- a place of storage or a magazine containing arms and military equipment for land or naval service.
- a government establishment where military equipment or munitions are manufactured.
- a collection or supply of weapons or munitions.
- a collection or supply of anything; store: He came to the meeting with an impressive arsenal of new research data.
Origin of arsenal
Examples from the Web for arsenal
Joint development of an Arsenal of Awe should become a priority for both countries.Memo to Bibi Netanyahu: It’s Time to Build an Arsenal of Awe
December 2, 2013
The Arsenal was the main employer in Woolwich, but it was shut down after WWII when the Empire disappeared and the army shrunk.
The Arsenal has been converted to “Manhattan style, loft apartments,” the vast majority still unsold.
Americans now own famous teams like Manchester United, Liverpool, Arsenal, and Aston Villa.How Two Incidents of Alleged Racism in English Soccer Have Shocked the Sport
December 23, 2011
These they removed, as well as whatever took their fancy at the Arsenal.The Birth of Yugoslavia, Volume 2
You never, any of you, made a proper use of the Arsenal workmen as we did.The Life of Gordon, Volume I
Demetrius Charles Boulger
Driven from house and home, Henry almost lived at the Arsenal.The Life of John of Barneveld, 1609-15, Volume I.
John Lothrop Motley
At length the car stopped, and they passed into the Arsenal grounds.
Colonel Carvel was off early to the Arsenal in search of tidings.
- a store for arms, ammunition, and other military items
- a workshop or factory that produces munitions
- a store of anything regarded as weaponsan arsenal of destructive arguments
Word Origin and History for arsenal
c.1500, "dockyard, dock with naval stores," from Italian arzenale, from Arabic dar as-sina'ah "workshop," literally "house of manufacture," from dar "house" + sina'ah "art, craft, skill," from sana'a "he made."
Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, where the original players worked.