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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Arm  \Arm\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Armed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Arming}.]  [OE.  armen,  F.  armer,  fr  L.  armare  fr  arma, 
  pl.,  arms.  See  {arms}.] 
  1.  To  take  by  the  arm;  to  take  up  in  one's  arms.  [Obs.] 
 
  And  make  him  with  our  pikes  and  partisans  A  grave: 
  come  arm  him  --Shak. 
 
  Arm  your  prize;  I  know  you  will  not  lose  him  --Two 
  N.  Kins. 
 
  2.  To  furnish  with  arms  or  limbs.  [R.] 
 
  His  shoulders  broad  and  strong,  Armed  long  and 
  round.  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  3.  To  furnish  or  equip  with  weapons  of  offense  or  defense; 
  as  to  arm  soldiers;  to  arm  the  country. 
 
  Abram  .  .  .  armed  his  trained  servants.  --Gen.  xiv. 
  14. 
 
  4.  To  cover  or  furnish  with  a  plate,  or  with  whatever  will 
  add  strength,  force,  security,  or  efficiency;  as  to  arm 
  the  hit  of  a  sword;  to  arm  a  hook  in  angling. 
 
  5.  Fig.:  To  furnish  with  means  of  defense;  to  prepare  for 
  resistance;  to  fortify,  in  a  moral  sense 
 
  Arm  yourselves  .  .  .  with  the  same  mind.  --1  Pet. 
  iv  1. 
 
  {To  arm  a  magnet},  to  fit  it  with  an  armature. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Armed  \Armed\,  a. 
  1.  Furnished  with  weapons  of  offense  or  defense;  furnished 
  with  the  means  of  security  or  protection.  ``And  armed 
  host.''  --Dryden. 
 
  2.  Furnished  with  whatever  serves  to  add  strength,  force,  or 
  efficiency. 
 
  A  distemper  eminently  armed  from  heaven.  --De  Foe. 
 
  3.  (Her.)  Having  horns,  beak,  talons,  etc  --  said  of  beasts 
  and  birds  of  prey. 
 
  {Armed  at  all  points}  (Blazoning),  completely  incased  in 
  armor,  sometimes  described  as  {armed  cap-[`a]-pie}. 
  --Cussans. 
 
  {Armed  en  flute}.  (Naut.)  See  under  {Flute}. 
 
  {Armed  magnet},  a  magnet  provided  with  an  armature. 
 
  {Armed  neutrality}.  See  under  {Neutrality}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  armed 
  adj  1:  (used  of  persons  or  the  military)  characterized  by  having  or 
  bearing  arms;  "armed  robbery"  [ant:  {unarmed}] 
  2:  having  arms  or  arms  as  specified;  used  especially  in 
  combination;  "the  many-armed  goddess  Shiva"  [ant:  {armless}] 
  3:  (botany)  used  of  plants  and  animals  [ant:  {unarmed}] 




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