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arsenal

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noun ar·se·nal \ˈärs-nəl, ˈär-sə-\

Simple Definition of arsenal

  • : a collection of weapons

  • : a place where weapons are made or stored

  • : a group of things or people that are available to be used

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of arsenal

  1. 1 a :  an establishment for the manufacture or storage of arms and military equipment b :  a collection of weapons

  2. 2 :  store, repertoire <the team's arsenal of veteran players>

Examples of arsenal in a sentence

  1. The city is home to a federal arsenal.

  2. Doctors have a broad arsenal of medicines to choose from.

  3. the team's arsenal of veteran players



Origin of arsenal

Italian arsenale, ultimately from Arabic dār ṣināʽa house of manufacture


First Known Use: 1555


ARSENAL Defined for Kids

arsenal

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noun ar·se·nal \ˈärs-nəl, ˈär-sə-\

Definition of arsenal for Students

  1. :  a place where military equipment is made and stored





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