Armed
Armed Armed, a. 1. Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished with the means of security or protection. ``And armed host.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency. [1913 Webster]

A distemper eminently armed from heaven. --De Foe. [1913 Webster]

3. (Her.) Having horns, beak, talons, etc; -- said of beasts and birds of prey. [1913 Webster]

{Armed at all points} (Blazoning), completely incased in armor, sometimes described as {armed cap-[`a]-pie}. --Cussans.

{Armed en flute}. (Naut.) See under {Flute}.

{Armed magnet}, a magnet provided with an armature.

{Armed neutrality}. See under {Neutrality}. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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