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Princeton's WordNet

  1. armor, armournoun

    a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles

  2. armor, armournoun

    protective covering made of metal and used in combat

  3. armor, armourverb

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

  4. armor, armourverb

    equip with armor

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Armournoun

    Defensive arms.

    Etymology: armateur, Fr. armatura, Lat.

    Your friends are up, and buckle on their armour. William Shakespeare, Richard III.

    That they might not go naked among their enemies, the only armour that Christ allows them, is prudence and innocence. South.


  1. Armour

    Armour (British English) or armor (American English; see spelling differences) is a covering used to protect an object, individual, or vehicle from physical injury or damage, especially direct contact weapons or projectiles during combat, or from a potentially dangerous environment or activity (e.g. cycling, construction sites, etc.). Personal armour is used to protect soldiers and war animals. Vehicle armour is used on warships, armoured fighting vehicles, and some mostly ground attack combat aircraft. A second use of the term armour describes armoured forces, armoured weapons, and their role in combat. After the development of armoured warfare, tanks and mechanised infantry and their combat formations came to be referred to collectively as "armour".


  1. Armour

    Armour or armor is protective covering used to prevent damage from being inflicted to an object, individual or a vehicle through use of direct contact weapons or projectiles, usually during combat, or from damage caused by a potentially dangerous environment or action. Personal armour is used to protect soldiers, and war animals such as war horses. Vehicle armour is used on warships and armoured fighting vehicles.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Armour

    ärm′ur, n. defensive arms or dress: heraldic insignia: plating of ships of war.—adj. Armō′rial, belonging to armour, or to the arms of a family.—ns. Arm′our-bear′er; Arm′ourer, a maker or repairer of, or one who has the charge of, armour.—adj. Arm′our-plat′ed.—ns. Arm′oury, Arm′ory, the place in which arms are made or kept: a collection of ancient armour; Coat′-arm′our, originally a vest of silk embroidered in colours, worn by a knight over his armour. [See Arm (2).]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. armour

    A defensive habit to protect the wearer from his enemy; also defensive arms. In old statutes this is frequently called harness.

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  1. Armour

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  1. Armour

    A Chicago family who keep the world supplied with meat and themselves out of the government jails.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Armour is ranked #4366 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Armour surname appeared 8,139 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Armour.

    60.3% or 4,912 total occurrences were White.
    33.3% or 2,715 total occurrences were Black.
    2.7% or 226 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.9% or 158 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    0.8% or 68 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.7% or 60 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of armour in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of armour in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of armour in a Sentence

  1. Sal LaRocca:

    Nike, Under Armour and Adidas had huge businesses in China and have done a great job in bringing players over there and exposing them in ways that frankly we would not be able to do, kobe( Kobe Bryant) has been there( China) many times with Nike, Steph Curry has been there many times with Under Armour so our partnerships, our relationships with those footwear companies they really amplify our on-the-ground efforts to grow the sport.

  2. Lisa Smoczynski:

    It's challenging, i've got Under Armour, lined pants, fleece-lined jeans — let's see, one, two, three, four, five layers. Insulated gloves, insulated boots, the heaviest socks available. Under Armour hat. All the joys of life.

  3. Corinna Freedman:

    Under Armour has proven to be a formidable opponent in the sponsorship arena.

  4. Matt Delzell:

    Cam has a cool factor about him, he puts his name and reputation behind different things in different categories again because of the nature of who he is, peyton does pizza and insurance and those are pretty safe categories, safe companies. Beats (headphones) is edgy, they play hip hop in their spots and they are all about music and being cool and Under Armour is certainly a cool brand as well.

  5. Emilio Collins:

    Under Armour and the National Basketball Association share a commitment to basketball, fitness, and healthy living.

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the formation of vesicles in or beneath the skin
  • A. dangerous
  • B. frantic
  • C. tight
  • D. blistering

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