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rearmament

Definition:

the act of arming again

Class:

act noun (acts and actions)

Related to:

rearm

Plural:

rearmaments

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Usage example:

he opposed the rearmament of Japan after World War II

Etymology:

French réarmement.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

rearmament | rearm

[military] the process of building up a new stock of military weapons | to arm again | [transitive] to equip (an army, a nation, etc) with better ... (25 of 333 words, 3 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/rearmament

Wikipedia:

Rearmament [disambiguation]

may refer to: German re-armament (Aufrüstung), the growth of the German military in contravention of the Versailles treaty (1930s) | British re-armament, the modernisation of the British military in response to German re-armament (1930s) | Salonika ... (34 of 147 words, 7 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Rearmament

Merriam-Webster:

rearm | rearmament [noun, related]

to arm (as a nation or a military force) again with new or better weapons | to become armed again (19 of 63 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/rearm

Oxford Dictionary:

rearm | rearmament [derived]

provide with a new supply of weapons | acquire or build up a new supply of weapons (16 of 59 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/rearm

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rearm [intransitive/transitive] | rearmed [past tense] | rearming [present participle] | rearms [3rd-person singular present] | rearmament [noun, uncountable, related]

to supply someone with new weapons, or to be supplied with them, especially as a preparation for war (18 of 53 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rearm

Cambridge Dictionary:

rearm | rearmament [noun, derived]

to supply yourself or others with new weapons, especially in order to become a strong military power again (18 of 29 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rearm

American Heritage Dictionary:

rearm | rearmed [past tense] | rearming [present participle] | rearms [3rd-person singular present] | rearmament [noun, related]

To arm again. | To equip with better weapons. | To arm oneself again. (12 of 25 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rearm

New World Dictionary:

rearm | rearmament [noun, related]

to arm again | to arm with new or more effective weapons (11 of 19 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/rearm

Wiktionary:

rearmament

The process of rearming. (4 of 5 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rearmament

Random House Dictionary:

equip | equipped [past tense] | equipping [present participle] | equip. | equip.: equipment [sense-specific]

to furnish or provide with whatever is needed for use or for any undertaking; fit out, as a ship or army. | to dress; array. | to furnish with ... (27 of 73 words, 4 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/equip

Encarta Dictionary:

arm [entry 2] | arms [plural] | armed [past tense] | arming [present participle]

to equip a person or a country with weapons | to prepare a weapon so that it's ready to use | to provide somebody with the information or equipment ... (27 of 171 words, 6 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861586803​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Wiktionary:

rearmament

Origin: French réarmement.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/rearmament

Audio references

Macmillan British Dictionary:

rearm [intransitive/transitive] | rearmed [past tense] | rearming [present participle] | rearms [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "rearmament"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/rearm

Macmillan American Dictionary:

rearm [intransitive/transitive] | rearmed [past tense] | rearming [present participle] | rearms [3rd-person singular present]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rearmament"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/rearm

Cambridge Dictionary:

rearm

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "rearmament"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "rearmament"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/rearm

the Free Dictionary:

rearmament

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "rearmament"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "rearmament"

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/rearmament

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

rearmament

Audio: North American pronunciation of "rearmament"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=rearm​002 word=rearmament

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