Weapon vs Haft - What's the difference?

weapon | haft |


As nouns the difference between weapon and haft

is that weapon is an instrument of attack or defense in combat or hunting, eg most guns, missiles, or swords while haft is the handle of a tool or weapon or haft can be (northern english dialect) a piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.

As a verb haft is

to fit a handle to a tool or weapon.

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

    haft

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The handle of a tool or weapon.
  • * Dryden
  • This brandish'd dagger / I'll bury to the haft in her fair breast.
    Synonyms
    * hilt (sword handle ) * stale, stail, stele, steal (axe handle )

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To fit a handle to a tool or weapon.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * heft

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (Northern English dialect) A piece of mountain pasture to which a farm animal has become hefted.