see also: Armour
  • (British) IPA: /ˈɑː.mə/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈɑːɹ.mɚ/


  1. (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
    hypo en
  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.
    Synonyms: 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.
Related terms

Translations Translations Translations
  • German: Panzerung, Panzer, Panzerkraftwagen
  • Portuguese: (veículo) blindado
  • Russian: боева́я брони́рованная маши́на
  • Russian: бронета́нковые войска́

armour (armours, present participle armouring; 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.
Proper noun
  1. Surname
  2. A small city/county seat in Douglas County, South Dakota.

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