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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wep-uh n-ree]
    • /ˈwɛp ən ri/
    • /ˈwep.ən.ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wep-uh n-ree]
    • /ˈwɛp ən ri/

Definitions of weaponry word

  • noun weaponry weapons or weaponlike instruments collectively. 1
  • noun weaponry the invention and production of weapons. 1
  • noun weaponry Weapons regarded collectively. 1
  • noun weaponry arms, weapons 1
  • noun weaponry arsenal: collection of weapons 1
  • uncountable noun weaponry Weaponry is all the weapons that a group or country has or that are available to it. 0

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Origin of weaponry

First appearance:

before 1835
One of the 34% newest English words
First recorded in 1835-45; weapon + -ry

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Weaponry


weaponry popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 84% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

weaponry usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for weaponry

noun weaponry

  • arms — weapons collectively
  • armaments — Armaments are weapons and military equipment belonging to an army or country.
  • arsenal — An arsenal is a large collection of weapons and military equipment held by a country, group, or person.
  • weapon — any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war, as a sword, rifle, or cannon.
  • ordnance — cannon or artillery.

Antonyms for weaponry

noun weaponry

  • harm — a U.S. air-to-surface missile designed to detect and destroy radar sites by homing on their emissions.
  • hurt — to cause bodily injury to; injure: He was badly hurt in the accident.
  • injury — harm or damage that is done or sustained: to escape without injury.
  • betrayal — A betrayal is an action which betrays someone or something, or the fact of being betrayed.
  • capitulation — the act of capitulating

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