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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a collection of resources; "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer" [syn: armory, armoury, inventory]
2: all the weapons and equipment that a country has [syn: arsenal, armory, armoury]
3: a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms [syn: arsenal, armory, armoury]
4: a place where arms are manufactured [syn: armory, armoury, arsenal]

Merriam Webster's

chiefly British variant of armory

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (US armory) (pl. -ies) 1 a place where arms are kept; an arsenal. 2 an array of weapons, defensive resources, usable material, etc. 3 US a place where arms are manufactured. Etymology: ME f. OF armoirie, armoierie f. armoier to blazon f. arme ARM(2): assim. to ARMOUR

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(armouries) Note: in AM, use 'armory' 1. A country's armoury is all the weapons and military equipment that it has. Nuclear weapons will play a less prominent part in NATO's armoury in the future... N-COUNT: usu supp N 2. An armoury is a place where weapons, bombs, and other military equipment are stored. = arsenal N-COUNT 3. In the United States, an armoury is a building used by the National Guard or Army Reserve for meetings and training. N-COUNT 4. An armoury is a factory where weapons are made. (AM) N-COUNT 5. You can refer to a large number of things which someone has available for a particular purpose as their armoury. (BRIT) The strongest weapon in the government's armoury is the price cuts announced on Saturday... = arsenal N-COUNT: usu sing, with supp

Easton's Bible Dictionary

the place in which armour was deposited when not used (Neh. 3:19; Jer. 50:25). At first each man of the Hebrews had his own arms, because all went to war. There were no arsenals or magazines for arms till the time of David, who had a large collection of arms, which he consecrated to the Lord in his tabernacle (1 Sa,. 21:9; 2 Sam. 8:7-12; 1 Chr. 26:26, 27).

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