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Meaning of ARMAMENT

Pronunciation:  '├órmumunt

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

ARMAMENT is a 8 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: arming, equipping
 Antonyms: disarmament, disarming
 See Also: armory, armoury, arms, arsenal, artillery, broadside, gun, heavy weapon, implements of war, launcher, militarisation, militarization, mobilisation, mobilization, munition, munitions, ordnance, ordnance stores, outfitting, rearmament, rocket launcher, torpedo, weaponry, weapons system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar"ma*ment\, n. [L. armamenta, pl., utensils, esp. the
tackle of a ship, fr. armare to arm: cf. LL. armamentum, F.
1. A body of forces equipped for war; -- used of a land or
   naval force. ``The whole united armament of Greece.''

2. (Mil. & Nav.) All the cannon and small arms collectively,
   with their equipments, belonging to a ship or a

3. Any equipment for resistance.

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