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.

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

    Armour vs. Armor -- In this Grammar.com article you will learn the differences between the words Armour and Armor.

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. Game of Thrones, Season 6:

    Tyrion Lannister: Let me give you some advice, bastard. Never forget what you are. The rest of the world will not. Wear it like armor, and it can never be used to hurt you.

  2. Robert South:

    Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.

  3. A.E. Samaan:

    One smirk, and you disassemble my armor.

  4. Steve McCraw:

    Three minutes after the suspect entered the west building, there was a sufficient number of armed officers wearing body armor to isolate, distract and neutralize the subject, the only thing stopping a hallway of dedicated officers from entering Room 111, and 112, was the on-scene commander, who decided to place the lives of officers before the lives of children.

  5. Michael Thomison:

    I did not want to send someone out there with bad body armor so I would take mine off and provide it to the other officers.

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