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ar·ma·ment

 (är′mə-mənt)
n.
1. The weapons and supplies of war with which a military unit is equipped.
2. often armaments All the military forces and war equipment of a country.
3. A military force equipped for war.
4. The process of arming for war.

[Latin armāmenta, tools, from arma, arms; see arm2.]

ar′ma·men′tar·y (-mĕn′tə-rē, -mĕn′trē) adj.

armament

(ˈɑːməmənt)
n
1. (Military) (often plural) the weapon equipment of a military vehicle, ship, or aircraft
2. (Military) a military force raised and armed ready for war
3. (Military) preparation for war involving the production of equipment and arms
[C17: from Latin armāmenta utensils, from armāre to equip]

ar•ma•ment

(ˈɑr mə mənt)

n.
1. the arms with which a military unit is supplied.
2. a land, sea, or air force equipped for war.
4. Usu., armaments. military strength collectively.
5. the process of arming for war.
[1690–1700; < Latin armāmenta fittings]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armament - weaponry used by military or naval forcearmament - weaponry used by military or naval force
arsenal, armory, armoury - all the weapons and equipment that a country has
artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance, gun - large but transportable armament
broadside - all of the armament that is fired from one side of a warship
launcher, rocket launcher - armament in the form of a device capable of launching a rocket
ordnance, ordnance store, munition - military supplies
torpedo - armament consisting of a long cylindrical self-propelled underwater projectile that detonates on contact with a target
arms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system - weapons considered collectively
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
2.armament - the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for wararmament - the act of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
militarisation, militarization, mobilization, mobilisation - act of assembling and putting into readiness for war or other emergency: "mobilization of the troops"
outfitting - the act of renovating and fitting out a ship
rearmament - the act of arming again; "he opposed the rearmament of Japan after World War II"
disarmament, disarming - act of reducing or depriving of arms; "the disarmament of the aggressor nations must be complete"
Translations
تَسَلُّح، عِتاد حَرب
výzbroj
bevæbningudrustning
fegyverzet
hergögn
ginkluotė
bruņojums
výzbroj
savaş malzemesi

armament

[ˈɑːməmənt]
A. Narmamento m
armaments (= weapons) → armamento msing
B. CPD the armaments industry Nla industria de armamento, la industria armamentista or armamentística

armament

[ˈɑːrməmənt]
n
[aircraft, military vehicle] → armement m
[country] → armement m
armaments npl (= weapons) → armements mpl

armament

n
armaments pl (= weapons)Ausrüstung f
(= preparation)Aufrüstung f no pl; much of the national budget is devoted to armamentein großer Teil des Staatshaushalts geht in die Rüstung

armament

(ˈaːməmənt) noun
(usually in plural) equipment for war, eg the guns etc of a ship, tank etc.
References in classic literature ?
He, seeing this grotesque figure clad in armour that did not match any more than his saddle, bridle, lance, buckler, or corselet, was not at all indisposed to join the damsels in their manifestations of amusement; but, in truth, standing in awe of such a complicated armament, he thought it best to speak him fairly, so he said, "Senor Caballero, if your worship wants lodging, bating the bed (for there is not one in the inn) there is plenty of everything else here.
He uncoiled his grass rope--it was the latest addition to his armament, yet he was proficient with it.
I must confess the sight of all this armament, all this preparation, greatly excited me.
The sight of these presents mollified the chieftain, who had, doubtless, been previously rendered considerate by the resolute conduct of the white men, the judicious disposition of their little armament, the completeness of their equipments, and the compact array of battle which they presented.
At Nazareth we camped in an olive grove near the Virgin Mary's fountain, and that wonderful Arab "guard" came to collect some bucksheesh for his "services" in following us from Tiberias and warding off invisible dangers with the terrors of his armament.
This was our total armament, and doubtless the reader will observe that the weapons of each class were of the same make and calibre, so that the cartridges were interchangeable, a very important point.
The combined navies of Dusar, Ptarth and Kaol had been intercepted in their advance toward Helium by the mighty Heliumitic navy--the most formidable upon Barsoom, not alone in numbers and armament, but in the training and courage of its officers and warriors, and the zitidaric proportions of many of its monster battleships.
The dangers, however, were greatly reduced through the medium of my armament.
He did not think of her as Lady Jane Greystoke, but rather as the she he had won by the might of his steel thews, and that he must hold and protect by virtue of the same offensive armament.
Jimmy Hollis went over his armament and ammunition to see that nothing had been omitted.
I tell you they've got armament there which will make our friends tear their hair' shells that burst in the air, mind, too, which you needn't mind letting
Keeping the trees between them and me, I ran back a short distance until I found a clump of underbrush that would effectually conceal me, for I wished to discover the strength of the party and its armament before attempting to parley with it.