(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
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.]