American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To divest of a weapon or weapons.
- v. To deprive of the means of attack or defense; render harmless: "Have the courage to appear poor, and you disarm poverty of its sharpest sting” ( Washington Irving).
- v. To overcome or allay the suspicion, hostility, or antagonism of.
- v. To win the confidence of.
- v. To lay down arms.
- v. To reduce or abolish armed forces.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To deprive of arms; take the arms or weapons from; take off the armor from: as, he disarmed his foe; the prince gave orders to disarm his subjects: with of before the thing taken away: as, to disarm one of his weapons.
- Specifically To reduce to a peace footing, as an army or a navy.
- To deprive of means of attack or defense; render harmless or defenseless: as, to disarm a venomous serpent.
- To deprive of force, strength, means of injuring, or power to terrify; quell: as, to disarm rage or passion; religion disarms death of its terrors.
- To lay down arms; specifically, to reduce armaments to a peace footing; dismiss or disband troops: as, the nations were then disarming.
- To press (the lips of a horse) outward so that they may not be bruised on the toothless portions, or bars, of the lower jaw.
- v. transitive To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
- v. transitive To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous; as, to disarm a man's wrath.
- v. intransitive To lay down arms; to stand down.
- v. intransitive To reduce one's own military forces.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To deprive of arms; to take away the weapons of; to deprive of the means of attack or defense; to render defenseless.
- v. To deprive of the means or the disposition to harm; to render harmless or innocuous.
- v. make less hostile; win over
- v. remove offensive capability from
- v. take away the weapons from; render harmless
- From Middle English desarmen ("to divest of arms"), from Anglo-Norman desarmer (Wiktionary)
- Middle English disarmen, from Old French desarmer : des-, dis- + armer, to arm (from Latin armāre, from arma, weapons; see ar- in Indo-European roots). (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The idea of all the nations in the world getting together and agreeing to disarm is a fairy tale (a nice fairy tale, but nowhere near reality).”
“I met the person I would disarm him, without realising what a bitter pun the word disarm was.”
“Could Pain disarm, and Death's last pang beguile —!”
“Fighter swings first, takes off one hobgob’s arm; that’s what I call a disarm attempt!”
“Although details are still being finalized on how exactly the program will work, each militant who agrees to disarm is to receive an allowance of around $135 a month plus $100 or so a month for food.”
“There are Security Council resolutions that have been approved that took note and took note of Israel's withdrawal from southern Lebanon, and called on all militias in southern Lebanon to disarm, which is something Hezbollah has certainly -- has not done.”
“At the end of the day, I think the president of the United States has decided that the only way for getting Saddam Hussein to disarm is to disarm him with force.”
“Well, if you reject the logic of ultimatums, you're telling Iraq you have forever to disarm, which is contradicted by 1441 which said you must immediately disarm, which raises questions about France's commitment to 1441.”
“Iraq is supposed to be disarming, and they have not established, to my satisfaction anyway, and I think to the satisfaction of the international community, that they are moving in good faith to disarm, which is what they're supposed to do under the resolution.”
“The best way to convince him to disarm is to get the nations to come together through the U.N. and try to convince him to disarm.”
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