arsenal


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ar·se·nal

 (är′sə-nəl)
n.
1. A governmental establishment for the storing, development, manufacturing, testing, or repairing of arms, ammunition, and other war materiel.
2. A stock of weapons.
3. A store or supply: an arsenal of retorts.

[Italian arsenale, from obsolete arzanale, darsena, from Arabic aṣ-ṣinā'a, manufacture, industry, and dār aṣ-ṣinā'a, place of manufacture : dār, house (from dāra, to turn, revolve; see dwr in Semitic roots) + al-, the + ṣinā'a, manufacture (from ṣana'a, to make; see ṣnʕ in Semitic roots).]

arsenal

(ˈɑːsənəl)
n
1. (Military) a store for arms, ammunition, and other military items
2. (Military) a workshop or factory that produces munitions
3. a store of anything regarded as weapons: an arsenal of destructive arguments.
[C16: from Italian arsenale dockyard, from the original Venetian arsenal dockyard and naval store, from Arabic dār sī n`ah, from dār house + sī n`ah manufacture]

ar•se•nal

(ˈɑr sə nl, ˈɑrs nəl)

n.
1. a military establishment for producing and storing weapons and munitions.
2. a collection of weaponry.
3. a supply of any useful item: a critic's arsenal of vivid phrases.
[1500–10; (< Middle French) < Italian arzanale < Venetian arzanà dockyard]

arsenal

- From Arabic dar al sindah, meaning "workshop for art, manufacture," it was originally used in English to mean "naval dock" or workshops for making ships and arms.
See also related terms for manufacture.

arsenal

A building for manufacturing and storing armaments. Two historic examples are in Venice and Piraeus.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.arsenal - all the weapons and equipment that a country hasarsenal - all the weapons and equipment that a country has
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
2.arsenal - a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of armsarsenal - 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"
3.arsenal - a place where arms are manufacturedarsenal - a place where arms are manufactured
foundry, metalworks - factory where metal castings are produced

arsenal

noun armoury, stock, supply, store, magazine, stockpile, storehouse, ammunition dump, arms depot, ordnance depot They are committed to destroying most of their nuclear arsenals.
Translations
مَخْزَن أو مَصْنَع أسْلِحَه
zbrojnicezbrojovka
ammunitionsdepotarsenalforråd
arzenál
vopnaverksmiîja; vopnabúr
arsenāls
cephaneliksilâh deposu

arsenal

[ˈɑːsɪnl] Narsenal m

arsenal

[ˈɑːrsənəl] narsenal m

arsenal

n (Mil) (= store)Arsenal nt, → Zeughaus nt (old); (= factory)Waffen-/Munitionsfabrik f; (fig)Waffenlager nt

arsenal

[ˈɑːsɪnl] narsenale m

arsenal

(ˈaːsənl) noun
a factory or store for weapons, ammunition etc.
References in classic literature ?
The scout shook his head, and muttering some unintelligible words, among which "throat" and "Iroquois" were alone audible, he walked away, to collect and to examine into the state of the captured arsenal of the Hurons.
It was an arsenal where each arrival left his baggage on arriving, and took it up when departing.
The first tangible cause of disenchantment was when Dick brought home a painter's arsenal on Friday evening.
All the men smiled, for amongst them they carried a small arsenal.
Passepartout was furious at the delay they occasioned, and longed to discharge his arsenal of revolvers upon them.
As they drew near the island seemed to lift from the sea, and the air was so clear that they could already distinguish the rocks heaped on one another, like cannon balls in an arsenal, with green bushes and trees growing in the crevices.
Show him a white handkerchief knotted at the four corners and tell the crew to disembark and carry the powder back to the arsenal, unless, indeed "
Shoot the colonel on the parade-ground, massacree the company officers, ransack the arsenal, and then - Boys, did he tell you what next?
At intervals were heaps of green bread-fruit, raised in pyramidical stacks, resembling the regular piles of heavy shot to be seen in the yard of an arsenal.
were showered on the three young men with overwhelming force; and, from her well-stored arsenal issued glances, kindly recognitions, and a thousand other little charming attentions which were intended to strike at long range the gentlemen who formed the escort, the townspeople, the officers of the different cities she passed through, pages, populace, and servants; it was wholesale slaughter, a general devastation.
The latter, all the while swearing that he would not go, went on board with a regular arsenal of hunting weapons, among which were two double-barrelled breech-loading fowling-pieces, and a rifle that had withstood every test, of the make of Purdey, Moore & Dickson, at Edinburgh.
One thing I had decided definitely: If they would not free Dian I should turn loose upon Phutra with my little arsenal.