arm

(redirected from armed)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

arm (someone against someone or something) (with something)

to equip someone with whatever is needed to fight against someone or something. They armed themselves against the enemy with guns and ammunition. The government armed the soldiers with the new guns.

arm

n. a police officer. (see also long arm of the law.) What’ll you do if the arms come in while you’re sawing the bars of your cell?
See:
References in periodicals archive ?
In Angola, he has armed both sides of the fighting in a two-decades -long civil war, though he has favored the rebel group known as UNITA, which is under a blanket U.