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Definitions of armour

  1. equip with armor Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. protective covering made of metal and used in combat Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. Same as ARMOR, etc. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  6. Defensive arms; any habit worn to protect the body in battle. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. Dress for war; weapons of war. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  8. is employed in the English Bible to denote military equipment, both offensive and defensive. The offensive weapons were different at different periods of history. The "rod of iron" ( Psalms 2:9 ) is supposed to mean a mace or crowbar, an instrument of great power when used by a strong arm. The "maul" ( Proverbs 25:18 ; cognate Hebrew word rendered "battle-axe" in Jeremiah 51:20 , and "slaughter weapon" in Ezekiel 9:2 ) was a war-hammer or martel. The "sword" is the usual translation of hereb , which properly means "poniard." The real sword, as well as the dirk-sword (which was always double-edged), was also used ( 1 Samuel 17:39 ; 2 Sam 20:8 ; 1 Kings 20:11 ). The spear was another offensive weapon ( Joshua 8:18 ; 1 Samuel 17:7 ). The javelin was used by light troops ( Numbers 25:7 Numbers 25:8 ; 1 Samuel 13:22 ). Saul threw a javelin at David ( 1 Samuel 19:9 1 Samuel 19:10 ), and so virtually absolved him from his allegiance. The bow was, however, the chief weapon of offence. The arrows were carried in a quiver, the bow being always unbent till the moment of action ( Genesis 27:3 ; 48:22 ; Psalms 18:34 ). The sling was a favourite weapon of the Benjamites ( 1 Samuel 17:40 ; 1 Chronicles 12:2 . Compare 1 Samuel 25:29 ). biblestudytools.com
  9. is employed in the English Bible to denote military equipment, both offensive and defensive. Of the defensive armour a chief place is assigned to the shield or buckler. There were the great shield or target (the tzinnah ), for the protection of the whole person ( Genesis 15:1 ; Psalms 47:9 ; 1 Samuel 17:7 ; Proverbs 30:5 ), and the buckler (Heb. mageen ) or small shield ( 1 Kings 10:17 ; Ezekiel 26:8 ). In Psalms 91:4 "buckler" is properly a roundel appropriated to archers or slingers. The helmet ( Ezekiel 27:10 ; 1 Samuel 17:38 ), a covering for the head; the coat of mail or corselet ( 1 Samuel 17:5 ), or habergeon ( Nehemiah 416 ;16), harness or breat-plate ( Revelation 9:9 ), for the covering of the back and breast and both upper arms ( Isaiah 59:17 ; Ephesians 6:14 ). The cuirass and corselet, composed of leather or quilted cloth, were also for the covering of the body. Greaves, for the covering of the legs, were worn in the time of David ( 1 Samuel 17:6 ). Reference is made by Paul ( Ephesians 6:14-17 ) to the panoply of a Roman soldier. The shield here is the thureon, a door-like oblong shield above all, i.e., covering the whole person, not the small round shield. There is no armour for the back, but only for the front. These dictionary topics are fromM.G. Easton M.A., D.D., Illustrated Bible Dictionary, Third Edition,published by Thomas Nelson, 1897. Public Domain, copy freely.Bibliography InformationEaston, Matthew George. "Entry for Armour". "Easton's Bible Dictionary". . biblestudytools.com
  10. ärm'ur, n. defensive arms or dress: heraldic insignia: plating of ships of war.--adj. ARM[=O]'RIAL, belonging to armour, or to the arms of a family.--ns. ARM'OUR-BEAR'ER; ARM'OURER, a maker or repairer of, or one who has the charge of, armour.--adj. ARM'OUR-PLAT'ED.--ns. ARM'OURY, ARM'ORY, the place in which arms are made or kept: a collection of ancient armour; COAT'-ARM'OUR, originally a vest of silk embroidered in colours, worn by a knight over his armour. [See ARM (2).] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  11. Condom. Medical Lexicon. A Dictionary of Medical Science
  12. Defensive covering worn in fighting; a.-bearer, one who carries another\'s a.; metal sheathing of ship of war, composed of a.-plates; a.-clad, furnished with this; diver\'s suit; protective covering of animals or plants; heraldic insignia. [old French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  13. Furnish with protective covering; armoured CRUISER. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  14. n. [Old English] Defensive arms for the body; anything worn to protect in battle; –the steel or iron covering of ships of war. Cabinet Dictionary
  15. Devensive arms. Complete Dictionary

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