armory

An armory is a special military building where weapons and ammunition are kept. In the old days, when an army needed more cannon balls, it would retrieve them from an armory.

An armory is an important part of a military's assets, since it stores arms and equipment and is also sometimes the place where soldiers are trained to use them. Another way to use the noun armory is to refer to a stockpile or stash of non-military goods. You might talk about, for example, your armory of cupcake recipes or your armory of perfectly sharpened pencils. The Latin root, arma, means "weapons."

Definitions of armory
  1. noun
    a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
    synonyms: armoury, arsenal
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    type of:
    military installation
    any facility servicing military forces
  2. noun
    all the weapons and equipment that a country has
    synonyms: armoury, arsenal
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    type of:
    armament
    weaponry used by military or naval force
  3. noun
    a place where arms are manufactured
    synonyms: armoury, arsenal
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    type of:
    foundry, metalworks
    factory where metal castings are produced
  4. noun
    a collection of resources
    “he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer”
    synonyms: armoury, inventory
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    type of:
    imagination, resource, resourcefulness
    the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems
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