Armor vs Weapon - What's the difference?

armor | weapon |


As nouns the difference between armor and weapon

is that armor is (uncountable) a protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces while weapon is an instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, eg most guns, missiles, or swords.

As a verb armor

is to equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.

armor

English

Alternative forms

* armour

Noun

(wikipedia) (qualifier)
  • (uncountable) A protective layer over a body, vehicle, or other object intended to deflect or diffuse damaging forces.
  • (uncountable) A natural form of this kind of protection on an animal's body.
  • (uncountable) Metal plate, protecting a ship, military vehicle, or aircraft.
  • (countable) A tank, or other heavy mobile assault vehicle.
  • (military, uncountable) A military formation consisting primarily of tanks or other armoured fighting vehicles, collectively.
  • (hydrology, uncountable) The naturally occurring surface of pebbles, rocks or boulders that line the bed of a waterway or beach and provide protection against erosion.
  • Synonyms

    * (body armour) body armour, body armor, mail, chain mail, plate, suit of armour, suit of armor * (animal) horn, carapace, chitin * (metal plate) armour plate, armor plate * (military) mechanized, cavalry

    Derived terms

    * * composite armour * armour-plated * armour plating * armoury * spaced armour * stand-off armour * suit of armour * reactive armour * explosive reactive armour

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To equip something with armor or a protective coating or hardening.
  • To provide something with an analogous form of protection.
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    weapon

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • An instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, e.g. most guns, missiles, or swords.
  • :
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Old soldiers? , passage=Whether modern, industrial man is less or more warlike than his hunter-gatherer ancestors is impossible to determine.
  • An instrument or other means of harming or exerting control over another.
  • :
  • *
  • *:“[…] it is not fair of you to bring against mankind double weapons  ! Dangerous enough you are as woman alone, without bringing to your aid those gifts of mind suited to problems which men have been accustomed to arrogate to themselves.”
  • *{{quote-news, year=2011, date=January 15, author=Phil Dawkes, work=BBC
  • , title= Stoke 2-0 Bolton , passage=Rory Delap's long throw-ins are a familiar weapon to the Potters' opponents but this does not make them any easier to defend against.}}

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * ADW * assault weapon * ATGW * atomic weapon * AWB * biological weapon * biological-weapon * bioweapon * chemical weapon * cold weapon * conventional weapon * crew-served weapon * cyberweapon * doomsday weapon * murder weapon * nonweapon * nuclear weapon * NWIP * NWS * radiological-weapon * radiological weapon * ranged weapon * section automatic weapon * siege weapon * space weapon * squad automatic weapon * superweapon * superweaponry * thermonuclear weapon * weapon of mass destruction * weaponed * weaponeer * weaponization * weaponize * weapons free * weapons-grade * weapons hold * weapons tight * weaponsmith * WMD