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- (US) IPA(key): /ɑɹmd/
- (UK) IPA(key): /ɑːmd/
- (obsolete) IPA(key): /ˈɑːɹmɪd/
- Rhymes: -ɑː(ɹ)md, -ɑːɹmɪd
- (sometimes in combination) Equipped, especially with a weapon.
- (of a weapon) Prepared for use; loaded.
- (obsolete) Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency.
- 1821, Sir William Herschel, Catalogue of Double Stars:
- The naked eye then will immediately direct us, by means of the two stars just mentioned, towards the place where, in the finder, the armed eye will perceive the double star in question about ¾ degree from the 44th Lyncis.
- (botany) Having prickles or thorns.
equipped, especially with a weapon
prepared for use
armed (not comparable)
- (chiefly in combination) Having an arm or arms, often of a specified number or type.
- (of a creature) Possessing arms of a specified number or type.
- the four-armed creature.
- the strong-armed man.
- 1613–1614 (date written), John Fletcher, William Shak[e]speare, The Two Noble Kinsmen: […], London: […] Tho[mas] Cotes, for Iohn Waterson; […], published 1634, →OCLC, (please specify the page), (please specify the scene number in lowercase Roman numerals):
- His shoulders broad and strong, / Armed long and round.
- (heraldry, of animals) Having horns, claws, teeth, a beak, etc. in a particular tincture, as contrasted with that of the animal as a whole.