What does disarmament mean?

Definitions for disarmament
dɪsˈɑr mə məntdis·ar·ma·ment

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word disarmament.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disarming, disarmamentnoun

    act of reducing or depriving of arms

    "the disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete"


  1. disarmamentnoun

    The reduction or the abolition of the military forces and armaments of a nation, and of its capability to wage war


  1. disarmament

    Disarmament is the act or policy of reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons, especially military weapons, equipment, and systems. It expresses the aspiration for a safer world where conflict resolution does not involve violence or threat of violence. Disarmament can be applied at various levels from personal to global and can be voluntary or enforced by international treaties and agreements.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Disarmamentnoun

    the act of disarming

  2. Etymology: [Cf. F. dsarmement.]


  1. Disarmament

    Disarmament is the act of reducing, limiting, or abolishing weapons. Disarmament generally refers to a country's military or specific type of weaponry. Disarmament is often taken to mean total elimination of weapons of mass destruction, such as nuclear arms. General and Complete Disarmament refers to the removal of all weaponry, including conventional arms.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. disarmament

    The reduction of a military establishment to some level set by international agreement. See also arms control agreement.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. disarmament

    The act of disarming.

Matched Categories

How to pronounce disarmament?

How to say disarmament in sign language?


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of disarmament in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of disarmament in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of disarmament in a Sentence

  1. Bashar al-Assad:

    It's a great honour to be with President Putin, we have many things to discuss, including trade and including some disarmament.

  2. Bernard Baruch:

    If the history of the past fifty years teaches us anything, it is that peace does not follow disarmament -- disarmament follows peace.

  3. Emmanuel Macron:

    When I see President Trump announcing that he's quitting a major disarmament treaty which was formed after the 1980s euro-missile crisis that hit Europe, who is the main victim? Europe and its security.

  4. Crispus Kiyonga:

    The disarmament should be observed and assisted by the African Union military and human rights experts.

  5. Ivan Duque:

    Peace is something all Colombians yearn for, and peace means that we turn the page on the fractures that have divided us into friends and enemies of peace, today, we're all friends to build that peace and it must be a peace that above all allows the guerrilla base its demobilization, its disarmament and its effective reinsertion.

Popularity rank by frequency of use


Translations for disarmament

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for disarmament »


Find a translation for the disarmament definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"disarmament." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2024. Web. 19 Jul 2024. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/disarmament>.

Discuss these disarmament definitions with the community:


    Are we missing a good definition for disarmament? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of


    Credit »

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Browse Definitions.net


    Are you a words master?

    of all varieties or forms or kinds
    A ravening
    B eloquent
    C omnifarious
    D elusive

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for disarmament: