Definition of Armor

1. Noun. Protective covering made of metal and used in combat.

2. Verb. Equip with armor.
Exact synonyms: Armour
Generic synonyms: Equip, Fit, Fit Out, Outfit
Derivative terms: Armour

3. Noun. A military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles.
Exact synonyms: Armour
Generic synonyms: Force, Military Force, Military Group, Military Unit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Derivative terms: Arm

4. Noun. Tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant.
Exact synonyms: Armour
Generic synonyms: Protective Covering

Definition of Armor

1. n. Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn to protect one's person in battle.

Definition of Armor

1. Noun. A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces. ¹

2. Noun. A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body. ¹

3. Noun. Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft. ¹

4. Noun. A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle. ¹

5. Noun. (military uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening. ¹

7. Verb. (transitive) To provide something with an analogous form of protection. ¹

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Definition of Armor

1. to furnish with armor (a defensive covering) [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Armor

armor (current term)
armor-piercing shot
armor heart
armor plate
armor plating
armored car
armored catfish

Literary usage of Armor

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Chinese Clay Figures by Berthold Laufer (1914)
"V. THE PROBLEM OF PLATE armor "The skilful leader subdues the enemy's troops without any fighting; he captures their cities without laying siege to them; ..."

2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1866)
"Displacement, 1229 tons ; 150 horse pow- rr ; mean draught, 9M feet ; length of load Une, 130 feet; breadth, 51 feet; iron hull, ВД inch armor plating. ..."

3. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1901)
"In an article published in the Naval Institute in 1897, the writer endeavored to briefly summarize the theory of resistance of face hardened armor, ..."

4. Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by William B. Dana (1866)
"Displacement, 5525 tons; 900 horse power ; mean draught, S5)i feet ; length of load line, 255 feet; breadth, 5B feet : wooden hull;4)í Inch armor plating ..."

5. The Living Age by Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell (1861)
"EDDY read " A Proposal for a Class of Gunboats capable of engaging armor- plated Ships at Sea, accompanied with Suggestions for fastening on armor-Plates. ..."

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