From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisharmedarmed /ɑːmd $ ɑːrmd/ ●●○ S3 W3 adjective 1 WEAPONcarrying weapons, especially a gun OPP unarmed Armed police raided the building. The Minister was kidnapped by armed men on his way to the airport. The prisoners were kept under armed guard.armed with The suspect is armed with a shotgun. She got ten years in prison for armed robbery (=stealing using a gun). The president fears that armed conflict (=a war) is possible. There is very little support for an armed struggle (=fighting with weapons) against the government. a heavily armed battleship Many of the gangs are armed to the teeth (=carrying a lot of weapons).2 READYhaving the knowledge, skills, or equipment you need to do somethingarmed with She came to the meeting armed with all the facts and figures to prove us wrong. I went out, armed with my binoculars, to see what I could find in the fields.
Examples from the Corpusarmed• The two men may be armed, and should not be approached by members of the public.• Nor was government aid to the landlord restricted to armed assistance.• These Protocols restated, and in several important respects developed, the laws of armed conflict.• And with the police and most of the armed forces behind me, I was able to stop Ngune from seizing power.• Soon after the coup, Reza Khan became minister of war and defacto commander in chief of the armed forces.• Aspects of the revolt gave further illustration of the unreliable loyalty of sections of the armed forces.• Over £60,000 worth of jewellery has been stolen by an armed gang in north London.• The prisoners were kept under armed guard.• He says he was captured by armed police and was probably planning an armed robbery.• a group of heavily armed soldiers• The men were masked and armed with machine guns.armed to the teeth• Bathore is armed to the teeth, from pistols to anti-tank guns looted from the government.