Definitions for: Armory

[n] a place where arms are manufactured
[n] a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
[n] all the weapons and equipment that a country has
[n] a collection of resources; "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"

Webster (1913) Definition: Ar"mo*ry, n.; pl. Armories. [OF. armaire, armarie, F.
armoire, fr. L. armarium place for keeping arms; but confused
with F. armoiries. See Armorial, Ambry.]
1. A place where arms and instruments of war are deposited
for safe keeping.

2. Armor; defensive and offensive arms.

Celestial armory, shields, helms, and spears.

3. A manufactory of arms, as rifles, muskets, pistols,
bayonets, swords. [U.S.]

4. Ensigns armorial; armorial bearings. --Spenser.

5. That branch of heraldry which treats of coat armor.

The science of heraldry, or, more justly speaking,
armory, which is but one branch of heraldry, is,
without doubt, of very ancient origin. --Cussans.

Synonyms: armoury, armoury, arsenal, inventory

See Also: armament, foundry, imagination, metalworks, military installation, resource, resourcefulness

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