Definition of Arming

1. Noun. The act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war.

Exact synonyms: Armament, Equipping
Generic synonyms: Militarisation, Militarization, Mobilisation, Mobilization
Specialized synonyms: Outfitting, Rearmament
Derivative terms: Arm, Equip
Antonyms: Disarmament, Disarming



Definition of Arming

1. n. The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms.

Definition of Arming

1. Verb. (present participle of arm) ¹

2. Noun. (nautical) A piece of tallow or soap put in the cavity and over the bottom of a sounding lead to pick up samples of the bottom of the sea. ¹

3. Noun. The act of supplying with arms and ammunition in preparation of a conflict ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Arming

1. the act of one that arms [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Arming

armiger
armigeral
armigero
armigeros
armigerous
armigers
armil
armilla
armillae
armillarioid
armillary
armillary sphere
armillas
armils
armin
arming (current term)
arming sword
arming swords
armings
arminianist
arminianists
armipotence
armipotent
armistice
armistices
armlength
armlengths
armless
armlessly
armlessness

Literary usage of Arming

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1. State Trials of the United States During the Administrations of Washington by Francis Wharton (1849)
"... in the said District of Pennsylvania, knowingly and unlawfully were concerned in furnishing, fitting-out and arming a certain ship or vessel called Les ..."

2. United States Supreme Court Reports by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company, United States Supreme Court (1886)
"To provide for organizing, arming and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, ..."

3. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1894)
"It is understood that designs for arming these vessels have been prepared. Certainly such information and data should prove of inestimable value in case of ..."

4. Elements of International Law by Henry Wheaton (1904)
"436 These principles were appealed to by the American arming and government, when its neutrality was attempted to be vessels, and violated on the ..."

5. A Treatise on Federal Criminal Law Procedure by William Hawley Atwell (1916)
"arming vessels against people at peace with the United States. 12. Augmenting force of foreign vessel of war. 13. Military expeditions against people at ..."

6. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Down through the firmament from heaven she sprang, Like to some shrill-voiced falcon on full wing ; And, whilst the host were arming through the camp, ..."

7. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1896)
"... I am assured by those who have better opportunities of forming a good judgment, that if the question against arming is carried at all, it will not be by ..."

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