What does armor mean?

Definitions for armor
ˈɑr mərar·mor

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word armor.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. armor, armournoun

    protective covering made of metal and used in combat

  2. armor, armournoun

    a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles

  3. armor, armourverb

    tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant

  4. armor, armourverb

    equip with armor


  1. armornoun

    A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.

  2. armornoun

    A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.

  3. armornoun

    Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.

  4. armornoun

    A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.

  5. armornoun

    A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.

  6. armorverb

    To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.

  7. armorverb

    To provide something with an analogous form of protection.

  8. Etymology: From armour, from armure, from armure, from armatura.


  1. armor

    ARMOR is the professional journal of the U.S. Army’s Armor Branch, published by the Chief of Armor at Fort Benning, Georgia, training center for the Army's tank and cavalry forces (United States Army Armor School). ARMOR magazine is the U.S. Army's oldest professional journal, founded by U.S. Cavalry officers in 1888, and originally titled as The Cavalry Journal.


  1. armor

    Armor is a protective covering that is used to prevent damage or harm from being inflicted to an object, individual, or vehicle by direct contact or from projectiles, usually during combat, or from environmental hazards. Armor can be personal such as worn by soldiers or animals, or designed for vehicles, ships, or aircrafts. It can range from simple clothing to complex layered protection.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Armornoun

    defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one's person in battle

  2. Armornoun

    steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts, protecting them from the fire of artillery

  3. Etymology: [OE. armure, fr. F. armure, OF. armeure, fr. L. armatura. See Armature.]


  1. Armor

    Armor is a fictional character who exists in Marvel Comics' shared universe, the Marvel Universe. She is a mutant Japanese teenager who is enrolled at the Xavier Institute who retains her powers after the events of Decimation. She first appeared in Astonishing X-Men, vol. 3 #4.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. armor

    Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one’s person in battle. In English statutes, armor is used for the whole apparatus of war, including offensive as well as defensive arms. The statutes of armor directed what arms every man should provide. Armor has also been extensively used in England in plating important fortifications as those of Portsmouth, and also in Germany for the forts along the frontier.

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  1. Armor

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. ARMOR

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Armor is ranked #27452 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Armor surname appeared 878 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Armor.

    74.1% or 651 total occurrences were White.
    16.8% or 148 total occurrences were Black.
    3.8% or 34 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.8% or 25 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of armor in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of armor in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of armor in a Sentence

  1. Italian Proverb:

    The best armor is to keep out of range.

  2. Troy Holtorf:

    When you put on the full armor of God, it’s just like putting on a full set of turnouts, you have a helmet, a shield, a jacket—which is like a breastplate, a pair of pants, boots, you have a shield—which is the shield of faith, your sword—which is the Word of God—is kind of like your pipe puller, your ax.

  3. Spun Gold:

    I think everyone wants it to work because Prince Harry is adored around the world, he’s the little boy who lost his mother at 12. He was a slightly off the rails teenager who became a war hero fighting on the frontlines… We want the fairy tale, which has had some tragic lows across the last 30-40 years. The overriding message of the documentary is 'fingers crossed.' Meghan Markle with Prince Harry after their engagement announcement. (Reuters) But those in the documentary warned that this world is not without its pitfalls, Bullen said. You marry into a world that’s diamonds and furs and castles and servants and literally knights in shining armor. But it all comes with a price. Are you ready to pay that price?

  4. Troy Holtorf:

    I think there’s a lot of hurting brothers and sisters on the fire department, many of whom we don’t know about, i think firemen tend to keep things in, tend not to talk about it a whole lot. It’s our pride; it’s what we’re wired to do…I think you take enough hits, your armor gets some chinks in it and all of a sudden it wears you down mentally.

  5. Patrick Henry:

    The great pillars of all government and of social life [are] virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible.

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