Definitions for weapon
Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word weapon.
weapon, arm, weapon systemnoun
any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
"he was licensed to carry a weapon"
a means of persuading or arguing
"he used all his conversational weapons"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
Instrument of offence; something with which one is armed to hurt another.
Etymology: weapon , Saxon.
Down let fall his arm, and soft withdrew
His weapon huge, that heaved was on high,
For to have slain the man that on the ground did ly. Fa. Q.
The cry of Talbot serves me for a sword;
For I have loaden me with many spoils,
Using no other weapon but his name. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Take this weapon
Which I have here recover’d from the Moor. William Shakespeare, Othello.
Touch me with noble anger;
O let not womens weapons, water drops,
Stain my man’s cheeks. William Shakespeare, King Lear.
His foes, who came to bring him death,
Bring him a weapon that before had none. Daniel.
With his full force he whirl’d it first around,
Imperial Juno turn’d the course before;
And fix’d the wand’ring weapon in the door. John Dryden, Æn.
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
fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends against another; as, argument was his only weapon
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.]
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
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
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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Rank popularity for the word 'weapon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4557
Rank popularity for the word 'weapon' in Nouns Frequency: #777
The numerical value of weapon in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of weapon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
People who stage attacks do not use legally held weapons, they use black market ones, primarily from the Balkans, we have to meet a number of rules on storing weapons, safe boxes, every weapon is registered and police know exactly what we have at home.
(It) is the first time a national court has recognized and established state troops were responsible for subjecting women, the majority indigenous women in this case, to sexual slavery and exploitation and that sexual violence was used as a weapon of war, this ruling sets a very important example and precedent for criminal proceedings and convictions involving sexual violence in conflict that's not only relevant for Guatemala but other countries like Colombia in armed conflict.
There is nothing in the world more powerful than an idea. No weapon can destroy it; no power can conquer it except the power of another idea.
The JCPOA was blocking all their pathways to a nuclear weapons capability, but one year after President Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal, Iran began incrementally breaching its limits in order to increase its political leverage for future talks, iranians are closer to a nuclear weapon today than they were on the day President Trump was sworn into office.
Teenagers have been having fights, including fights involving knives, for eons. We do not need police to address these situationsby showing up to the scene and using a weapon against one of the teenagers. TUCKER CARLSON: JURY VERDICT IN DEREK CHAUVIN TRIAL A CRY OF 'PLEASE DON'T HURT US' Everyone should be frightened that the ruling [W]hite elite have done such a thoroughly successful job of not only disconnecting us from the means of basic self-sufficiency, but also convincing us we need armed [W]hite officers to manage our children and communities.
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- གོ་མཚོན, མཚོན་ཆTibetan Standard
- armaCatalan, Valencian
- arf, erfynWelsh
- wapenWestern Frisian
- armScottish Gaelic
- 武器, 兵器Japanese
- იარაღი, საჭურველიGeorgian
- គ្រឿងអាវុធ, អាវុធKhmer
- 武器, 무기Korean
- çek, sîlehKurdish
- ierocis, ieročiLatvian
- våpenNorwegian Nynorsk
- оружје, oružjeSerbo-Croatian
- silaha, vilahaSwahili
- yarak, silahTurkish
- 武器, 兵器, binh khí, vũ khíVietnamese
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