- Unarmed Un*armed", a. [Pref. un- not + armed.]
1. Not armed or armored; having no arms or weapons.
2. (Nat. Hist.) Having no hard and sharp projections, as spines, prickles, spurs, claws, etc. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.
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unarmed — index helpless (defenseless), powerless Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
unarmed — (adj.) c.1300, with armor removed, from UN (Cf. un ) (1) not + ARMED (Cf. armed) … Etymology dictionary
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unarmed — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ not equipped with or carrying weapons … English terms dictionary
unarmed — [unärmd′] adj. 1. having no weapons, esp. firearms, or armor; defenseless 2. lacking scales, claws, spines, thorns, etc.: said of plants or animals … English World dictionary
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unarmed — adjective Date: 14th century 1. not armed or armored < unarmed civilians >; also not using or involving a weapon < unarmed robbery > 2. having no hard and sharp projections (as spines, spurs, or claws) … New Collegiate Dictionary
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unarmed — un|armed [ ʌn armd ] adjective not carrying a weapon: unarmed police officers unarmed combat the activity of fighting without weapons … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
unarmed — un·armed .ən ärmd adj having no arms or armlike projections <an unarmed tapeworm> … Medical dictionary