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Meaning of “armed” in the English Dictionary

"armed" in British English

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armedadjective

uk   /ɑːmd/  us   /ɑːrmd/
B2 using or ​carryingweapons: an armedrobbery armed conflict These men are armed and ​dangerous, and should not be ​approached.
Opposite
armed to the teeth informal carrying many ​weapons: The ​gunman was ​reported as being armed to the ​teeth and ​equipped with both a ​rifle and a ​pistol.

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-armedsuffix

uk   /-ɑːmd/  us   /-ɑːrmd/
(Definition of armed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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armedadjective [not gradable]

 us   /ɑrmd/
using or ​carryingweapons: armed ​guards armed robbery
If you are armed with something, you ​know or have ​access to something that can be ​useful to you: Kids should be armed with the ​facts about the ​disease.
(Definition of armed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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