What does weapon mean?

Definitions for weapon
ˈwɛp ənweapon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weapon, arm, weapon systemnoun

    any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

    "he was licensed to carry a weapon"

  2. weapon, artillerynoun

    a means of persuading or arguing

    "he used all his conversational weapons"

Webster Dictionary

  1. Weaponnoun

    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. Weaponnoun

    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. Weaponnoun

    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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  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

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  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. Leslie Allen Merritt Jr.:

    All I have to say is I'm the wrong guy, my gun's been in the pawn shop for the last two months. I didn't even have access to a weapon.

  2. Bill Chickering:

    Anger is a very appropriate and necessary response to an injustice. But stand back now the truth, clearly spoken, is always your best weapon. Calmly spoken, it can burn a hole through the hardest heart.

  3. Donald Trump:

    The report is now in the hands of the American people, we're out of it. We have to stop using the criminal justice system as a political weapon.

  4. Haseba Nauzad:

    If a man can carry a weapon, a woman can do the same, the men are inspired to fight harder when they see women standing in the same battlefield as them.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Truth is the most elegant and wonderful thing in the world, until you use it as a weapon to deliberately hurt others. Be truthful at all times but never be brutal and venomous. Always be nice to people, no matter what others say or do. Cheers!

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