Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To divest of armor or arms; disarm.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To disarm, to remove the armour and weapons from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To put off, or lay down, one's arms or armor.
  • transitive v. To disarm.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To strip of armor or arms; disarm.
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  • To render incapable of inflicting injury; make harmless.
  • To take off or lay aside one's arms or armor.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. take away the weapons from; render harmless

Etymologies

From un- +‎ arm. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Slip of a dress, for you to undress, unarm me and not think of falling rain.

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  • “I pray thee to call my slaves to unarm me; and when thou thyself doffest those weapons of an ordinary life-guardsman, tell them they never shall above twice more enclose the limbs of one for whom fate has much more fitting garments in store.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • “She alone is in the habit of assisting to unarm and to attire me.”

    Count Robert of Paris

  • Go, tell no man to unarm himself; and let them shoot, in case of necessity, as sharply on those who cry France and St. Denis! as if they cried Hell and Satan!

    Quentin Durward

  • How many bullets do one person need to unarm one person?

    Not Guilty! So What Else is New?

  • And I, said he, will so do that thou mayst fear me the less; for I will unarm me when the night cometh, and thou thyself shalt keep mine hauberk and sword and anlace.

    The Water of the Wondrous Isles

  • And also to unarm and disarm someone who's come in with a gun, and to be able to confront them and stop them from shooting children who are unarmed in any way -- if they have to, fire upon them so that they stop hurting kids.

    CNN Transcript Oct 6, 2006

  • She came to him and stood to one side while his squire helped him unarm.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • Annais handed Guillaume to Soraya and, with her heart in her mouth, came to help Sabin unarm.

    The Falcons of Montabard

  • 'Let me unarm you, and you can tell me all that has befallen.'

    The Falcons of Montabard

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