Webster 1913 Edition
Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished with the means of security or protection.“And armed host.”
Furnished with whatever serves to add strength, force, or efficiency.
A distemper eminently
Having horns, beak, talons, etc; – said of beasts and birds of prey.
Webster 1828 Edition
1.Furnished with weapons of offense or defense; furnished with the means of security; fortified, in a moral sense.
2.In heraldry, armed is when the beaks, talons, horns, or teeth of beasts and birds of prey are of a different color from the rest of the body.
3.Capped and cased as the load stone; that is set in iron.
An armed ship is one which is taken into the service of government for a particular occasion, and armed like a ship of war.