unarmed
adjective Date: 14th century 1. not armed or armored <
unarmed civilians
>
; also not using or involving a weapon <
unarmed robbery
>
2. having no hard and sharp projections (as spines, spurs, or claws)

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  • Unarmed — Un*armed , a. [Pref. un not + armed.] [1913 Webster] 1. Not armed or armored; having no arms or weapons. [1913 Webster] 2. (Nat. Hist.) Having no hard and sharp projections, as spines, prickles, spurs, claws, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unarmed — index helpless (defenseless), powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • unarmed — (adj.) c.1300, with armor removed, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + ARMED (Cf. armed) …   Etymology dictionary

  • unarmed — [adj] disarmed exposed, hands tied*, helpless, indefensible, like a sitting duck*, naked*, open, powerless, unguarded, unprotected, unshielded, vulnerable, weaponless, wide open*; concepts 555,576 …   New thesaurus

  • unarmed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not equipped with or carrying weapons …   English terms dictionary

  • unarmed — [unärmd′] adj. 1. having no weapons, esp. firearms, or armor; defenseless 2. lacking scales, claws, spines, thorns, etc.: said of plants or animals …   English World dictionary

  • unarmed — [[t]ʌ̱nɑ͟ː(r)md[/t]] ADJ If a person or vehicle is unarmed, they are not carrying any weapons. The soldiers concerned were unarmed at the time... Thirteen unarmed civilians died in that attack. ADV: ADV after v Unarmed is also an adverb. He says… …   English dictionary

  • unarmed — un|armed [ˌʌnˈa:md US ˈa:rmd] adj not carrying any weapons ▪ the killing of unarmed civilians unarmed combat (=fighting without weapons) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • unarmed — un|armed [ ʌn armd ] adjective not carrying a weapon: unarmed police officers unarmed combat the activity of fighting without weapons …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • unarmed — un·armed .ən ärmd adj having no arms or armlike projections <an unarmed tapeworm> …   Medical dictionary

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