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armory Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun a collection of resources
    armoury; inventory.
    • he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer
  2. noun all the weapons and equipment that a country has
    armoury; arsenal.
  3. noun a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
    armoury; arsenal.
  4. noun a place where arms are manufactured
    armoury; arsenal.

Ar"mo*ry noun
OF. armaire, armarie, F. armoire, fr. L. armarium place for keeping arms; but confused with F. armoiries. See Armorial, Ambry.
plural Armories
  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. Milton.
  3. A manufactory of arms, as rifles, muskets, pistols, bayonets, swords. U.S.
  4. Ensigns armorial; armorial bearings. Spensplw.
  5. That branch of hplwaldry 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.

Webster 1913

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