meaning of ARMED

ARMED meaning in General Dictionary

Furnished with tools of offense or security furnished with all the ways security or protection

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  • having arms or hands as specified; used especially in combo
  • (used of plants and pets) furnished with bristles and thorns
  • (used of individuals and/or army) described as having or bearing arms
  • of Arm
  • Furnished with weapons of offense or protection; furnished with the ways protection or security.
  • Furnished with whatever acts to incorporate strength, power, or performance.
  • Having horns, beak, talons, etc; -- stated of beasts and wild birds of victim.

ARMED meaning in Law Dictionary

vessel is "armed" whenever she actually is fitted with the full armament for battling reasons. She might be prepared for warlike purposes, without having to be "armed." By "armed" its ordinarily meant that she has cannon, however, if she had a fighting crew, muskets, pistols, powder, shot, cutlasses, and boarding devices, she could be considered equipped for warlike reasons, though maybe not equipped. 2 Hurl. & C. 537; Murray v. The Charming Betsy, 2 Cranch, 121, 2 L. Ed. 208.


ARMED meaning in Etymology Dictionary

"equipped for fight," early 13c., past participle adjective from supply (v.).


ARMED meaning in General Dictionary

(imp. & p. p.) of supply

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  • (a.) Furnished with tools of offense or defense; furnished utilizing the method of protection or defense.
  • (a.) Furnished with whatever serves to include strength, power, or performance.
  • (a.) Having horns, beak, talons, etc; -- stated of beasts and birds of prey.

Sentence Examples with the word ARMED

It had little chance of doing more than make speeches; the country was in the hands of an armed mob of civilians and mutinous soldiers; and, meanwhile, the grand-duke of Baden had joined with Bavaria in requesting the armed intervention of Prussia, which was granted on the condition that Baden should join the League of the Three Kings.

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