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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Weapon  \Weap"on\  (?;  277),  n.  [OE.  wepen,  AS  w?pen;  akin  to  OS 
  w?pan,  OFries  w?pin,  w?pen,  D.  wapen,  G.  waffe,  OHG.  waffan 
  w[=a]fan,  Icel.  v[=a]pn,  Dan.  vaaben  Sw  vapen,  Goth.  w?pna, 
  pl.;  of  uncertain  origin.  Cf  {Wapentake}.] 
  1.  An  instrument  of  offensive  of  defensive  combat;  something 
  to  fight  with  anything  used  or  designed  to  be  used  in 
  destroying,  defeating,  or  injuring  an  enemy,  as  a  gun,  a 
  sword,  etc 
  The  weapons  of  our  warfare  are  not  carnal.  --2  Cor. 
  x.  4. 
  They  astonished,  all  resistance  lost,  All  courage; 
  down  their  idle  weapons  dropped.  --Milton. 
  2.  Fig.:  The  means  or  instrument  with  which  one  contends 
  against  another;  as  argument  was  his  only  weapon. 
  ``Woman's  weapons,  water  drops.''  --Shak. 
  3.  (Bot.)  A  thorn,  prickle,  or  sting  with  which  many  plants 
  are  furnished. 
  {Concealed  weapons}.  See  under  {Concealed}. 
  {Weapon  salve},  a  salve  which  was  supposed  to  cure  a  wound  by 
  being  applied  to  the  weapon  that  made  it  [Obs.]  --Boyle. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  weaponry  used  in  fighting  or  hunting;  "he  was  licensed  to 
  carry  a  weapon"  [syn:  {arm},  {weapon  system}] 
  2:  a  means  of  persuading  or  arguing;  "he  used  all  his 
  conversational  weapons"  [syn:  {artillery}] 

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