US: /ˈwɛpən/
UK: /wˈɛpən/

English Vietnamese dictionary

weapon /'wepən/
  • danh từ
    • vũ khí ((nghĩa đen) & (nghĩa bóng))
      • weapon of defence: vũ khí tự vệ
      • armed with the weapon of Marxism-Leninism: vũ trang bằng lý luận Mác-Lênin

Advanced English dictionary

+ noun
1 an object such as a knife, gun, bomb, etc. that is used for fighting or attacking sb: nuclear / chemical weapons + a lethal / deadly weapon + The police still haven't found the murder weapon. + He was charged with carrying an offensive weapon.
2 something such as knowledge, words, actions, etc. that can be used to attack or fight against sb/sth: Education is the only weapon to fight the spread of the disease. + Guilt is the secret weapon for the control of children.

Collocation dictionary


deadly, lethal, potent, powerful
He was charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
| effective, useful | heavy, light
The assault forces used heavy weapons, including anti-tank rockets and mortars.
| automatic | atomic, biological, chemical, nuclear | offensive, strategic, tactical
She pleaded guilty to carrying an offensive weapon. a ban on the use of tactical nuclear weapons
| murder | ultimate
(often figurative) The workers' ultimate weapon was the strike.
| secret
(often figurative) The team's secret weapon was their new young defender.


be armed with, carry, have | deploy, fire, use | use sth as
(often figurative) She used humour and wit as weapons against her enemies.
| aim, point


system | technology
the illegal transfer of weapons technology to hostile countries


~ against
(often figurative) This relaxation technique can serve as an effective weapon against stress.

Concise English dictionary

+any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
+a means of persuading or arguing