Simple Definition of weapon
: something (such as a gun, knife, club, or bomb) that is used for fighting or attacking someone or for defending yourself when someone is attacking you
: something (such as a skill, idea, or tool) that is used to win a contest or achieve something
Full Definition of weapon
1 : something (as a club, knife, or gun) used to injure, defeat, or destroy
2 : a means of contending against another
Examples of weapon in a sentence
assault with a deadly weapon
The pitcher's slider is his most effective weapon.
a new weapon in the fight against cancer
The mayor's campaign unleashed its secret weapon.
Origin and Etymology of weapon
Middle English wepen, from Old English wǣpen; akin to Old High German wāffan weapon, Old Norse vāpn
First Known Use: before 12th century
Definition of weapon
Before 12th Century
First Known Use of weapon
before 12th century
WEAPON Defined for Kids
Definition of weapon for Students
: something (as a gun, knife, or club) to fight with
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