arsenal

An arsenal is a storehouse for weapons. It wouldn't be wise to let your enemies get a hold of the keys to your arsenal.

Not just a place to store weapons, an arsenal can be a place to make weapons or it can mean the collection of weapons themselves: "The air force had just added two top-secret fighter planes to its arsenal." In a more general sense, the word can be a collection of anything used as a weapon, not just military weapons: "She had a whole arsenal of witty comebacks for the lame pickup-lines guys tried out on her."

DEFINITIONS OF: arsenal

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n all the weapons and equipment that a country has

Synonyms:
armory, armoury
Type of:
armament
weaponry used by military or naval force

n a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms

Synonyms:
armory, armoury
Type of:
military installation
any facility servicing military forces

n a place where arms are manufactured

Synonyms:
armory, armoury
Type of:
foundry, metalworks
factory where metal castings are produced
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