armour

英 ['ɑːmə] 美 ['ɑmɚ]
  • n. 盔甲;装甲;护面
  • n. (Armour)人名;(英、西、葡)阿穆尔
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armour: [13] Armour comes ultimately from Latin armātūra ‘armour, equipment’, a derivative of the verb armāre ‘arm’ (the direct English borrowing armature [15] originally meant ‘armour’ or ‘weapons’, but the ‘protective’ notion of armour led to its application in the 18th century to ‘metal covering the poles of a magnet’). In Old French armātūra became armeure, and subsequently armure, the form in which it was borrowed into English (the -our ending was artificially grafted on in the 14th century on the model of other Latin-based words such as colour and odour). Armoury is French in origin: Old French armoier ‘coat of arms’ was a derivative of arme ‘weapon’; this became armoirie, which was borrowed into English in the 15th century as armory, meaning ‘heraldry’, but also, owing to their formal similarity, came to be used with the same sense as armour – ‘protective metal suit’ or ‘weapons’.

This was what armoury meant when it came into English in the 14th century (and the sense survived long enough to be used by Wordsworth in a sonnet to ‘Liberty’ 1802: ‘In our halls is hung armoury of invincible knights of old’). The meaning ‘place for keeping weapons’ developed in the 16th century.

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armour
chiefly British English spelling of armor (q.v.); for suffix, see -or.
1. He has taken to travelling in an armour-plated car.
他喜欢上了坐装甲车。

来自柯林斯例句

2. a suit of armour
一副盔甲

来自《权威词典》

3. He wove a fascinating tale of knights in shining armour.
他编了一个穿着明亮盔甲的骑士的迷人故事.

来自《简明英汉词典》

4. Knights fought in armour.
骑士穿着盔甲打仗.

来自《简明英汉词典》

5. His body was encased in shining armour.
他全身披着明晃晃的甲胄.

来自《简明英汉词典》

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