Definitions for: Armor

[n] tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant
[n] protective covering made of metal and used in combat
[n] a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles
[v] equip with armor

Webster (1913) Definition: Ar"mor, n. [OE. armure, fr. F. armure, OF. armeure, fr.
L. armatura. See Armature.] [Spelt also armour.]
1. Defensive arms for the body; any clothing or covering worn
to protect one's person in battle.

Note: In English statues, armor is used for the whole
apparatus of war, including offensive as well as
defensive arms. The statues of armor directed what arms
every man should provide.

2. Steel or iron covering, whether of ships or forts,
protecting them from the fire of artillery.

Coat armor, the escutcheon of a person or family, with its
several charges and other furniture, as mantling, crest,
supporters, motto, etc.

Submarine, a water-tight dress or covering for a diver. See
under Submarine.

Synonyms: armour, armour, armour, armour

See Also: body armor, body armour, buckler, cataphract, coat of mail, equip, fit, fit out, force, military force, military group, military unit, outfit, protection, protective cover, protective covering, protective covering, shield, suit of armor, suit of armour

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