See also: Armor

EnglishEdit

 
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  • armour (British, Canadian, Australian)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English armure, armour, armor, armeure, borrowed from Anglo-Norman armure and Old French armeüre, from Latin armātūra. Doublet of armure.

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armor (countable and uncountable, plural armors) (chiefly American spelling)

  1. (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
    Hyponyms: body armor, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armor
  2. (uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
    Synonyms: carapace, chitin, horn
  3. (uncountable) Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
    Synonym: armor plate
  4. (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
  5. (military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
    Synonyms: cavalry, mechanized
  6. (hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.

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armor (third-person singular simple present armors, present participle armoring, simple past and past participle armored)

  1. (transitive) To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
  2. (transitive) To provide something with an analogous form of protection.

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AlbanianEdit

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armor

  1. armour (body protection)

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armor

  1. first-person singular present passive indicative of armō

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armor

  1. Alternative form of armure