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armed

  
1       adj   Someone who is armed is carrying a weapon, usually a gun.  
City police said the man was armed with a revolver., ...a barbed-wire fence patrolled by armed guards..., The rebels are well organised, disciplined and very well armed.     
2       adj   An armed attack or conflict involves people fighting with guns or carrying weapons.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: unarmed)    They had been found guilty of armed robbery.     
3   
    arm  
    -armed  


-armed  
1       comb in adj   -armed is used with adjectives to indicate what kind of arms someone has.  
...plump-armed women in cotton dresses.     
2       comb in adj   -armed is used with adjectives such as `nuclear' and nouns such as `missile' to form adjectives that indicate what kind of weapons an army or person has.  
...nuclear-armed navy vessels.     
3   
    armed  
armed forces     
The armed forces or the armed services of a country are its military forces, usually the army, navy, marines, and air force.      n-plural  
one-armed bandit        ( one-armed bandits    plural  ) A one-armed bandit is the same as a fruit machine.      n-count  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
adj.
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider

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