Definitions for ARMORˈɑr mər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
ar•mor*ˈɑr mər(n.; v.)-mored, -mor•ing.
(n.)any covering worn as a defense against weapons.
a suit of armor.
a protective covering of metal, esp. metal plates, used on warships, armored vehicles, etc.
mechanized units of military forces, as armored divisions.
Ref: Also called armament. 3
any quality, characteristic, situation, or thing that serves as protection.
the outer, protective wrapping of metal, usu. fine, braided steel wires, on a cable.
(v.t.)to cover or equip with armor or armor plate.
* Usage: See -or1.
Origin of armor:
1250–1300; ME armo(u)r, armure < AF armour(e), OF armëure < L armātūra; see armature
protective covering made of metal and used in combat
a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
equip with armor
A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
Origin: From armour, from armure, from armure, from armatura.
defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one's person in battle
steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts, protecting them from the fire of artillery