To arm a magnet, to fit it with an armature.

(Arm), v. i. To provide one's self with arms, weapons, or means of attack or resistance; to take arms. " 'Tis time to arm." Shak.

(Ar*ma"da) (är*ma"da or är*mä"da), n. [Sp. armada, L. as if armata fr. armatus, p. p. of armare. See Arm, v. t. Army.] A fleet of armed ships; a squadron. Specifically, the Spanish fleet which was sent to assail England, a. d. 1558.

(Ar`ma*dil"lo) n.; pl. Armadillos [Sp. armadillo, dim. of armado armed, p. p. of armar to arm. So called from being armed with a bony shell.] (Zoöl.) (a) Any edentate animal if the family Dasypidæ, peculiar to America. The body and head are incased in an armor composed of small bony plates. The armadillos burrow in the earth, seldom going abroad except at night. When attacked, they curl up into a ball, presenting the armor on all sides. Their flesh is good food. There are several species, one of which (the peba) is found as far north as Texas. See Peba, Poyou, Tatouay. (b) A genus of small isopod Crustacea that can roll themselves into a ball.

(Ar*ma"do) n. Armada. [Obs.]

(Ar"ma*ment) n. [L. armamenta, pl., utensils, esp. the tackle of a ship, fr. armare to arm: cf. LL. armamentum, F. armement.]

1. A body of forces equipped for war; — used of a land or naval force. "The whole united armament of Greece." Glover.

2. (Mil. & Nav.) All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification.

3. Any equipment for resistance.

(Ar`ma*men"ta*ry) n. [L. armamentarium, fr. armamentum: cf. F. armamentaire.] An armory; a magazine or arsenal. [R.]

(Ar"ma*ture) n. [L. armatura, fr. armare to arm: cf. F. armature. See Arm, v. t., Armor.]

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.

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.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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