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3 definitions found
 for weapon
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Weapon \Weap"on\ (w[e^]p"[u^]n; 277), n. [OE. wepen, AS.
     w[=ae]pen; akin to OS. w[=a]pan, OFries. w[=e]pin, w[=e]pen,
     D. wapen, G. waffe, OHG. waffan, w[=a]fan, Icel. v[=a]pn,
     Dan. vaaben, Sw. vapen, Goth. w[=e]pna, pl.; of uncertain
     origin. Cf. Wapentake.]
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     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.
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              The weapons of our warfare are not carnal. --2 Cor.
                                                    x. 4.
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              They, astonished, all resistance lost,
              All courage; down their idle weapons dropped.
                                                    --Milton.
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     2. Fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends
        against another; as, argument was his only weapon.
        "Woman's weapons, water drops." --Shak.
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     3. (Bot.) A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants
        are furnished.
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     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.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  weapon
      n 1: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or
           hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon" [syn:
           weapon, arm, weapon system]
      2: a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his
         conversational weapons" [syn: weapon, artillery]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  23 Moby Thesaurus words for "weapon":
     A-weapons, armament, arms, biological weapons,
     conventional weapons, cutting edge, deadly weapons, edge,
     edge tool, featheredge, instruments of destruction, knife-edge,
     missilery, munitions, musketry, nuclear weapons, ordnance,
     razor-edge, side arms, small arms, thermonuclear weapons, weaponry,
     weapons
  
  

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