Definition for ARM'ED

ARM'ED, pp.

  1. Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished with the means of security; fortified, in a moral sense.
  2. In heraldry, armed is when the beaks, talons, horns, or teeth of beasts and birds of prey are of a different color from the rest of the body. – Chambers.
  3. Capped and cased, as the lode-stone; that is, set in iron. An armed ship is one which is taken into the service of government for a particular occasion, and armed like a ship of war. Armed in flute. A ship is armed in flute when she carries fewer guns than she appears to carry; that is, some real guns and some wooden ones, or when she shows only a part of her guns.

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