noun Etymology: French armement, from Latin armamenta (plural) utensils, military or naval equipment, from armare Date: 1699 1. a military or naval force 2. a. the aggregate of a nation's military strength b. weapons, arms 3. the process of preparing for war

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  • Armament — Ar ma*ment, n. [L. armamenta, pl., utensils, esp. the tackle of a ship, fr. armare to arm: cf. LL. armamentum, F. armement.] 1. A body of forces equipped for war; used of a land or naval force. The whole united armament of Greece. Glover. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • armament — index ammunition, bomb, gun Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • armament — (n.) c.1600, munitions of war (especially the great guns on board a man of war), also naval force equipped for war (1690s), from L. armamentum implement, from L. armare to arm, furnish with weapons from arma (see ARM (Cf. arm) (n.2)). Meaning… …   Etymology dictionary

  • armament — ► NOUN 1) (also armaments) military weapons and equipment. 2) the process of equipping military forces for war. ORIGIN Latin armamentum, from armare to arm …   English terms dictionary

  • armament — [är′mə mənt] n. [L armamentum, pl. armamenta, implements, ship s tackle < armare: see ARM2, vt.] 1. [often pl.] all the military forces and equipment of a nation 2. a large force for offense or defense 3. all the guns and other military… …   English World dictionary

  • armament — [[t]ɑ͟ː(r)məmənt[/t]] armaments 1) N PLURAL Armaments are weapons and military equipment belonging to an army or country. efforts to reduce nuclear and other armaments. ...the armaments industry. Syn: arms 2) N VAR Armament is used to… …   English dictionary

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