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