Definition of Armament

1. Noun. Weaponry used by military or naval force.




2. Noun. The act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war.
Exact synonyms: Arming, Equipping
Generic synonyms: Militarisation, Militarization, Mobilisation, Mobilization
Specialized synonyms: Outfitting, Rearmament
Derivative terms: Arm, Equip
Antonyms: Disarmament, Disarming

Definition of Armament

1. n. A body of forces equipped for war; -- used of a land or naval force.

Definition of Armament

1. Noun. A body of forces equipped for war. ¹

2. Noun. (military naval) All the cannon and small arms collectively, with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a fortification. ¹

3. Noun. Any equipment for resistance. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Armament

1. a military force equipped for war [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Armament

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arm the lead
arm to the teeth
arm twisting
arm twistings
arm up
arm wrestling
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armadillo
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armageddons
armagnacs
armalcolite
armament (current term)
armamentaria
armamentaries
armamentarium
armamentariums
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armangite
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armatureless
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armband

Literary usage of Armament

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1. The History of Greece by William Mitford (1823)
"Dissatisfaction of the Peloponnesian armament with, its General. ... decreed by the Athenian armament: Alcibiades elected General by the armament. ..."

2. Proceedings of the United States Naval Institute by United States Naval Institute (1900)
"It is drawn up by the Bureau of Ordnance, and the amount of weight apportioned to armament is based upon the design of the Maine, in which the weight of ..."

3. A History of Greece: From the Earliest Period to the Close of the Generation by George Grote (1862)
"SICILIAN AFFAIRS AFTER THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ATHENIAN armament BEFORE SYRACUSE. ... If the destruction of the great Athenian armament (in September 413 BC) ..."

4. The Relations of the United States and Spain: The Spanish-American War by French Ensor Chadwick (1911)
"("None of the armament of this fort is of any value whatever. ... armament.—Two 15-cm. (5.9-inch) Ordonez. These guns could be trained only to NW J W. LA ..."

5. American Diplomacy in the Orient by John Watson Foster (1903)
"The vessels engaged in this trade carried quite a formidable armament of ... He says: " Our ship was pierced for thirty-six guns, but our armament was ..."

6. A Complete History of Connecticut, Civil and Ecclesiastical, from the by Benjamin Trumbull (1818)
"... armament. Alarm in New- England. His total failure. Supplies furnished by Connecticut during the war. The general effects of it on the colonies. ..."

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