Arming
Arm Arm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Armed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Arming}.] [OE. armen, F. armer, fr. L. armare, fr. arma, pl., arms. See {arms}.] 1. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

And make him with our pikes and partisans A grave: come, arm him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Arm your prize; I know you will not lose him. --Two N. Kins. [1913 Webster]

2. To furnish with arms or limbs. [R.] [1913 Webster]

His shoulders broad and strong, Armed long and round. --Beau. & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country. [1913 Webster]

Abram . . . armed his trained servants. --Gen. xiv. 14. [1913 Webster]

4. To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling. [1913 Webster]

5. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense. [1913 Webster]

Arm yourselves . . . with the same mind. --1 Pet. iv. 1. [1913 Webster]

{To arm a magnet}, to fit it with an armature. [1913 Webster]


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