from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. Present participle of arm.
- n. A piece of tallow or soap put in the cavity and over the bottom of a sounding lead to pick up samples of the bottom of the sea.
- n. The act of supplying with arms and ammunition in preparation of a conflict
- n. One of the red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms.
- n. A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding lead, to bring up the sand, shells, etc., of the sea bottom.
- n. Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of taking arms or furnishing with arms: as, an extensive arming of the people.
- n. In heraldry, a coat of arms.
- n. Nautical: A piece of tallow placed in a cavity at the lower end of a sounding-lead to bring up a sample of the sand, mud, etc., of the sea-bottom.
- n. plural A kind of boarding-nettings.
- n. plural Red dress-cloths formerly hung fore and aft outside the upper works on holidays: still used by some nations.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
Sorry, no etymologies found.