Armed robbery



a robbery in which the robber is armed with a dangerous weapon.

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    Overly well equipped or prepared, as in With her elaborate gown and makeup, she was armed to the teeth for her first New York appearance. The expression to the teeth meant “well equipped” in the 14th century, when knights often wore head-to-foot armor. The idiom, however, only gained currency in the mid-1800s, at first still […]

  • Armamentarium

    the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one’s duties: The stethoscope is still an essential part of the physician’s armamentarium. a fruitful source of devices or materials available or used for an undertaking: The new arts center is an armamentarium for creative activity. Historical Examples There is another reason […]



  • Armamentaria

    the aggregate of equipment, methods, and techniques available to one for carrying out one’s duties: The stethoscope is still an essential part of the physician’s armamentarium. a fruitful source of devices or materials available or used for an undertaking: The new arts center is an armamentarium for creative activity. noun (pl) -iums, -ia (-ɪə) the […]

  • Armenia

    an ancient country in W Asia: now divided between Armenia, Turkey, and Iran. Also called, Armenian Republic. a republic in Transcaucasia, S of Georgia and W of Azerbaijan. About 11,500 sq. mi. (29,800 sq. km). Capital: Yerevan. a city in W central Colombia. Contemporary Examples An additional three were arrested in Armenia and four in […]



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