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ARMAMENT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does armament mean? 

ARMAMENT (noun)
  The noun ARMAMENT has 2 senses:

1. weaponry used by military or naval force
2. the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war

  Familiarity information: ARMAMENT used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ARMAMENT (noun)


Sense 1armament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Weaponry used by military or naval force

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Hypernyms ("armament" is a kind of...):

arms; implements of war; munition; weaponry; weapons system (weapons considered collectively)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "armament"):

armory; armoury; arsenal (all the weapons and equipment that a country has)

artillery; gun; heavy weapon; ordnance (large but transportable armament)

broadside (all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship)

launcher; rocket launcher (armament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocket)

munition; ordnance; ordnance store (military supplies)

torpedo (armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target)


Sense 2armament [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

arming; equipping; armament

Hypernyms ("armament" is a kind of...):

militarisation; militarization; mobilisation; mobilization (act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency:)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "armament"):

outfitting (the act of renovating and fitting out a ship)

rearmament (the act of arming again)

Antonym:

disarmament (act of reducing or depriving of arms)


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