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n. pl. ar·mor·ies
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.
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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
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(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]
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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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