Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The weapons and supplies of war with which a military unit is equipped.
  • noun All the military forces and war equipment of a country.
  • noun A military force equipped for war.
  • noun The process of arming for war.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A body of forees equipped for war: used of a land or naval force.
  • noun Munitions of war; especially, the number and weight of all the guns which a ship of war carries.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A body of forces equipped for war; -- used of a land or naval force.
  • noun (Mil. & Nav.) All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification.
  • noun Any equipment for resistance.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A body of forces equipped for war.
  • noun military, naval All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification.
  • noun Any equipment for resistance.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
  • noun weaponry used by military or naval force

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin armāmenta, tools, from arma, arms; see arm.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin armamenta, from armare ("to arm").

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