Armor vs Durability - What's the difference?

armor | durability |


As nouns the difference between armor and durability

is that armor is (uncountable) a protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces while durability is permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force.

As a verb armor

is to equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

armor

English

Alternative forms

* armour

Noun

(wikipedia) (qualifier)
  • (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
  • (uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
  • (uncountable) Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
  • (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
  • (military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
  • (hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.
  • Synonyms

    * (body armour) body armour, body armor, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armour, suit of armor * (animal) horn, carapace, chitin * (metal plate) armour plate, armor plate * (military) mechanized, cavalry

    Derived terms

    * * composite armour * armour-plated * armour plating * armoury * spaced armour * stand-off armour * suit of armour * reactive armour * explosive reactive armour

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
  • To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
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    durability

    English

    Noun

    (durabilities)
  • Permanence by virtue of the power to resist stress or force.