HyperDic: weapon

English > 2 senses of the word weapon:
NOUNartifactweapon, arm, weapon systemany instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
communicationweapon, artillerya means of persuading / persuading or arguing
weapon > pronunciation
Soundsweh'pahn
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English > weapon: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningAny instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting.
Example"he was licensed to carry a weapon"
Synonymsarm, weapon system
Part ofweaponry, arms, implements of war, weapons system, munitionweapons considered collectively
NarrowerGreek fireA mixture used by Byzantine Greeks that was often shot at adversaries
bowA weapon for shooting arrows, composed of a curved piece of resilient wood with a taut cord to propel the arrow
bow and arrowA weapon consisting of arrows and the bow to shoot them
brass knucks, knucks, brass knuckles, knuckles, knuckle dusterA small metal weapon
fire shipA weapon consisting of a ship carrying explosives that is set adrift to destroy enemy / enemy ships
flamethrowerA weapon that squirts ignited fuel for several yards
gunA weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
knifeA weapon with a handle and blade with a sharp point
light armA rifle or pistol
missileA rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives
pikeMedieval weapon consisting of a spearhead attached to a long pole or pikestaff
projectile, missileA weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
slasherA weapon (a sword or dagger) used for slashing / slashing
slingA simple weapon consisting of a looped strap in which a projectile is whirled and then released
spear, lance, shaftA long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
stun gun, stun batonA weapon designed to disable a victim temporarily by delivering a nonlethal high-voltage electric shock
sword, blade, brand, steelA cutting or thrusting weapon that has a long metal blade and a hilt with a hand guard
tomahawk, hatchetweapon consisting of a fighting ax
weapon of mass destruction, WMD, W.M.D.A weapon that kills or injures civilian as well as military personnel (nuclear and chemical and biological weapons)
BroaderinstrumentA device that requires skill for proper use
Spanisharma
Catalanarma
Verbsweaponizemake into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon
English > weapon: 2 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningA means of persuading / persuading or arguing.
Example"he used all his conversational weapons"
Synonymartillery
Broaderpersuasion, suasionThe act of persuading / persuading (or attempting to persuade / persuade)
Spanisharma, recurso
Catalanarma, recurs

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