Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary

Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of ARMING

Pronunciation:  'ârming

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war

ARMING is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: armament, equipping
 Antonyms: disarmament, disarming
 See Also: militarisation, militarization, mobilisation, mobilization, outfitting, rearmament



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Arm"ing\, n.
1. The act of furnishing with, or taking, arms.

         The arming was now universal.         --Macaulay.

2. (Naut.) 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. --Totten.

3. pl. (Naut.) Red dress cloths formerly hung fore and aft
   outside of a ship's upper works on holidays.

{Arming press} (Bookbinding), a press for stamping titles and
   designs on the covers of books.