What is weapon?

Weapon

A weapon, arm, or armament is a tool or instrument used in order to inflict damage or harm to enemies or other living beings, structures, or systems. Weapons are used to increase the efficacy and efficiency of activities such as hunting, crime, law enforcement, and warfare. In a broader context, weapons may be construed to include anything used to gain a strategic, material or mental advantage over an adversary.

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Famous quotes containing the word weapon:

    Temptation is the woman’s weapon and the man’s excuse.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)

    What is the imagination? Only an arm or weapon of the interior energy; only the precursor of the reason.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    The aim of poetry, it appears, is to fill the mind with lofty thoughts—not to give it joy, but to give it a grand and somewhat gaudy sense of virtue. The essay is a weapon against the degenerate tendencies of the age. The novel, properly conceived, is a means of uplifting the spirit; its aim is to inspire, not merely to satisfy the low curiosity of man in man.
    —H.L. (Henry Lewis)