arsenal

See also: arsénal and Arsenal

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EnglishEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Italian arsenale, also French arsenal, from Arabic دَار اَلصِّنَاعَة ‎(dār aṣ-ṣināʿa, manufacturing shop).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈɑː(ɹ)sənəl/

NounEdit

arsenal ‎(plural arsenals)

  1. A military establishment for the storing, development, manufacturing, testing, or repairing of arms, ammunition, and other war materiel; an armoury.
  2. A stock of weapons, especially all the weapons that a nation possesses.
  3. A store or supply of anything.
    • 2014 January 21, Hermione Hoby, “Julia Roberts interview for August: Osage County – 'I might actually go to hell for this ...': Julia Roberts reveals why her violent, Oscar-nominated performance in August: Osage County made her feel 'like a terrible person' [print version: 'I might actually go to hell for this ...' (18 January 2014, p. R4)]”[1], The Daily Telegraph (Review):
      Foremost in her arsenal is that smile – so enormous and so absurdly disarming that someone should have worked out a way to harness its power into international conflict resolution.
  4. Any supply of aid collected to prepare a person or army for hardship
    He arrived with a large arsenal of cleansers and tools, and got right to work.
    • 2012 April 28, John Branch, “Snow Fall : The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek”[2], New York Time:
      Elyse Saugstad, a professional skier, wore a backpack equipped with an air bag, a relatively new and expensive part of the arsenal that backcountry users increasingly carry to ease their minds and increase survival odds in case of an avalanche.

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NounEdit

arsenal m ‎(plural arsenaux)

  1. (military, nautical) arsenal

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PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

arsenal m (plural arsenais)

  1. arsenal (military establishment)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /arsěnaːl/
  • Hyphenation: ar‧se‧nal

NounEdit

arsènāl m ‎(Cyrillic spelling арсѐна̄л)

  1. arsenal

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SpanishEdit

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [a̠ɾ.se̞ˈna̠l]

EtymologyEdit

From Arabic دَار اَلصِّنَاعَة ‎(dār aṣ-ṣināʿa, industry house). Compare dársena.

NounEdit

arsenal m ‎(plural arsenales)

  1. arsenal
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