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 ?
"We will take good care of them, and in the event of war return them to the arsenal."
The question was summed up for him thus: "If I do not accept the answers Christianity gives to the problems of my life, what answers do I accept?" And in the whole arsenal of his convictions, so far from finding any satisfactory answers, he was utterly unable to find anything at all like an answer.
Joe's Importance.--The Commander of the Resolute.--Kennedy's Arsenal.--Mutual Amenities.--The Farewell Dinner.--Departure on the 21st of February.--The Doctor's Scientific Sessions.-- Duveyrier.--Livingstone.--Details of the Aerial Voyage.--Kennedy silenced.
Passepartout was furious at the delay they occasioned, and longed to discharge his arsenal of revolvers upon them.
These being shut into the church (for that, too, had become an arsenal), Colonel Winslow placed himself, with his officers, in the centre, and addressed them thus:--
At the same time, the two assistants began to fumble among their hideous arsenal.
The second broadsheet stated that our headquarters were at Vyazma, that Count Wittgenstein had defeated the French, but that as many of the inhabitants of Moscow wished to be armed, weapons were ready for them at the arsenal: sabers, pistols, and muskets which could be had at a low price.
One day, however-- sad and melancholy day!-- peace was signed between the survivors of the war; the thunder of the guns gradually ceased, the mortars were silent, the howitzers were muzzled for an indefinite period, the cannon, with muzzles depressed, were returned into the arsenal, the shot were repiled, all bloody reminiscences were effaced; the cotton-plants grew luxuriantly in the well-manured fields, all mourning garments were laid aside, together with grief; and the Gun Club was relegated to profound inactivity.
I discovered something, too, that he had not told me of--something that seemed infinitely more promising than the powder-factory or the arsenal. It was a young man poring over one of the books I had brought back from the outer world!
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 "
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. Inserted into the interstices of the huge stones which formed the pi-pi were large boughs of trees; hanging from the branches of which, and screened from the sun by their foliage, were innumerable little packages with leafy coverings, containing the meat of the numerous hogs which had been slain, done up in this manner to make it more accessible to the crowd.
Concerted action was impossible in face of the heavy arsenal of weapons carried in the steerage and cabin.