Main definitions of armory in English

: armory1armory2

armory1

(British armoury)

noun

  • 1A place where weapons are kept.

    arsenal, arms depot, arms cache, ordnance depot, magazine, ammunition dump
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    1. 1.1 A supply of weapons.
      ‘the most powerful weapon in our armory’
    2. 1.2US A place where weapons are manufactured.
  • 2An array of resources available for a particular purpose.

    ‘his armory of comic routines’
  • 3North American A place where military reservists are trained or headquartered.

Origin

Middle English (in the sense ‘armor’): from Old French armoirie, armoierie, from armoier ‘to blazon’, from arme ‘weapon’ (see arms). The change in the second syllable in the 17th century was due to association with armor.

Pronunciation

armory

/ˈɑrməri//ˈärmərē/

Main definitions of armory in English

: armory1armory2

armory2

noun

  • Heraldry.

    • ‘His fame rested above all on his ability to produce designs for tapestry, embroideries, stained glass, armory, and goldsmith work in the new classical idiom.’

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French armoierie (see armoury).

Pronunciation

armory

/ˈɑrməri//ˈärmərē/