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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]: 
 
  Arming  \Arm"ing\,  n. 
  1.  The  act  of  furnishing  with  or  taking,  arms. 
 
  The  arming  was  now  universal.  --Macaulay. 
 
  2.  (Naut.)  A  piece  of  tallow  placed  in  a  cavity  at  the  lower 
  end  of  a  sounding  lead,  to  bring  up  the  sand,  shells, 
  etc.,  of  the  sea  bottom.  --Totten. 
 
  3.  pl  (Naut.)  Red  dress  cloths  formerly  hung  fore  and  aft 
  outside  of  a  ship's  upper  works  on  holidays. 
 
  {Arming  press}  (Bookbinding),  a  press  for  stamping  titles  and 
  designs  on  the  covers  of  books. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  arming 
  n  :  the  act  of  equiping  with  weapons  in  preparation  for  war 
  [syn:  {armament},  {equipping}]  [ant:  {disarming},  {disarming}] 




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