Definitions

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

  • noun A storehouse for arms; an arsenal.
  • noun A building for storing arms and military equipment, especially one serving as headquarters for military reserve personnel.
  • noun An arms factory.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Arms or armor collectively; a collection of arms or armor.
  • noun A place where arms and instruments of war are kept.
  • noun A place where arms and armor are made; an armorer's shop; an arsenal.
  • noun The craft of an armorer.
  • noun A cupboard; an ambry.
  • noun The science of blazoning arms; the knowledge of coatarmor; heraldry.
  • noun An armorial ensign; a crest or heraldic emblem; arms.
  • noun Ensigns of war; colors.

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

  • noun A place where arms and instruments of war are deposited for safe keeping.
  • noun Armor; defensive and offensive arms.
  • noun U.S. A manufactory of arms, as rifles, muskets, pistols, bayonets, swords.
  • noun Ensigns armorial; armorial bearings.
  • noun That branch of heraldry which treats of coat armor.

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

  • noun US spelling of armoury.

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

  • noun a place where arms are manufactured
  • noun a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
  • noun all the weapons and equipment that a country has
  • noun a collection of resources

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Examples

  • Red letters on the wall spelled out the word armory, and a line of officers queued for weapons.

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  • Interesting irony: the new armory is in the very large, luxurious compound of a deceased drug lord.

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  • I find it amusing and ironic that the armory is located on Sinaloa street since Sinaloa is the name of one of the waring drug gangs.

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  • As the Army National Guard around the nation evolves into a 21st-century fighting force, units are ditching many of their older buildings - and the name armory - for more modern digs dubbed "readiness centers."

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  • As the Army National Guard here and in other states continues to evolve into a 21st-century fighting force, units are ditching many of their older buildings - and the name armory - for more modern digs dubbed "readiness centers."

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  • As the Army National Guard here and in other states continues to evolve into a 21st-century fighting force, units are ditching many of their older buildings _ and the name armory _ for more modern digs dubbed "readiness centers."

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  • As the Army National Guard here and in other states continues to evolve into a 21st-century fighting force, units are ditching many of their older buildings -- and the name armory -- for more modern digs dubbed "readiness centers."

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  • They fight a battle with a mage and several guards, they kill the mage but are forced to flee… right into the armory, which is guarded by several giants.

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  • Well, here they have to go to the armory, which is about two miles away, and then get onto the metro to bring them here to Freedom Plaza, which is starting to fill up now.

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  • The one firearm in my armory is a Remington Model 33, bolt-action single shot .22.

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  • Also spelled armoury (Brit.).

    August 24, 2008