Definition of Arsenal

1. Noun. All the weapons and equipment that a country has.

Exact synonyms: Armory, Armoury
Generic synonyms: Armament

2. Noun. A military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms.
Exact synonyms: Armory, Armoury
Generic synonyms: Military Installation
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine

3. Noun. A place where arms are manufactured.
Exact synonyms: Armory, Armoury
Generic synonyms: Foundry, Metalworks

Definition of Arsenal

1. n. A public establishment for the storage, or for the manufacture and storage, of arms and all military equipments, whether for land or naval service.

Definition of Arsenal

1. Proper noun. The Arsenal F.C. football club ¹

2. Noun. A military establishment for the storing, development, manufacturing, testing, or repairing of arms, ammunition, and other war materiel; an armoury. ¹

3. Noun. A stock of weapons, especially all the weapons that a nation possesses. ¹

4. Noun. A store or supply of anything. ¹

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Definition of Arsenal

1. a collection or supply of weapons [n -S]

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Literary usage of Arsenal

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1. Guide to U.S. Army Museums by R. Cody Phillips (1997)
"Background: Rock Island arsenal is an active US Army factory, which manufactures ordnance and equipment for the armed forces. The site itself, an island in ..."

2. United States Statutes at Large: Containing the Laws and Concurrent by United States (1869)
"For arsenal and armory at Rock Island, Illinois, three hundred and ... For Baton Rouge arsenal, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seven thousand five hundred dollars. ..."

3. A History of Missouri by Eugene Morrow Violette (1918)
"Capture of the Liberty arsenal 2. Plans to Capture the St. Louis arsenal There were at that time two United States Government arsenals in Missouri, ..."

4. The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year edited by Jared Sparks, Johann Schobert, Francis Bowen, George Partridge Sanger (1860)
"arsenal:. There is a national armory at Springfield, Mass., James S. Whitney, ... The Bellona arsenal is not used at present. An Ordnance Sergeant is at ..."

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