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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)

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.

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."