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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).]
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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]
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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]
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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.
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arsenal

A building for manufacturing and storing armaments. Two historic examples are in Venice and Piraeus.
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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
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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.
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Translations
مَخْزَن أو مَصْنَع أسْلِحَه
zbrojnicezbrojovka
ammunitionsdepotarsenalforråd
arzenál
vopnaverksmiîja; vopnabúr
arsenāls
cephaneliksilâh deposu

arsenal

[ˈɑːsɪnl] Narsenal m
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arsenal

[ˈɑːrsənəl] narsenal m
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arsenal

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

[ˈɑːsɪnl] narsenale m
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arsenal

(ˈaːsənl) noun
a factory or store for weapons, ammunition etc.
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