armory

[ahr-muh-ree]
noun, plural armories.
1.
a storage place for weapons and other war equipment.
2.
a building that is the headquarters and drill center of a military unit.
3.
a place where arms and armor are made; an armorer's shop; arsenal.
4.
Heraldry. the art of blazoning arms.
6.
arms or armor collectively.
7.
Archaic. heraldic bearings or arms.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English armerie, armur(i)e < Middle French armoierie, equivalent to Old French armoi(er) to bear arms (derivative of armes arm2) + -erie -ery

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armory (ˈɑːmərɪ)
 
n , pl -mories
the usual US spelling of armoury

armoury or (US) armory (ˈɑːmərɪ)
 
n , pl -mouries, -mories
1.  a secure place for the storage of weapons
2.  armour generally
3.  a.  (US) a National Guard base
 b.  (US) a building in which training in the use of arms and drill takes place; drill hall
 c.  (Canadian) (plural) such a building used for training and as headquarters by a reserve unit of the armed forces
4.  resources, as of arguments or objections, on which to draw: they thought they had proved him wrong, but he still had a few weapons in his armoury
5.  (US) a place where arms are made
 
armory or (US) armory
 
n

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armory
"place where arms are manufactured," 1841, Amer.Eng., from arm (2). Earlier, "arsenal" (1530s) and "the science of heraldry" (late 15c.), from O.Fr. armoierie, from armoier "to blazon," from L. arma "weapons."
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So from the yard they'd go downstairs to the prison industries, which consisted
  of a large military armory.
That's a welcoming home ceremony, and generally they're held in an armory that
  is where the particular unit is from.
The idea is to reduce the overall toxicity of the entire armory of pesticides.
Among this armory of social signals are stereotyped, formal invitations to
  potential mates.
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