American English

Definition of armed adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1involving the use of weapons an armed robbery an international armed conflict (= a war) Guerrillas have pledged to intensify the armed struggle against the new government. opposite unarmed
  2. 2carrying a weapon, especially a gun The man is armed and dangerous. armed guards Police were heavily armed. armed with a gun, etc. He was armed with a rifle. opposite unarmed
  3. 3armed (with something) knowing something or carrying something that you need in order to help you to perform a task He was armed with all the facts. I sat down by the lake armed with a pair of binoculars.
  4. Idioms
    armed to the teeth
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    having many weapons
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