What does armor mean?

armor meaning in General Dictionary

protective arms the body any garments or addressing worn to guard people person in struggle

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  • a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
  • furnish with armor
  • defensive addressing manufactured from steel and found in fight
  • tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
  • Defensive arms when it comes to human body; any garments or covering worn to safeguard one's person in struggle.
  • metal or metal covering, whether of ships or forts, protecting them through the fire of artillery.

armor meaning in Etymology Dictionary

c.1300, "mail, protective addressing used in combat," additionally "means of defense," from Old French armeure "weapons, armor" (12c.), from Latin armatura "arms, equipment," from arma "arms, gear" (see supply (n.2)). Figurative usage from mid-14c. Indicating "military equipment usually," specifically siege motors, is late 14c. The word could have died with jousting if you don't for late 19c. transference to metal-shielded equipment starting with U.S. Civil War ironclads (very first attested inside sense in an 1855 report through the U.S. Congressional Committee on Naval Affairs).

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  • mid-15c., from armor (n.). Relevant: Armored; armoring.

armor meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Defensive hands for body; any garments or covering worn to safeguard a person's person in battle.

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  • (letter.) metal or iron covering, whether of vessels or forts, protecting them through the fire of artillery.

Sentence Examples with the word armor

The sharpness of his words cut through her thin armor of righteousness.

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