\ ˈärmd How to pronounce armed (audio) \

Definition of armed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1a : furnished with weapons an armed guard also : using or involving a weapon
b : furnished with something that provides security, strength, or efficacy armed with knowledge
2 : marked by the maintenance of armed forces in readiness

Definition of armed (Entry 2 of 2)

: having an arm or arms especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination long-armedtwo-armed

First Known Use of armed

Adjective (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Adjective (2)

1500, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for armed

Adjective (1)

Middle English, from past participle of armen "to arm entry 2"

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The first known use of armed was in the 14th century

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“Armed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/armed. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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armed

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Kids Definition of armed

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : carrying weapons armed bandits
2 : involving the use of weapons an armed robbery

armed

adjective

Kids Definition of armed (Entry 2 of 2)

: having arms of a specified kind or number hairy-armed one-armed

armed

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Medical Definition of armed

1 : having an arm or arms especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination long-armed two-armed
2 : having a spiny rostellum a tapeworm armed with numerous hammer-shaped hooks

armed

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Legal Definition of armed

1 : having a weapon an armed assailant
2 : involving the use of a weapon an armed attack

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