Definition of "weapon" []

  • An instrument of attack or defense in combat, as a gun, missile, or sword. (noun)
  • Zoology A part or organ, such as a claw or stinger, used by an animal in attack or defense. (noun)
  • A means used to defend against or defeat another: Logic was her weapon. (noun)
  • To supply with weapons or a weapon; arm. (verb-transitive)
  • An object or instrument used in fighting (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Anything that serves to outwit or get the better of an opponent (noun)
  • Any part of an animal that is used to defend itself, to attack prey, etc, such as claws, teeth, horns, or a sting (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "weapon" in a sentence
  • "Their main weapon is not the bombs and dead bodies – it is the FEAR."
  • "Our main weapon is ARDA, which is a joint Federal and Provincial programme."
  • "Alot of times the term weapon is used by people with a military or law enforcement background."