a body of forces equipped for war utilized of a land or naval power
- weaponry used by army or naval force
- the work of equiping with weapons in preparation for war
- a human anatomy of forces prepared for war; -- utilized of a land or naval force.
- all of the cannon and small arms collectively, along with their machines, belonging to a ship or a fortification.
- Any gear for resistance.
c.1600, "munitions of war" (especially the great weapons on-board a man-of-war), also "naval power prepared for war" (1690s), from Latin armamentum "implement," from Latin armare "to supply, furnish with tools" from arma (see arm (n.2)). Indicating "process of equipping for war" is from 1813.
(n.) A body of causes prepared for war; -- used of a land or naval power.
- (n.) All cannon and small-arms collectively, along with their machines, belonging to a ship or a fortification.
- (n.) Any equipment for resistance.
He pointed out the disadvantage of a submarine in attempting to stop such an armed vessel for search, and emphasized that armament on a merchantman had every appearance of being offensive.