What does weapon mean?

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ˈwɛp ənweapon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weapon, arm, weapon system(noun)

    any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

    "he was licensed to carry a weapon"

  2. weapon, artillery(noun)

    a means of persuading or arguing

    "he used all his conversational weapons"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weapon(noun)

    an instrument of offensive of defensive combat; something to fight with; anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying, defeating, or injuring an enemy, as a gun, a sword, etc

    Etymology: [OE. wepen, AS. wpen; akin to OS. wpan, OFries. wpin, wpen, D. wapen, G. waffe, OHG. waffan, wfan, Icel. vpn, Dan. vaaben, Sw. vapen, Goth. wpna, pl.; of uncertain origin. Cf. Wapentake.]

  2. Weapon(noun)

    fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends against another; as, argument was his only weapon

    Etymology: [OE. wepen, AS. wpen; akin to OS. wpan, OFries. wpin, wpen, D. wapen, G. waffe, OHG. waffan, wfan, Icel. vpn, Dan. vaaben, Sw. vapen, Goth. wpna, pl.; of uncertain origin. Cf. Wapentake.]

  3. Weapon(noun)

    a thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants are furnished

    Etymology: [OE. wepen, AS. wpen; akin to OS. wpan, OFries. wpin, wpen, D. wapen, G. waffe, OHG. waffan, wfan, Icel. vpn, Dan. vaaben, Sw. vapen, Goth. wpna, pl.; of uncertain origin. Cf. Wapentake.]

Freebase

  1. Weapon

    A weapon, arm, or armament is any device used in order to inflict damage or harm to living beings, structures, or systems. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime, law enforcement, self-defense, and warfare. In a broader context, weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary. While ordinary objects such as sticks, stones, cars, or pencils can be used as weapons, many are expressly designed for the purpose – ranging from simple implements such as clubs to swords and guns and on to complicated modern intercontinental ballistic missiles, biological and cyberweapons.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Weapon

    wep′un, n. any instrument or organ of offence or defence.—adjs. Weap′oned; Weap′onless, having no weapons.—n. Weap′on-salve, a salve supposed to cure a wound by being applied to the weapon that made it. [A.S. wǽpen; Goth. wepna, arms, Ger. waffen and wappen.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. weapon

    An instrument of offensive or defensive combat; something to fight with; anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying or annoying an enemy.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weapon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4557

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'weapon' in Nouns Frequency: #777

How to pronounce weapon?

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How to say weapon in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of weapon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of weapon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of weapon in a Sentence

  1. Paramedic Kenneth Phillips:

    We received a report from the first responder that officer Kerrick had been assaulted, i didn't ask him if he was assaulted with a fist or with a weapon or anything like that. I think that our attention was drawn to him just to make sure that he did not have a life-threatening emergency at the time.

  2. Robert Redfield:

    We're not powerless. We don't have to wait for a vaccine, although I think we're going to be successful sooner than many people think. We have the most powerful weapon in our hands right now, I mean it's an enormously powerful weapon. It's just a simple, flimsy mask, this virus can be defeated if people just wear a mask.

  3. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    Democracy is a constant tension between truth and half-truth and, in the arsenal of truth, there is no greater weapon than fact.

  4. Randal Taylor:

    I believe it is reasonable to believe that this gun is the individual's, it is a distinct-looking gun with an orange slide and an elongated grip. We are aware of photos showing the driver holding a similar distinctive weapon on social media sites.

  5. Gloria Steinem:

    Any woman who chooses to behave like a full human being should be warned that the armies of the status quo will treat her as something of a dirty joke. That's their natural and first weapon. She will need her sisterhood.

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