weaponize

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v weaponize make into or use as a weapon or a potential weapon "Will modern physicists weaponize String Theory?"
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Quotations

  • Martin Amis
    Martin Amis
    “Weapons are like money; no one knows the meaning of enough.”
  • Sir Philip Sidney
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    “Commonly they must use their feet for defense whose only weapon is their tongue.”
  • David Seabury
    David%20Seabury
    “Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.”
  • James Russell Lowell
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    “A sneer is the weapon of the weak.”
  • Joseph Stalin
    Joseph Stalin
    “Education is a weapon, whose effect depends on who holds it in his hands and at whom it is aimed.”
  • James R. Smith
    James R. Smith
    “There is nothing in the world more powerful than an idea. No weapon can destroy it; no power can conquer it except the power of another idea.”

Usage

In literature:

So one by one the weapons of offense and the weapons of defense fell apart.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Instantly from the latter sprang up a crop of armed men, who turned their weapons against the hero.
"Historic Tales, vol 10 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Before going farther, I shall tell you what sort of weapon it is.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
He was cast in another mould, a weapon of a different pattern.
"Desert Conquest" by A. M. Chisholm
But the Indian did not so much as draw his weapon.
"Camp-fire and Wigwam" by Edward Sylvester Ellis
Without scruple Houck used all the weapons at hand.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
But the early Cave-men made strong weapons after they had fire.
"The Later Cave-Men" by Katharine Elizabeth Dopp
Then everybody, hitherto paralyzed by the sight of a deadly weapon, woke up and took a hand.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
They had abandoned their firearms in favor of their native weapons as they came.
"The Watchers of the Plains" by Ridgewell Cullum
Of all other weapons, they dread the long rifle of the hunter.
"The Wild Huntress" by Mayne Reid
I had often seen weapons similar to the one he held in the military museums.
"Astounding Stories, June, 1931" by Various
Then Sir Hector and Kay pulled at the hilt with all their strength, but failed to move the weapon.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Before Montenay could lift his weapon the others had turned and vanished.
"The Blind Lion of the Congo" by Elliott Whitney
The weapons were strange ones by Earth standards and would have probably been considered impractical.
"Quest of the Golden Ape" by Ivar Jorgensen
The clothes and weapons taken were worth much gold.
"Stories and Ballads of the Far Past" by Nora Kershaw
So he did not even carry the weapon.
"The Day of Wrath" by Louis Tracy
Their tools and weapons were made of stone, and to a great extent of deer's horn.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
He wasn't going to use the weapon, or weapons, even if he had them.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
It had to be the weapon to end all weapons.
"Project Daedalus" by Thomas Hoover
Therefore, he drew his weapons and advanced toward the water-hole.
"White Otter" by Elmer Russell Gregor
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In poetry:

So I fling aside my weapon,
from the din
To the quietness of Heaven,
Entering in.
"The Hospital" by Anonymous Americas
When Maitland saw his ain blood fall,
An angry man was he;
He let his weapon frae him fall,
And at his throat did flee.
"Auld Maitland" by Andrew Lang
Why add another woe to life,
Man,-- are there not enough?
Why lay thy weapon to the strife?
Why make the road more rough?
"Cruelty" by Martin Farquhar Tupper
Go forth to your hill and dale,
Yet take in your hand from me
A staff when your footsteps fail,
A weapon if need there be;
'Twill hum in your ear when the foeman's near, athirst for the victory.
"Wilfred" by John Le Gay Brereton
"Not a dagger have I, — none,
O, to end this torturing pain;
Poison, weapons — no, not one, — Wild my thoughts and mad my brain.
Lucius, call me, love, to thee,
Set this tortured spirit free.
"The Vestal Virgin" by Eloise Alberta Bibb
He is earth's greatest Conqueror,
But conquers not with crimson sword;
Love is the weapon of His war,
Forgiveness, and gentle word;
But, greatest of all victories,
O'er the dark grave, His banner flies.
"Echoes From Galilee." by Alfred Castner King

In news:

