What does armory mean?

Definitions for armory
ˈɑr mə riar·mo·ry

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. armory, armoury, inventorynoun

    a collection of resources

    "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"

  2. arsenal, armory, armourynoun

    all the weapons and equipment that a country has

  3. arsenal, armory, armourynoun

    a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms

  4. armory, armoury, arsenalnoun

    a place where arms are manufactured


  1. armorynoun


  2. armorynoun

    A place where arms are kept, an arsenal.

  3. armorynoun

    A collection of weapons and materiel.

  4. armorynoun

    A place where arms are made.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Armorynoun

    Etymology: from armour.

    The sword
    Of Michael, from the armory of God,
    Was giv’n him temper’d so, that neither keen,
    Nor solid, might resist that edge. John Milton, Par. Lost, b. vi.

    With plain heroick magnitude of mind,
    And celestial vigour arm’d,
    Their armories and magazines contemns. Sampson Agonist.

    Let a man consider these virtues, with the contrary sins, and then, as out of a full armory, or magazine, let him furnish his conscience with texts of scripture. South.

    Nigh at hand
    Celestial armory, shields, helm, and spears,
    Hung high, with diamond flaming, and with gold. Par. Lost.

    Well worthy be you of that armory,
    Wherein you have great glory won this day. Fairy Queen.


  1. armory

    Armory refers to a supply or collection of arms, weapons, or military equipment. It can also refer to a place where arms and military equipment are stored, made, or repaired. Additionally, it can be used to describe the branch of military science dealing with the procurement, maintenance, and storage of weapons.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Armorynoun

    a place where arms and instruments of war are deposited for safe keeping

  2. Armorynoun

    armor; defensive and offensive arms

  3. Armorynoun

    a manufactory of arms, as rifles, muskets, pistols, bayonets, swords

  4. Armorynoun

    ensigns armorial; armorial bearings

  5. Armorynoun

    that branch of heraldry which treats of coat armor

  6. Etymology: [OF. armaire, armarie, F. armoire, fr. L. armarium place for keeping arms; but confused with F. armoiries. See Armorial, Ambry.]


  1. Armory

    An armory or armoury is a place where arms and ammunition are made, maintained and repaired, stored, issued to authorized users, or any combination of those. Over the centuries, this has included every variant of such a place, whether privately or publicly owned. Armories and arsenals are both places where arms or ammunition may be made, maintained and repaired, stored, or issued. The usage differences between the names is mainly a matter of historical linguistic development. It is a common principle in natural language that synonyms have subtle connotative boundaries. Today an armory is typically a military depot used for the storage of weapons and ammunition. The term may also apply to an area within a building used for the storage of weapons. In a typical armory, ammunition is stored separately from weapons to minimize the potential for misuse, theft, and safety breaches. Very sensitive alarm systems are also extensively used. Sub-armory is a term for a temporary storage of weapons and ammunition. A sub-armory could be operational with an officer on duty or un-operational with officers utilizing the area as duty dictates. A sub-armory could also be any temporary Post where an officer might be armed and on duty but could also be relieved of that duty and of their weapons and ammunition.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. armory

    A manufactory, or place of deposit for arms. See Arsenal.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of armory in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of armory in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of armory in a Sentence

  1. Pam Gottsacker:

    I think everyone loves the Armory, but it will probably be demolished because it just isn't worth it.

  2. Samuel Taylor Coleridge:

    Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.

  3. Rohitha Fernando:

    None of the trucks has entered the camp as it's not safe to go inside. We have not handled this magnitude of armory fire.

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