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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 weap·on /ˈwɛpən/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Weap·on n.
 1. An instrument of offensive of defensive combat; something to fight with; anything used, or designed to be used, in destroying, defeating, or injuring an enemy, as a gun, a sword, etc.
    The weapons of our warfare are not carnal.   --2 Cor. x. 4.
 They, astonished, all resistance lost,
 All courage; down their idle weapons dropped.   --Milton.
 2. Fig.: The means or instrument with which one contends against another; as, argument was his only weapon.  “Woman's weapons, water drops.”
 3. Bot. A thorn, prickle, or sting with which many plants are furnished.
 Concealed weapons. See under Concealed.
 Weapon salve, a salve which was supposed to cure a wound by being applied to the weapon that made it.  [Obs.] --Boyle.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or
           hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon" [syn: arm,
            weapon system]
      2: a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his
         conversational weapons" [syn: artillery]