Definitions for disarmdɪsˈɑrm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

dis•armdɪsˈɑrm(v.t.)

  1. to deprive of a weapon or weapons.

    Category: Military

  2. to remove the actuating device from:

    to disarm a bomb.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Military

  3. to deprive of the means of attack or defense:

    The lack of logic disarmed his argument.

  4. to win the affection or approval of.

  5. (v.i.)to lay down one's weapons.

    Category: Military

  6. to reduce or limit the size, equipment, armament, etc., of armed forces.

    Category: Military

Origin of disarm:

1325–75; < OF desarmer

dis•arm′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disarm, demilitarize, demilitarise(verb)

    remove offensive capability from

  2. disarm(verb)

    make less hostile; win over

    "Her charm disarmed the prosecution lawyer completely"

  3. disarm, unarm(verb)

    take away the weapons from; render harmless

Wiktionary

  1. disarm(Verb)

    To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.

  2. disarm(Verb)

    To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.

  3. disarm(Verb)

    To lay down arms; to stand down.

  4. disarm(Verb)

    To reduce one's own military forces.

  5. Origin: From desarmen, from desarmer

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disarm(verb)

    to deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless

  2. Disarm(verb)

    to deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath

Freebase

  1. Disarm

    "Disarm" is a song by American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins. It was the third single from their second album, Siamese Dream. "Disarm" was written by Billy Corgan and is one of the band’s most highly regarded songs. Corgan considers it the most personally important song on Siamese Dream.


Translations for disarm

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

disarm(verb)

to take away weapons from

He crept up from behind and managed to disarm the gunman.

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