weapon Definition

an object designed or used for inflicting bodily harm or physical damage.

Using weapon: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "weapon" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    The suspect was found carrying a deadly weapon.

  • Example

    The army is equipped with the latest weapons technology.

  • Example

    The knife is a common weapon used in kitchen crimes.

weapon Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with weapon

  • a bomb or missile that uses nuclear energy to cause an explosion


    The country's possession of nuclear weapons has caused international concern.

  • a weapon that is hidden from view, typically carried for self-defense


    The security guard discovered a concealed weapon on the suspect.

  • a preferred or most effective means of achieving a goal or objective


    For many athletes, running is their weapon of choice for staying fit and healthy.

Origins of weapon

from Old English 'wǣpen', meaning 'instrument of fighting'


Summary: weapon in Brief

A 'weapon' [ˈwɛpən] is an object designed or used to inflict bodily harm or physical damage. It includes firearms, blades, and other instruments of fighting. Examples include 'The suspect was found carrying a deadly weapon.' 'Weapon' extends into phrases like 'nuclear weapon,' and 'concealed weapon,' denoting specific types of weapons, and 'weapon of choice,' referring to a preferred means of achieving a goal.

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