In a foreign military sales program, the US has sold Taiwan $18.3 billion worth of weapons between 1950 and 2006.
Tomorrow's wars will be fought not just with guns, but with the click of a mouse half a world away that will unleash weaponized software that could take out everything from the power grid to a chemical plant.
As China grows wealthier and builds up its military, other nations in the region are taking note—and amassing weapons of their own.
Police in San Francisco are investigating how a homeless man ended up with an array of weapons and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
Authorities say they found assortment of weapons on passenger at Los Angeles International Airport.
Sgt Erik McGuire, right, inspects the weapon of a Tomb Guard during a guard change Aug 30 at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery.
Jay Baller, a Reading Baseball Hall of Fame member, is arrested after authorities receive reports of Baller and other men using drugs and playing with a weapon.
A favorite weapon in the world of scholarship is the review.
How did they get their weapons through security.
" Bogota will shout to the world that this is a space free of weapons," the new mayor says.
People look at weapons belonging to forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi, destroyed by a coalition airstrike.
I wrote last week about some of the differences in the way we treat cold medicine purchases versus weapons.
Allows open carry of concealed weapons .
For the past two years, dozens of states have debated allowing college students to carry concealed weapons on campus.
Wayne County Concealed Weapons Licensing Board.
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In science:

Dolan, Eds., The Effects of Nuclear Weapons (US Department of Defense, US Department of Energy, 1977) 653 pp.
A comparison of delayed radiobiological effects of depleted-uranium munitions versus fourth-generation nuclear weapons
The good news is that alternative, more sophisticated weapons are available for use in the fight against small N limitations. A collisionless N -body code is essentially a Monte Carlo method and so should be amenable to well-known variance-reduction methods such as importance sampling (e.g., Press et al 1992).
Multi-mass schemes for collisionless N-body simulations
Therefore, even for liquid scintillators the main detection weapon is the reaction (12).
Effect of Collective Flavor Oscillations on the Diffuse Supernova Neutrino Background
Finally, one of our main weapons is the following result, well-known to representation theorists as Dixmier’s version of Schur’s lemma [D, 2.6.5].
Primitive ideals of noetherian generalized down-up algebras
Megatons of energy (1 Megaton of TNT (Mt) = 4.184 × 1015 Joule), or about the size of a large nuclear weapon explosion.
Astrophysics datamining in the classroom: Exploring real data with new software tools and robotic telescopes
The KGB orders included that Boris take a weapon, a revolver, to ensure the security of the secret documents, but Boris refused, arguing that it would be too dangerous to take a revolver on the public buses that, in those days, were always very overcrowded with people.
Classical Chaos and its Quantum Manifestations
Our analysis will then be able to invoke overconstraints – the most effective weapon in our arsenal against systematic uncertainties in general.
Heavy Flavour Physics: On Its More Than 50 Years Of History, Its Future And The Rio Manifesto
Moreover, quantum theory has a lot of applications: physics of elementary particles, nuclear weapon and energy and the last years also - quantum information, computing, cryptography and teleportation.
Quantum theory: Reconsideration of foundations
This argument is certainly flawed as countries who want to have the nuclear weapon capacity will most likely choose the simpler way to make a bomb using Pu239 or U235.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
However one finds that NPT member countries should not exchange nuclear knowledge with nuclear weapon countries outside the treaty.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
It is also worth remembering that the official nuclear weapon states, Russia, USA, UK, France and China, have declared in the treaty their intention to eliminate nuclear weapons as quickly as possible.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
Some concern over weapons proliferation risk of U-233 (if it could be separated on its own), although many designs such as the Radkowsky Thorium Reactor address this concern.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
The concern with nuclear weapon proliferation can not be solved either.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
So, handling even few kg of tritium foreseen for ITER is likely to create ma jor headaches both for the radiation protection group and for those concerned with the proliferation of nuclear weapons.
The Future of Nuclear Energy: Facts and Fiction Chapter IV: Energy from Breeder Reactors and from Fusion?
Let's apply this to the modern world, we have several players (each country) but to examine the issue of building weapons we will only consider 2 players and reduce the situation to prisoner's dilemma.
Nations At War I: Why do we keep building weapons?
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