- a storage place for weapons and other war equipment.
- a building that is the headquarters and drill center of a military unit.
- a place where arms and armor are made; an armorer's shop; arsenal.
- Heraldry. the art of blazoning arms.
- arms or armor collectively.
- Archaic. heraldic bearings or arms.
Origin of armory
Examples from the Web for armory
Contemporary Examples of armory
The movie shot a few days inside the Armory, and Franco was given a crash course in the world of Kink.com.James Franco Gets Kinky: Inside the BDSM Porn Documentary 'Kink'
August 23, 2014
His first moves were sensible enough, given the small number of his force and the sprawling size of the armory.When Robert E. Lee Met John Brown and Saved the Union
May 15, 2014
Today, as the soldiers of the 69th gather in the armory after the parade, they will remember the fallen in their own way.Meet the Original 'Fighting Irish’
March 17, 2014
The Armory Show is back, with exhibitions and events planned across the city.
Get ready for some art, because the Armory Show is back in New York City starting on Thursday.
Historical Examples of armory
Then the Dragon-King was frightened, and had the heaviest weapon in his armory brought in.The Chinese Fairy Book
They keep Troopers in the Armory and teach them how to fight.
So we come back home to Newyork and they lock us up in the Armory.
But when they'd opened up a gate like the double doors of an armory, and let us in, I forgot all that.Shorty McCabe
From my pocket I took the key which unlocked the door of the room we called the armory.The Pirate of Panama
William MacLeod Raine
- the usual US spelling of armoury
Word Origin and History for armory
"arms and weapons collectively," c.1300; see arm (n.2) + -ory. Meaning "place where arms are manufactured" is from mid-15c. Also used in a sense of "arsenal" (mid-15c.), "the science of heraldry" (late 15c.), from Old French armoierie, from armoier "to blazon," from Latin arma "weapons" (see arm (n.2)).