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Meaning of "weapon" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD WEAPON

Old English wǣpen; related to Old Norse vápn, Old Frisian wēpen, Old High German wāffan.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF WEAPON

weapon  [ˈwɛpən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF WEAPON

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Weapon is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES WEAPON MEAN IN ENGLISH?

weapon

Weapon

A weapon, arm, or armament is any device used in order to inflict damage or harm to living beings, structures, or systems. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime, law enforcement, self-defense, and warfare. In a broader context, weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary. While just about any ordinary objects such as sticks, stones, cars, or pencils can be used as weapons, many are expressly designed for the purpose – ranging from simple implements such as clubs, swords and guns, and to complicated modern intercontinental ballistic missiles, biological and cyberweapons.

Definition of weapon in the English dictionary

The first definition of weapon in the dictionary is an object or instrument used in fighting. Other definition of weapon is anything that serves to outwit or get the better of an opponent. Weapon is also any part of an animal that is used to defend itself, to attack prey, etc, such as claws, teeth, horns, or a sting.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH WEAPON


aspen
ˈæspən
bioweapon
ˈbaɪəʊˌwɛpən
cheapen
ˈtʃiːpən
copen
ˈkəʊpən
dampen
ˈdæmpən
deepen
ˈdiːpən
happen
ˈhæpən
hempen
ˈhɛmpən
lippen
ˈlɪpən
open
ˈəʊpən
reopen
riːˈəʊpən
ripen
ˈraɪpən
Ripon
ˈrɪpən
saucepan
ˈsɔːspən
sharpen
ˈʃɑːpən
tampan
ˈtæmpən
tapen
ˈteɪpən
tarpon
ˈtɑːpən
unweapon
ʌnˈwɛpən
yaupon
ˈjɔːpən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE WEAPON

wealthiest
wealthily
wealthiness
wealthless
wealthy
wean
weanel
weaner
weaning
weanling
weapon dog
weapon system
weaponed
weaponeer
weaponize
weaponless
weaponry
weapons inspector
weapons of mass destruction
weapons-grade

WORDS THAT END LIKE WEAPON

assault weapon
atomic weapon
binary weapon
biological weapon
capon
dalapon
enhanced radiation weapon
laser weapon
murder weapon
nuclear weapon
offensive weapon
particle beam weapon
secret weapon
superweapon
traditional weapon
yapon

Synonyms and antonyms of weapon in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «weapon» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF WEAPON

Find out the translation of weapon to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of weapon from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «weapon» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

武器
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

arma
570 millions of speakers

English

weapon
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हथियार
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

سِلاح
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

оружие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

arma
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

অস্ত্র
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

arme
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Senjata
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Waffe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

武器
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

무기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

gegaman
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vũ khí
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஆயுதம்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

शस्त्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

silah
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arma
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

broń
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

зброя
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

armă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όπλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

wapen
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

vapen
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

våpen
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of weapon

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «WEAPON»

The term «weapon» is very widely used and occupies the 7.694 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «WEAPON» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «weapon» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «weapon» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about weapon

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10 QUOTES WITH «WEAPON»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word weapon.
1
Jean Anouilh
Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long, and it will move about like a snake, and strike the other way.
2
James M. Barrie
Temper is a weapon that we hold by the blade.
3
Mario Benedetti
An intellectual's weapon is writing, but sometimes people react as if it were a firearm. A writer can do a lot to change the situation, but as far as I know, no dictatorship has fallen because of a sonnet.
4
Steven Biko
The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.
5
Bert Blyleven
I'm from Southern California, so I feel much more comfortable with a golf club in my hand than I do a weapon.
6
Niels Bohr
The best weapon of a dictatorship is secrecy, but the best weapon of a democracy should be the weapon of openness.
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Regina Brett
Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don't forget to throw love at it. It turns out that might be the best weapon of all.
8
Georg Buchner
The weapon of the Republic is terror, and virtue is its strength.
9
Sandra Bullock
I feel like when you have an unauthorized police badge and something that looks like it could be a concealed weapon in the small of your back that when you, someone crosses you, pisses you off, road rage, I think just the slight badge and the little moving away of the jacket and not losing eye contact does amazing things.
10
Maria Callas
Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «WEAPON»

