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Synonyms for armor
ˈɑr mər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. armor, armour(noun)

    protective covering made of metal and used in combat


  2. armor, armour(noun)

    a military unit consisting of armored fighting vehicles


  3. armor, armour(verb)

    tough more-or-less rigid protective covering of an animal or plant


  4. armor, armour(verb)

    equip with armor



  1. armor(noun)

    To provide something with an analogous form of protection.

    chitin, horn, carapace

  2. armor(noun)

    Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.

    armor plate, armour plate

  3. armor(noun)

    A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.

    mechanized, cavalry

  4. armor(noun)

    suit of armor, plate, mail, body armour, chain mail, suit of armour, body armor

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. armor

    Arms are implements of attack; armor is a defensive covering. The knight put on his armor; he grasped his arms. With the disuse of defensive armor the word has practically gone out of military use, but it is still employed in the navy, where the distinction is clearly preserved; any vessel provided with cannon is an armed vessel; an armored ship is an ironclad. Anything that can be wielded in fight may become a weapon, as a pitchfork or a paving-stone; arms are especially made and designed for conflict.

    accouterments, arms, harness, mail, weapons

Editors Contribution

  1. chitin

    hard or protective

    the spiders armor or chitin is very hard.

    Submitted by rinat on September 4, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. armor(n.)

    defensive clothing, coat of mail

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. armor(n)

    mail, panoply, armature, armory, cuirass, jambeaux, corselet, hauberk

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "armor":

    armour, weave, shield, armoured, twill, suit, shields, armored, shielding, sonic

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  1. Ruy Teixeira:

    The chink in the armor [ for Republicans ], such as it is, there is a conflict between these [ blue-collar and rural ] voters' views of the rich and powerful in general and their views of entitlement programs and the way Republicans really do approach policy, if [ Democrats ] can convince more people that it's a really top priority to help you and your community, they would look the other way on some of their cultural conservative views. But until and unless you can make that case in a way that is convincing to a lot of these people, I don't think they are going to change.

  2. Daniel Murphy:

    Michael did this CrossFit regimen, which he called Body Armor during his five years as a Navy SEAL as a training program, and he would do it with a 20-pound armor vest. His normal time would run about 32 to 33 minutes, but his best overall time was 28 minutes and change.

  3. Italian Proverb:

    The best armor is to keep out of range.

  4. Phil Ryan:

    The officer is lucky he wasn't hit because I'm pretty sure his body armor would have been penetrated by that rifle round, he could go above the body armor, below the body armor, (or)... in the head.

  5. Patrick Henry:

    The great pillars of all government and of social life [are] virtue, morality, and religion. This is the armor, my friend, and this alone, that renders us invincible.

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