American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An instrument of attack or defense in combat, as a gun, missile, or sword.
- n. Zoology A part or organ, such as a claw or stinger, used by an animal in attack or defense.
- n. A means used to defend against or defeat another: Logic was her weapon.
- v. To supply with weapons or a weapon; arm.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any instrument of offense; anything used, or designed to be used, in attacking an enemy, as a sword, a dagger, a club, a rifle, or a cannon.
- n. Any object, particular, or instrumentality that may be of service in a contest or struggle, or in resisting adverse circumstances, whether for offense or defense; anything that may figuratively be classed among arms.
- n. In zoology, any part or organ of the body which is or may be used as a means of attack or defense, as horns, hoofs, claws, spurs, stings, spines, teeth, electric organs, etc.; an arm or armature. Synonyms See
- To arm with weapons.
- n. An instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, e.g. most guns, missiles, or swords.
- n. An instrument or other means of harming or exerting control over another.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. 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.
- n. Fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends against another.
- n. (Bot.) A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants are furnished.
- n. a means of persuading or arguing
- n. any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
- From Middle English wepen, from Old English wǣpen ("weapon, sword, arms, penis"), from Proto-Germanic *wēpnan (“weapon”), of unknown origin, possibly from Proto-Indo-European *wēbnom. Cognate with Scots wapyn, wappen ("weapon"), West Frisian wapen ("weapon"), Dutch wapen ("weapon"), Low German wapen ("weapon"), German Waffe ("weapon"), Swedish vapen ("weapon"), Icelandic vopn ("weapon"). (Wiktionary)
- Middle English wepen, from Old English wǣpen. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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