Definition of armed in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɑːmd/


1Equipped with or carrying a firearm or firearms: heavily armed troops
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  • Some 3,000 car-jackings occur every month carried out by people armed with semi-automatic weapons.
  • If we wished to make war, we certainly would not want to fight soldiers armed with blades such as these.
  • The Bill will see the same power extended to troops, armed with even more deadly weapons, operating under conditions of serious unrest.
1.1Involving the use of firearms: armed robbery
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  • The use of firearms in an armed robbery has declined in recent years, and at the same time there has been a dramatic increase in the use of other weapons, particularly knives, but also syringes.
  • The number of reported sexual assaults rose by 150 per cent and the number of armed robberies using firearms was up 67 per cent.
  • Police believe banning sales of replica guns will lead to a drop in armed robberies and firearms incidents.
2 Heraldry Having claws, a beak, etc. of a specified tincture: a lion rampant argent, armed and langued azure


armed to the teeth

Formidably armed.
Example sentences
  • The Bedford, a NATO battleship armed to the teeth, is on patrol in the North Atlantic when it receives two guests via helicopter.
  • Two warriors, armed to the teeth, stand alert, ready to defend the demolition team in case of a raid by bandits.
  • Twenty-two men exited the aircraft, all clothed in dark fatigues and all armed to the teeth.
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