• (America) IPA: /ɑɹmd/
  • (British) IPA: /ɑːmd/
  • (obsolete) IPA: /ˈɑːɹmɪd/


  1. (sometimes, in combination) Equipped, especially with a weapon.
  2. (of a weapon) Prepared for use; loaded.
  3. (obsolete) Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency.
    • 1722, Daniel Defoe, A Journal of the Plague Year
      a distemper eminently armed from heaven
    • Sir William Herschel, Catalogue of Double Stars
      The naked eye then will immediately direct us, by means of the two stars just mentioned, towards the place where, in the finder, the armed eye will perceive the double star in question about ¾ degree from the 44th Lyncis.
  4. (botany) Having prickles or thorns.
Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: armado
  • Russian: снаряжённый
  1. Simple past tense and past participle of arm

armed (not comparable)

  1. (chiefly, in combination) Having an arm or arms, often of a specified number or type.
  2. (of a creature) Possessing arms of a specified number or type.
    the four-armed creature.
    the strong-armed man.
    • 1634, attributed to John Fletcher and William Shakespeare, The Two Noble Kinsmen
      His shoulders broad and strong, / Armed long and round.
  3. (heraldry, of horns, teeth, beaks, etc.) Coloured in a different tincture from the beast or bird itself.

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