Discover the use of weapon in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to weapon and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Weapon
Solo, a robot created as the ultimate weapon, refuses to kill on command until the realities of a CIA and Contra-invaded Nicaragua--where Solo is in hiding--let loose the fury and the deadly force he contains
Robert Mason, 1990
2
Culture Is Our Weapon: Making Music and Changing Lives in ...
This is an inspiring look at an artistic explosion and the best and worst of Brazilian society.
Patrick Neate, Damian Platt, 2010
3
Secret Weapon: How Economic Terrorism Brought Down the U.S. ...
Explores the theory that America's enemies were responsible for the global financial crisis that began in 2008, claiming that a foreign agenda of economic terrorism successfully crippled the United States' economy.
Kevin Freeman, 2012
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Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most ...
This is the story of the plotting, the risk-taking, the deceit, and genius that created the world's most formidable weapon. This is the story of the atomic bomb. Bomb is a 2012 National Book Awards finalist for Young People’s Literature.
Steve Sheinkin, 2012
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Weapon
The ultimate record of arms and armour An epic 4,000-year illustrated story of weaponry.
Richard Holmes, 2006
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Our Word is Our Weapon: Selected Writings
In this landmark book, Seven Stories Press presents a powerful collection of literary, philosophical, and political writings of the masked Zapatista spokesperson, Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos.
Marcos (subcomandante.), Subcomandante Marcos, Juana Ponce de Leon, 2001
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HAARP: The Ultimate Weapon of the Conspiracy
"Appendix: Bernard Eastlund's 1987 patent": p. 245-[256].
Jerry E. Smith, 1998
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Weapon
The ultimate record of arms and armour An epic 4,000-year illustrated story of weaponry.
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A Woman's Weapon: Spirit Possession in The Tale of Genji
This text presents an examination of Murasaki Shikibu's 11th-century classic The Tale of Genji.
Doris G. Bargen, 1997
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Memory is the Weapon
In telling the story of his life as a 'coloured' teenager, Mattera takes on the ambitious goal of making us recapture the crucial events of the 1950s in Sophiatown, one of the most important decades in the history of black political ...
Don Mattera, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «WEAPON»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term weapon is used in the context of the following news items.
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Destiny 2.0 Weapon Tuning Nerfs Gjallarhorn, Hawkmoon, Ice …
By Jenna PitcherDestiny will soon receive a major rebalance across all weapon types with an upcoming weapon tuning update, affecting some of the best loved ... «IGN, Jul 15»
2
'Lethal Weapon,' 'Goonies' actress Mary Ellen Trainor dead
'Lethal Weapon,' 'Goonies' actress Mary Ellen Trainor dead. By Mike Barnes, The Hollywood Reporter. Updated 10:26 AM ET, Tue June 9, 2015. «CNN, Jun 15»
3
ISIS is using chlorine as a weapon, Australia's Foreign Minister says
PERTH (Reuters) - Islamic State militants have used chlorine as a weapon and are recruiting highly trained technicians in a serious bid to develop chemical ... «Yahoo News, Jun 15»
4
Muslim Woman Says Plane Crew Denied Her Unopened Soda Can …
United Airlines has come under fire after a Muslim passenger was allegedly refused an unopened can of soda because she might "use it as a weapon.". «Huffington Post, May 15»
5
ISIS Nuclear Weapon? Islamic State Claims It Can Buy Nukes From …
The Islamic State group claims it could buy a nuclear weapon through Pakistan within the coming year in the latest issue of its propaganda magazine Dabiq. «International Business Times, May 15»
6
Man Arrested for Firing Weapon at George Zimmerman (UPDATED)
The Lake Mary Police said, “Detectives determined that Mr Apperson did intentionally fire his weapon into the vehicle occupied by George Zimmerman without ... «Mediaite, May 15»
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Laser Weapon Stops Truck in Its Tracks — from a Mile Away
A laser weapon made by Lockheed Martin can stop a small truck dead in its tracks from more than a mile (1.6 kilometers) away, the company announced this ... «Live Science, Mar 15»
8
James Clapper on Iran's capacity to produce nuclear weapons
President Obama's Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Iran has the capability to make a nuclear weapon "right now," but at this point, the ... «CBS News, Mar 15»
9
Man charged with attempting to obtain chemical weapon
A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: 'Mohammed Ammer Ali, 31, of Prescot Road, Liverpool has been charged with attempting to have a chemical weapon ... «Metro, Feb 15»
10
Man arrested after grenades were thrown and weapons fired at …
A man allegedly carrying a semi-automatic weapon has been arrested at the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's office in Istanbul, after a weapon was ... «The Independent, Jan 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Weapon [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/weapon>. Dec 2019 ».
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