armed cap-a-pie
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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  • cap-a-pie — or cap à pie adverb Etymology: Middle French (de) cap a pé from head to foot Date: 1523 from head to foot < armed cap a pie for battle > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cap-a-pie — adverb at all points from head to foot he was armed cap a pie • Syn: ↑from head to toe …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cap-a-pie — an Old French expression, meaning to be armed from head to foot …   Medieval glossary

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armed at all points — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armed en flute — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armed magnet — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Armed neutrality — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Capapie — Cap *a*pie , adv. [OF. (?) cap a pie, from head to foot, now de pied en cap from foot to head; L. pes foot + caput head.] From head to foot; at all points. He was armed cap a pie. Prescott. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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