- IPA: /ˈwɛ.pən/
weapon (plural weapons)
- An instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, e.g. most guns, missiles, or swords.
- The club that is now mostly used for golf was once a common weapon.
- An instrument or other means of harming or exerting control over another.
- Money is the main weapon of modern oligarchs.
- 1910, Emerson Hough, chapter I, in The Purchase Price: Or The Cause of Compromise, Indianapolis, Ind.: The Bobbs-Merrill Company, OCLC 639762314 ↗, page 0029 ↗:
- “[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
- (informal, humorous) A tool of any kind.
- Choose your weapon.
- (Scotland, Britain, slang, pejorative) An idiot, an oaf, a fool, a tool; a contemptible or incompetent person.
- See also Thesaurus:weapon
- Russian: ору́жие