (Nautical Terms) nautical the watertight suit of a diver
6. (Civil Engineering) engineering permanent protection for an underwater structure
7. (Heraldry) heraldic insignia; arms
vb
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) (tr) to equip or cover with armour
[C13: from Old French armure, from Latin armātūra armour, equipment]

armour


Past participle: armoured
Gerund: armouring

Imperative
armour
armour
Present
I armour
you armour
he/she/it armours
we armour
you armour
they armour
Preterite
I armoured
you armoured
he/she/it armoured
we armoured
you armoured
they armoured
Present Continuous
I am armouring
you are armouring
he/she/it is armouring
we are armouring
you are armouring
they are armouring
Present Perfect
I have armoured
you have armoured
he/she/it has armoured
we have armoured
you have armoured
they have armoured
Past Continuous
I was armouring
you were armouring
he/she/it was armouring
we were armouring
you were armouring
they were armouring
Past Perfect
I had armoured
you had armoured
he/she/it had armoured
we had armoured
you had armoured
they had armoured
Future
I will armour
you will armour
he/she/it will armour
we will armour
you will armour
they will armour
Future Perfect
I will have armoured
you will have armoured
he/she/it will have armoured
we will have armoured
you will have armoured
they will have armoured
Future Continuous
I will be armouring
you will be armouring
he/she/it will be armouring
we will be armouring
you will be armouring
they will be armouring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been armouring
you have been armouring
he/she/it has been armouring
we have been armouring
you have been armouring
they have been armouring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been armouring
you will have been armouring
he/she/it will have been armouring
we will have been armouring
you will have been armouring
they will have been armouring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been armouring
you had been armouring
he/she/it had been armouring
we had been armouring
you had been armouring
they had been armouring
Conditional
I would armour
you would armour
he/she/it would armour
we would armour
you would armour
they would armour
Past Conditional
I would have armoured
you would have armoured
he/she/it would have armoured
we would have armoured
you would have armoured
they would have armoured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armour - a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehiclesarmour - 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"
2.armour - protective covering made of metal and used in combatarmour - 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
3.armour - tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plantarmour - tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
protective covering - the tough natural covering of some organisms
Verb1.armour - equip with armorarmour - 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"

armour

noun protection, covering, shield, sheathing, armour plate, chain mail, protective covering a medieval suit of armour

Armour

armet, basinet or bascinet, breastplate, camail, chamfrain, chamfron, or chanfron, coat-of-mail, corselet or corslet, couter, crinet, cuirass, cuisse or cuish, culet, gauntlet, gorget, greave, gusset, helmet, jack, jambeau, jambart, or jamber, jupon, lance rest, mail, nosepiece, pavloron, poleyn, roundel, sabaton, sword belt, tasset, tasse, or tace, umbo, vambrace, ventail, visor or vizor
Translations
دِرْعدِرْع السَّفينَه أو الدَّبَّابَهدِرْع وَخوذَه
brněnípancéřování
panserrustning
haarniska
oklop
páncélpáncélzat
brynklæîibrynvörn
甲冑
갑옷
armijaarsenalasginklinėminiašarvai
bruņas
brnenieopancierovanie
rustning
เสื้อเกราะ
áo giáp

armour

armor (US) [ˈɑːməʳ]
A. N
1. (Mil, Zool, fig) → armadura f; (= steel plates) → blindaje m
2. (= tank forces) → divisiones fpl acorazadas, fuerzas fpl blindadas
B. VTblindar, acorazar
C. CPD armour plate Nblindaje m
armour plating N = armour plate

armour

[ˈɑːrr] (British) armor (US) n
[knight] → armure f
(also armour-plating) → blindage m
(= tanks) → blindés mpl

armour

, (US) armor
n
Rüstung f; (of animal)Panzer m; suit of armourRüstung f; (fig)Panzer m, → Rüstung f; to wear armoureine Rüstung tragen
(no pl: = steel plates) → Panzerplatte(n) f(pl)
(= vehicles)Panzerfahrzeuge pl; (= forces)Panzertruppen pl
vtpanzern; (fig)wappnen

armour

, (US) armor:
armour-piercing
adjpanzerbrechend
armour-plated
adjgepanzert
armour plating
nPanzerung f

armour

armor (Am) [ˈɑːməʳ] narmatura (also armour-plating) → corazza, blindatura (Mil) (tanks) → mezzi mpl blindati

armour

(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.

armour

دِرْع brnění panser Rüstung πανοπλία armadura haarniska blindage oklop armatura 甲冑 갑옷 wapenuitrusting rustning zbroja armadura броня rustning เสื้อเกราะ zırh áo giáp 盔甲
References in classic literature ?
So, without giving notice of his intention to anyone, and without anybody seeing him, one morning before the dawning of the day (which was one of the hottest of the month of July) he donned his suit of armour, mounted Rocinante with his patched-up helmet on, braced his buckler, took his lance, and by the back door of the yard sallied forth upon the plain in the highest contentment and satisfaction at seeing with what ease he had made a beginning with his grand purpose.
He, seeing this grotesque figure clad in armour that did not match any more than his saddle, bridle, lance, buckler, or corselet, was not at all indisposed to join the damsels in their manifestations of amusement; but, in truth, standing in awe of such a complicated armament, he thought it best to speak him fairly, so he said, "Senor Caballero, if your worship wants lodging, bating the bed (for there is not one in the inn) there is plenty of everything else here.
And here," said the Ingenious Patriot, pulling another paper from another pocket, "are the working plans of a gun that I have invented, which will pierce that armour.
The price of the irresistible gun would have been much greater, your Majesty, but for the fact that its missiles can be so effectively averted by my peculiar method of treating the armour plates with a new- "
Ah, the good horse that was brought all the long way from Barbary, he takes no more care of him than if he were a wild ass's colt and the noble armour, that was worth so many zecchins to Joseph Pareira, the armourer of Milan, besides seventy in the hundred of profits, he cares for it as little as if he had found it in the highways
If he risks his own person and limbs, father,'' said Rebecca, ``in doing such a dreadful battle, he can scarce be expected to spare his horse and armour.
You were burnt in raiment of the gods, with rich resins and with honey, while heroes, horse and foot, clashed their armour round the pile as you were burning, with the tramp as of a great multitude.
He endured both being struck and insulted without a word, though he was in his own house; but when the will of Aegis-bearing Jove inspired him, he and Telemachus took the armour and hid it in an inner chamber, bolting the doors behind them.
While tending his sheep he had converse with the nymph, and she conceived twin sons; these the son of Mecisteus now slew, and he stripped the armour from their shoulders.
Henceforth, however, I must be your host in middle Argos, and you mine in Lycia, if I should ever go there; let us avoid one another's spears even during a general engagement; there are many noble Trojans and allies whom I can kill, if I overtake them and heaven delivers them into my hand; so again with yourself, there are many Achaeans whose lives you may take if you can; we two, then, will exchange armour, that all present may know of the old ties that subsist between us.
Their armour shone like a flame of blazing fire as they two stood in their car: their swift horses struck the earth and pawed it with their hoofs, and the dust rose like smoke about them, pounded by the chariot wheels and the horses' hoofs, while the well-made chariot and its rails rattled around them as the horses plunged.
These were of silver, and had armour of gold upon their bodies.