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weapon

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noun weap·on \ˈwe-pən\

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. 1 :  something (as a club, knife, or gun) used to injure, defeat, or destroy

  2. 2 :  a means of contending against another

Examples of weapon

  1. assault with a deadly weapon

  2. The pitcher's slider is his most effective weapon.

  3. a new weapon in the fight against cancer

  4. The mayor's campaign unleashed its secret weapon.



Origin 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

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weapon

verb weap·on

Definition of weapon

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  arm



Before 12th Century

First Known Use of weapon

before 12th century




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