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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Arm, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Armed p. pr. & vb. n. Arming.]
 1. To take by the arm; to take up in one's arms. [Obs.]
 And make him with our pikes and partisans
 A grave: come, arm him.   --Shak.
 Arm your prize;
 I know you will not lose him.   --Two N. Kins.
 2. To furnish with arms or limbs. [R.]
 His shoulders broad and strong,
 Armed long and round.   --Beau. & Fl.
 3. To furnish or equip with weapons of offense or defense; as, to arm soldiers; to arm the country.
    Abram . . . armed his trained servants.   --Gen. xiv. 14.
 4. To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency; as, to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling.
 5. Fig.: To furnish with means of defense; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
    Arm yourselves . . . with the same mind.   --1 Pet. iv. 1.
 To arm a magnet, to fit it with an armature.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Arm·ing n.
 1. The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms.
    The arming was now universal.   --Macaulay.
 2. Naut. A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding lead, to bring up the sand, shells, etc., of the sea bottom.
 3. pl. Naut. Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.
 Arming press Bookbinding, a press for stamping titles and designs on the covers of books.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
          [syn: armament, equipping] [ant: disarming, disarming]