armory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n armory a place where arms are manufactured
    • n armory a military structure where arms and ammunition and other military equipment are stored and training is given in the use of arms
    • n armory all the weapons and equipment that a country has
    • n armory a collection of resources "he dipped into his intellectual armory to find an answer"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Armory A manufactory of arms, as rifles, muskets, pistols, bayonets, swords.
    • Armory A place where arms and instruments of war are deposited for safe keeping.
    • Armory Armor; defensive and offensive arms. "Celestial armory , shields, helms, and spears."
    • Armory Ensigns armorial; armorial bearings.
    • Armory That branch of heraldry which treats of coat armor. "The science of heraldry, or, more justly speaking, armory , which is but one branch of heraldry, is, without doubt, of very ancient origin."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n armory Arms or armor collectively; a collection of arms or armor.
    • n armory A place where arms and instruments of war are kept. In the United States the State militia are usually provided with armories, which include also offices, drill-rooms, etc.
    • n armory A place where arms and armor are made; an armorer's shop; an arsenal.
    • n armory The craft of an armorer.
    • n armory The science of blazoning arms; the knowledge of coatarmor; heraldry.
    • n armory An armorial ensign; a crest or heraldic emblem; arms.
    • n armory Ensigns of war; colors.
    • n armory A cupboard; an ambry.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Armory the place in which arms are made or kept: a collection of ancient armour
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Quotations

  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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    “Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OF. armaire, armarie, F. armoire, fr. L. armarium, place for keeping arms; but confused with F. armoiries,. See Armorial Ambry
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
See Arm (2).

Usage

In literature:

This concerto, which is in D major, is a good example of the completeness of Huss' armory of resources.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
In the meantime they had set up armories, and were making guns as fast as they could.
"Strange Stories from History for Young People" by George Cary Eggleston
The town rallied its forces, surrounded the armory, and a fight was kept up through the afternoon.
"The Negro and the Nation" by George S. Merriam
After supper that evening he addressed twelve hundred people in the Auditorium Armory, speaking for an hour and a half.
"Booker T. Washington" by Emmett J. Scott and Lyman Beecher Stowe
Again the drum rattled, and the boys made their way to the several armories.
"In School and Out" by Oliver Optic
Telemachos saw him, and gave orders to the herdsmen to lock the doors of the armory and secure the spy.
"Odysseus, the Hero of Ithaca" by Homer
Armory of the invincible knights of old.
"Bradford's History of 'Plimoth Plantation'" by William Bradford
Armed with this document he presented himself, on a drill-night, to Captain Perry in the officers' quarters at the armory.
"The Flag" by Homer Greene
But all the wild creatures know the qualities of that fine armory of quills carried by the porcupine.
"The Watchers of the Trails" by Charles G. D. Roberts
The Phalanx was host at a banquet given at the armory after the performance.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
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In poetry:

Not alone in Spring's armorial beaing,
And in Summer's green-emblazoned field,
But in the arms of brave old Autumn's wearing,
In the centre of his brazen shield;
"Voices Of The Night : Flowers" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
The countless gifts, the stately walls,
The loyal palaces, and halls
All filled with gold;
Plate with armorial bearings wrought,
Chambers with ample treasures fraught
Of wealth untold;
"Coplas De Manrique (From The Spanish)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I cannot run, I am rooted, and the gorse hurts me
With its yellow purses, its spiky armory.
I could not run without having to run forever.
The white hive is snug as a virgin,
Sealing off her brood cells, her honey, and quietly humming.
"The Bee Meeting" by Sylvia Plath

In news:

Committee looks at Armory for events Dave Rosengrant Wrestling notebook.
Sarah Woods holds a sign urging voters to vote NO on the so-called personhood amendment to the Mississippi constitution outside the old National Guard Armory in Oxford, Miss.
The recent issues surrounding live music at the Washington Avenue Armory in Albany has prompted a venue change for the Nov 9 Nas concert.
The Upshur County Convention and Visitors Bureau has officially become the operational agent for the proposed conference center at the new Buckhannon National Guard Armory, it was announced Wednesday.
An Indianapolis collector bought Charles Conner 's 1900 painting of a farm house, stream and waterfall at Friday's auction at the National Guard Armory in Richmond.
Sunday morning the National Guard Armory on Carolina Beach road in Wilmington opened its doors not for soldiers, but for sales.
Relief workers from the Wesleyan Church in New York City met the Heuvelton volunteers at the Kingbridge Armory in the Bronx.
Southern Pines NC 28387 National Guard Armory.
The restaurant is located in the heart of Armory Square.
When you look at these photos, what you can deduce is this: The 74th Regimental Armory, now known as the Connecticut Street Armory, is one sturdy building.
City receives deed for former Armory.
The Branding Leadership Team has taken on the armory as a 'Broadway Market' concept.
MT VERNON — — The city has received a deed from the state for the former Armory property on Broadway.
High-powered guns swiped from armory.
It is a ray of hope in the Capitol city as the very first commercial tenant has moved into the historic "Colt Armory" and they are hiring.
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