armoury


armoury
[[t]ɑ͟ː(r)məri[/t]]
armouries
1) N-COUNT: usu supp N A country's armoury is all the weapons and military equipment that it has.

Nuclear weapons will play a less prominent part in NATO's armoury in the future...

Delegates signed a treaty to reduce the armouries of conventional weapons in Europe.

2) N-COUNT An armoury is a place where weapons, bombs, and other military equipment are stored.
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3) N-COUNT In the United States, an armoury is a building used by the National Guard or Army Reserve for meetings and training.
4) N-COUNT An armoury is a factory where weapons are made. [AM]
5) N-COUNT: usu sing, with supp You can refer to a large number of things which someone has available for a particular purpose as their armoury. [BRIT]

The strongest weapon in the government's armoury is the price cuts announced on Saturday...

Modern medicine has a large armoury of drugs for the treatment of mental illness.

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  • armoury — n. 1. a collection of resources. Syn: armory, inventory. [WordNet 1.5] 2. all the weapons and equipment that a country has. Syn: arsenal, armory. [WordNet 1.5] 3. a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • armoury — (n.) British English spelling of ARMORY (Cf. armory) (q.v.); for suffix, see OR (Cf. or) …   Etymology dictionary

  • armoury — (US armory) ► NOUN (pl. armouries) 1) a store or supply of arms. 2) a set of resources available for a particular purpose …   English terms dictionary

  • armoury — UK [ˈɑː(r)mərɪ] / US [ˈɑrmərɪ] noun [countable] Word forms armoury : singular armoury plural armouries 1) a) a building where weapons are kept b) the amount or types of weapons that a country has proposals to reduce our nuclear armoury 2)… …   English dictionary

  • armoury — ar|mour|y BrE armory AmE [ˈa:məri US ˈa:r ] n plural armouries 1.) a place where weapons are stored 2.) all the skills, information etc someone has available to achieve something ▪ Interest rates have become powerful weapons in the government s… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • armoury — chiefly British variant of armory …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • armoury — noun a) A place where arms are kept, an arsenal. b) A collection of weapons and materiel …   Wiktionary

  • Armoury —    The place in which armour was deposited when not used (Neh. 3:19; Jer. 50:25). At first each man of the Hebrews had his own arms, because all went to war. There were no arsenals or magazines for arms till the time of David, who had a large… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • armoury — ar|mour|y [ arməri ] the British spelling of armory …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • armoury — ar·mour·y || ɑːmÉ™rɪ n. place where arms are manufactured; place where arms are stored, arsenal …   English contemporary dictionary