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Synonyms for weapon
ˈwɛp ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. weapon, arm, weapon system(noun)

    any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

    "he was licensed to carry a weapon"

    Synonyms:
    branch, sleeve, weapon system, arm, subdivision, artillery, limb

  2. weapon, artillery(noun)

    a means of persuading or arguing

    "he used all his conversational weapons"

    Synonyms:
    gun, ordnance, heavy weapon, artillery unit, arm, artillery, weapon system

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. weapon

    A tool is something that is both contrived and used for extending the force of an intelligent agent to something that is to be operated upon. Those things by which pacific and industrial operations are performed are alone properly called tools, those designed for warlike purposes being designated weapons. An instrument is anything through which power is applied and a result produced; in general usage, the word is of considerably wider meaning than tool; as, a piano is a musical instrument. Instrument is the word usually applied to tools used in scientific pursuits; as, we speak of a surgeon's or an optician's instruments. An implement is a mechanical agency considered with reference to some specific purpose to which it is adapted; as, an agricultural implement; implements of war. Implement is a less technical and artificial term than tool. The paw of a tiger might be termed a terrible implement, but not a tool. A utensil is that which may be used for some special purpose; the word is especially applied to articles used for domestic or agricultural purposes; as, kitchen utensils; farming utensils. An appliance is that which is or may be applied to the accomplishment of a result, either independently or as subordinate to something more extensive or important; every mechanical tool is an appliance, but not every appliance is a tool; the traces of a harness are appliances for traction, but they are not tools. Mechanism is a word of wide meaning, denoting any combination of mechanical devices for united action. A machine in the most general sense is any mechanical instrument for the conversion of motion; in this sense a lever is a machine; but in more commonly accepted usage a machine is distinguished from a tool by its complexity, and by the combination and coordination of powers and movements for the production of a result. A chisel by itself is a tool; when it is set so as to be operated by a crank and pitman, the entire mechanism is called a machine; as, a mortising-machine. An apparatus may be a machine, but the word is commonly used for a collection of distinct articles to be used in connection or combination for a certain purpose — a mechanical equipment; as, the apparatus of a gymnasium; especially, for a collection of appliances for some scientific purpose; as, a chemical or surgical apparatus; an apparatus may include many tools, instruments, or implements. Implement is for the most part and utensil is altogether restricted to the literal sense; instrument, machine, and tool have figurative use, instrument being used largely in a good, tool always in a bad sense; machine inclines to the unfavorable sense, as implying that human agents are made mechanically subservient to some controlling will; as, an instrument of Providence; the tool of a tyrant; a political machine.

    Synonyms:
    apparatus, appliance, implement, instrument, machine, mechanism, tool, utensil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. weapon

    Synonyms:
    instrument, implement, utensil, arm

    Antonyms:
    shift, makeshift, contrivance

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How to use weapon in a sentence?

  1. James Scott:

    First and foremost, the most profound weapon a nation or special interest can possess is “control” over information. This contributes to control over the narrative and the meme is the embryo of the narrative.

  2. Martin Luther:

    Prayer is a strong wall and fortress of the church it is a goodly Christian weapon.

  3. David Ionovich Bronstein:

    The most powerful weapon in chess is to have the next move.

  4. Ryan Tomlins:

    It sounds strange, but it makes sense, when you wear a helmet, you are more inclined to use your head as a weapon or tackle inappropriately. Playing without helmets, they may be much more cognizant of not using their head in that way.

  5. Chuck Haggard:

    In the year 2015 we shouldn’t be talking about using pool rifles, the entire point of patrol rifles is to have a precision weapon system. Pooled rifles are a sloppy way to do business and dangerous to bystanders.

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