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Meaning of WEAPON

Pronunciation:  'wepun

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  instrument used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
  2. [n]  a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his conversational weapons"

WEAPON is a 6 letter word that starts with W.


 Synonyms: arm, artillery, weapon system
 See Also: arms, blade, bow, bow and arrow, brand, brass knuckles, brass knucks, fire ship, flamethrower, Greek fire, gun, hatchet, implements of war, instrument, knife, knuckle duster, knuckles, knucks, lance, missile, munition, nuclear weapon, persuasion, pike, projectile, shaft, spear, steel, suasion, sword, tomahawk, weaponry, weapons system



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Weap"on\ (?; 277), n. [OE. wepen, AS. w?pen; akin to OS.
w?pan, OFries. w?pin, w?pen, D. wapen, G. waffe, OHG. waffan,
w[=a]fan, Icel. v[=a]pn, Dan. vaaben, Sw. vapen, Goth. w?pna,
pl.; of uncertain origin. Cf. {Wapentake}.]
1. An instrument of offensive of defensive combat; something
   to fight with; anything used, or designed to be used, in
   destroying, defeating, or injuring an enemy, as a gun, a
   sword, etc.

         The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. --2 Cor.
                                               x. 4.

         They, astonished, all resistance lost, All courage;
         down their idle weapons dropped.      --Milton.

2. Fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends
   against another; as, argument was his only weapon.
   ``Woman's weapons, water drops.'' --Shak.

3. (Bot.) A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants
   are furnished.

{Concealed weapons}. See under {Concealed}.

{Weapon salve}, a salve which was supposed to cure a wound by
   being applied to the weapon that made it. [Obs.] --Boyle.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing or hold a weapon in your dream indicates a need to defend and protect yourself emotionally and/or physically. You are experiencing some conflict in your waking life. Alternatively, it suggests a fear of sexuality.