Adjective "weapon" definition and examples

(Weapon may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈwɛp(ə)n/

Definitions and examples

noun

A thing designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.
  1. 'He said he was also concerned about the number of imitation weapons and air rifles in the county.'
  2. 'They threatened them with the weapons and demanded that they hand over the money.'
  3. 'The potential danger of frying pans as weapons in domestic conflict is well established.'
  4. 'The Gulf War was the first time that depleted uranium weapons were used in conflict.'
  5. 'I think it is important to separate the debates about nuclear power and nuclear weapons.'
  6. 'It was a careful, planned attack; the missiles and weapons used were top of the range.'
  7. 'The testing of nuclear weapons can have a devastating effect on the area where it takes place.'
  8. 'The defendant refused to talk to him about the weapon or tell him where he had got it.'
  9. 'Police later found a gas-operated rifle and sheath knife among weapons at his home.'
  10. 'Use of so-called conventional bombs could so easily lead to the use of nuclear weapons.'
  11. 'On the contrary, their intention was to try to rid the country of nuclear weapons.'
  12. 'resignation threats had long been a weapon in his armoury'
  13. 'Such films should be taken apart mercilessly with every weapon in the critical armoury.'
  14. 'Men and women have whole armouries of weapons and every night produces a different one.'
  15. 'When nations go to war, the public language of politics and the media becomes a weapon of conflict.'

More definitions

1. any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting, or war, as a sword, rifle, or cannon.

2. anything used against an opponent, adversary, or victim: the deadly weapon of satire.

3. Zoology. any part or organ serving for attack or defense, as claws, horns, teeth, or stings. verb (used with object)

4. to supply or equip with a weapon or weapons: to weapon aircraft with heat-seeking missiles.

More examples(as adjective)

"systems can be weapon."

"control systems can be weapon."

"trainings can be weapon."

"offences can be weapon."

"countries can be weapon."

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Origin

Old English wǣp(e)n, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch wapen and German Waffe.