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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
  1. noun
    all the weapons and equipment that a country has
    synonyms: armory, armoury
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    type of:
    armament
    weaponry used by military or naval force
  2. noun
    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
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    type of:
    military installation
    any facility servicing military forces
  3. noun
    a place where arms are manufactured
    synonyms: armory, armoury
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    type of:
    foundry, metalworks
    factory where metal castings are produced
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