- armedW3S3 [a:md US a:rmd] adj1.) carrying weapons, especially a gun≠ ↑unarmedarmed police▪ 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.) having 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.
Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.