(transitive) To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening. (transitive) To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
1.any covering worn as a defense against weapons.
2.a suit of armor.
3.a metallic sheathing or protective covering, especially metal plates, used on warships, armored vehicles, airplanes, and fortifications.
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, A chilling courtesy was his only armor.
7.the outer, protective wrapping of metal, usually fine, braided steel wires, on a cable.
8.to cover or equip with armor or armor plate.
1. the US spelling of armour Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollinsPublishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source
c.1300, "mail, defensive covering worn in combat," also "means of protection," from Old French armeure "weapons, armor" (12c.), from Latin armatura "arms, equipment," from arma "arms, gear" (see arm (n.2)). Figurative use from mid-14c.Meaning "military equipment generally," especially siege engines, is late 14c. The word might have died with jousting if not for late 19c. transference to metal-shielded machinery beginning with U.S. Civil War ironclads (first attested in this sense in an 1855 report from the U.S. Congressional Committee on Naval Affairs).
mid-15c., from armor (n.). Related, Armored; armoring.
see, chink in one's armor knight in shining armor The American Heritage® Idioms DictionaryCopyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. Cite This Source
He removed the bulletproof vest and the body armor on his arms and legs to help free his movement.
It's a feds hospital, wrapped in armor and surrounded by one of those biohazard elimination fields and landmines.
His words blasted through her thin armor and she fired in defense.
His sharp words pierced her thin armor and she gasped.
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