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Meaning of ARMORY

Pronunciation:  '├órmuree

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a place where arms are manufactured
  2. [n]  a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
  3. [n]  all the weapons and equipment that a country has
  4. [n]  a collection of resources; "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"

ARMORY is a 6 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: armoury, armoury, arsenal, inventory
 See Also: armament, foundry, imagination, metalworks, military installation, resource, resourcefulness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ar"mo*ry\, n.; pl. {Armories}. [OF. armaire, armarie, F.
armoire, fr. L. armarium place for keeping arms; but confused
with F. armoiries. See {Armorial}, {Ambry}.]
1. A place where arms and instruments of war are deposited
   for safe keeping.

2. Armor; defensive and offensive arms.

         Celestial armory, shields, helms, and spears.

3. A manufactory of arms, as rifles, muskets, pistols,
   bayonets, swords. [U.S.]

4. Ensigns armorial; armorial bearings. --Spenser.

5. That branch of heraldry which treats of coat armor.

         The science of heraldry, or, more justly speaking,
         armory, which is but one branch of heraldry, is,
         without doubt, of very ancient origin. --Cussans.

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