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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 ?
On the wall hung a row of portraits, representing the forefathers of the Bellingham lineage, some with armour on their breasts, and others with stately ruffs and robes of peace.
Behold me, on the morrow, in a much-worn little white hat, with a black crape round it for my mother, a black jacket, and a pair of hard, stiff corduroy trousers - which Miss Murdstone considered the best armour for the legs in that fight with the world which was now to come off.
Amazement seis'd The Rebel Thrones, but greater rage to see Thus foil'd thir mightiest, ours joy filld, and shout, Presage of Victorie and fierce desire Of Battel: whereat MICHAEL bid sound Th' Arch-Angel trumpet; through the vast of Heav'n It sounded, and the faithful Armies rung HOSANNA to the Highest: nor stood at gaze The adverse Legions, nor less hideous joyn'd The horrid shock: now storming furie rose, And clamour such as heard in Heav'n till now Was never, Arms on Armour clashing bray'd Horrible discord, and the madding Wheeles Of brazen Chariots rag'd; dire was the noise Of conflict; over head the dismal hiss Of fiery Darts in flaming volies flew, And flying vaulted either Host with fire.
The fore-part of his thighs, where the folds of his mantle permitted them to be seen, were also covered with linked mail; the knees and feet were defended by splints, or thin plates of steel, ingeniously jointed upon each other; and mail hose, reaching from the ankle to the knee, effectually protected the legs, and completed the rider's defensive armour.
I had drawn you as Paris in dainty armour, and as Adonis with huntsman's cloak and polished boar-spear.
In three more days the seven years would be at an end, when a knight in golden armour and mounted on a spirited steed was seen making his way towards the fatal hill.
In short, his wits being quite gone, he hit upon the strangest notion that ever madman in this world hit upon, and that was that he fancied it was right and requisite, as well for the support of his own honour as for the service of his country, that he should make a knight-errant of himself, roaming the world over in full armour and on horseback in quest of adventures, and putting in practice himself all that he had read of as being the usual practices of knights-errant; righting every kind of wrong, and exposing himself to peril and danger from which, in the issue, he was to reap eternal renown and fame.
When I had prayed sufficiently to the dead, I cut the throats of the two sheep and let the blood run into the trench, whereon the ghosts came trooping up from Erebus--brides, {89} young bachelors, old men worn out with toil, maids who had been crossed in love, and brave men who had been killed in battle, with their armour still smirched with blood; they came from every quarter and flitted round the trench with a strange kind of screaming sound that made me turn pale with fear.
He sprang, therefore, from his chariot, clad in his suit of armour.
There he stood, the great Dane, for he was nothing else, his hands, his axe, and his armour all red with blood, and none could live before his stroke.
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.
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.