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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Armory  \Ar"mo*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Armories}.  [OF.  armaire  armarie  F. 
  armoire,  fr  L.  armarium  place  for  keeping  arms;  but  confused 
  with  F.  armoiries  See  {Armorial},  {Ambry}.] 
  1.  A  place  where  arms  and  instruments  of  war  are  deposited 
  for  safe  keeping. 
 
  2.  Armor;  defensive  and  offensive  arms. 
 
  Celestial  armory,  shields,  helms,  and  spears. 
  --Milton. 
 
  3.  A  manufactory  of  arms,  as  rifles,  muskets,  pistols, 
  bayonets,  swords.  [U.S.] 
 
  4.  Ensigns  armorial;  armorial  bearings.  --Spenser. 
 
  5.  That  branch  of  heraldry  which  treats  of  coat  armor. 
 
  The  science  of  heraldry,  or  more  justly  speaking, 
  armory,  which  is  but  one  branch  of  heraldry,  is 
  without  doubt,  of  very  ancient  origin.  --Cussans. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  armory 
  n  1:  a  collection  of  resources;  "he  dipped  into  his  intellectual 
  armoryto  find  an  answer"  [syn:  {armoury},  {inventory}] 
  2:  all  the  weapons  and  equipment  that  a  country  has  [syn:  {arsenal}, 
  {armoury}] 
  3:  a  military  structure  where  arms  and  ammunition  and  other 
  military  equipment  are  stored  and  training  is  given  in  the 
  use  of  arms  [syn:  {arsenal},  {armoury}] 
  4:  a  place  where  arms  are  manufactured  [syn:  {armoury},  {arsenal}] 




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