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weapon

[wep-uhn]
noun
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.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English wepen, Old English wǣpen; cognate with German Waffe, Old Norse vāpn, Gothic wēpna (plural)

weaponed, adjective
weaponless, adjective
outweaponed, adjective
superweapon, noun
unweaponed, adjective
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weapon (ˈwɛpən)
 
n
1.  an object or instrument used in fighting
2.  anything that serves to outwit or get the better of an opponent: his power of speech was his best weapon
3.  any part of an animal that is used to defend itself, to attack prey, etc, such as claws, teeth, horns, or a sting
4.  a slang word for penis
 
[Old English wǣpen; related to Old Norse vápn, Old Frisian wēpen, Old High German wāffan]
 
'weaponed
 
adj
 
'weaponless
 
adj

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weapon
O.E. wæpen "instrument of fighting and defense," from P.Gmc. *wæpnan (cf. O.S. wapan, O.N. vapn, Dan. vaaben, O.Fris. wepin, M.Du. wapen, O.H.G. waffen, Ger. wafen (neut.), waffe (fem.)), from *webno-m, of unknown origin with no cognates outside Gmc.
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