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ar·mor·y

 (är′mə-rē)
n. pl. ar·mor·ies
1.
a. A storehouse for arms; an arsenal.
b. A building for storing arms and military equipment, especially one serving as headquarters for military reserve personnel.
2. An arms factory.

armory

(ˈɑːmərɪ)
n, pl -mories
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) the US spelling of armoury
2. (Military) the US spelling of armoury
3. the US spelling of armoury

ar•mor•y

(ˈɑr mə ri)

n., pl. -mor•ies.
1. a storage place for weapons and other war equipment.
2. a building that is the headquarters and drill center of a National Guard unit.
3. an armorer's shop or other place where arms and armor are made.
4. the art of blazoning heraldic arms.
5. heraldry.
6. arms or armor collectively.
7. Archaic. heraldic bearings or arms.
[1300–50; < Middle French armoierie]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.armory - a collection of resourcesarmory - a collection of resources; "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"
resourcefulness, imagination, resource - the ability to deal resourcefully with unusual problems; "a man of resource"
2.armory - all the weapons and equipment that a country hasarmory - all the weapons and equipment that a country has
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
3.armory - a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of armsarmory - a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
military installation - any facility servicing military forces
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"
4.armory - a place where arms are manufacturedarmory - a place where arms are manufactured
foundry, metalworks - factory where metal castings are produced
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The whole armory of North- ern Law has no shield for you.
Sir Richard thanked him in a few earnest words, and asked him and all his men to visit the armory, before they departed.
Not out of my armory, for at Terracina I was plundered even of my hunting-knife.
And so her glances, her smiles, her toilette, an inexhaustible armory of weapons of offense.
I felt as if I were walking up and down in the Armory, in the Tower of London
On the evening of our arrival we were sitting in the Colonel's gun-room after dinner, Holmes stretched upon the sofa, while Hayter and I looked over his little armory of Eastern weapons.
When the King, with his gentlemen, entered the armory he was still smarting from the humiliation of De Montfort's reproaches, and as he laid aside his surcoat and plumed hat to take the foils with De Fulm his eyes alighted on the master of fence, Sir Jules de Vac, who was advancing with the King's foil and helmet.
The armory was a great room on the main floor of the palace, off the guard room.
For this fell purpose he had backed the astounded De Vac twice around the hall when, with a clever feint, and backward step, the master of fence drew the King into the position he wanted him, and with the suddenness of lightning, a little twist of his foil sent Henry's weapon clanging across the floor of the armory.
I should like to see the armory," he said; "but I really forget--let me see, it is at the end of the long gallery, isn't it?
Alleyne, from the window of the armory, looked down upon the strange scene--the circles of yellow flickering light, the lines of stern and bearded faces, the quick shimmer of arms, and the lean heads of the horses.
In her armory she had other arguments so strong that no answer could be made to them.