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English noun: weapon

1. weapon (artifact) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting


SamplesHe was licensed to carry a weapon.


Synonymsarm, weapon system


Broader (hypernym)instrument


Narrower (hyponym)blade, bow, bow and arrow, brand, brass knuckles, brass knucks, fire ship, flamethrower, Greek fire, gun, hatchet, knife, knuckle duster, knuckles, knucks, lance, light arm, missile, missile, pike, projectile, shaft, slasher, sling, spear, steel, stun baton, stun gun, sword, tomahawk, W.M.D., weapon of mass destruction, WMD


Part meronymarms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system

2. weapon (communication) a means of persuading or arguing


SamplesHe used all his conversational weapons.


Synonymsartillery


Broader (hypernym)persuasion, suasion









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