armament

noun ar·ma·ment \ ˈär-mə-mənt also ˈärm-mənt \

Definition of armament

1 :a military or naval force
2 a :the aggregate of a nation's military strength
3 :the process of preparing for war

Examples of armament in a Sentence

  1. The country's armament will take years.

  2. a small nation that is determined to have adequate armaments

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Origin and Etymology of armament

French armement, from Latin armamenta (plural) utensils, military or naval equipment, from armare


ARMAMENT Defined for English Language Learners

armament

noun

Definition of armament for English Language Learners

  • : the process of preparing for war by producing and obtaining weapons

  • armaments : military weapons that are used to fight a war


ARMAMENT Defined for Kids

armament

noun ar·ma·ment \ ˈär-mə-mənt \

Definition of armament for Students

1 :the military strength and equipment of a nation
2 :the supply of materials for war
3 :the process of preparing for war
  • the country's long armament

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