Alternative formsEdit

English Wikipedia has an article on:


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



armour (countable and uncountable, plural armours)

  1. (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
    Hyponyms: body armour, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armour
  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: armour 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.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.


armour (third-person singular simple present armours, present participle armouring, simple past and past participle armoured)

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


Middle EnglishEdit



  1. Alternative form of armure

Old FrenchEdit


armour f (oblique plural armours, nominative singular armour, nominative plural armours)

  1. Late Anglo-Norman spelling of armure
    De rochez et chemyses cover ses armours
    (please add an English translation of this usage example)