An arsenal is a place where arms and ammunition are made, maintained and repaired, stored, issued to authorized users, or any combination of those. Over the centuries, this has included every variant of such a place, whether privately or publicly owned (with the latter in older royal and modern state-owned versions).

Armories and arsenals are both places where arms or ammunition may be made, maintained and repaired, stored, or issued. The usage differences between the names is mainly a matter of historical linguistic development. It is a common principle in natural language that synonyms have subtle connotative boundaries (albeit ones that may be somewhat permeable over time and distance).

Read more about Arsenal:  Etymology, Types, Operational Subdivision

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Arsenal - Operational Subdivision
... The usual subdivision of branches in a great arsenal is into storekeeping, construction and administration ... In a second-class arsenal there would be workshops instead of these factories ... the head of administration would be classed as the chief director of the arsenal, officials military and civil, non-commissioned officers and military artificers, civilian foremen, workmen and ...
2002–03 Arsenal F.C. Season - Premier League - March–May
... "I've always plumped for Arsenal, until now ... grabs." —Manager Graham Taylor, 5 April 2003 On 2 March 2003, Arsenal opened up an eight-point lead at the top of the table, winning 2–0 against Charlton Athletic ... was enough for Irish bookmaker Paddy Power to pay out on punters backing Arsenal retaining the lead, despite Manchester United having a game in hand ...
2002–03 Arsenal F.C. Season - Premier League - August–October
... working for nothing." —Leeds midfielder Olivier Dacourt, 28 September 2002 Arsenal began the season with a 2–0 home victory against promoted ... in their next match at West Ham United earned Arsenal a point, having trailed 2–0 in the first half ... days later, a 5–2 win against West Bromwich Albion moved Arsenal to the top of the league table ...
Manuel Almunia
... He was Arsenal's first choice golkeeper following the departure of Jens Lehmann, although after Arsenal's 3–2 defeat to West Bromwich Albion in 2010, Wojciech Szczęsny and Łukasz Fabiański ...
2002–03 Arsenal F.C. Season - FA Community Shield
... As Premier League and FA Cup winners, Arsenal contested the 2002 FA Community Shield against league runners-up Liverpool ... Gilberto Silva, making his debut for Arsenal in the second half as a substitute, scored the winning goal, in a match where the team missed numerous chances ... Final 11 August 2002 (2002-08-11) Arsenal 1–0 Liverpool Cardiff 1400 BST Gilberto Silva 68' Report Stadium Millennium Stadium Attendance 67,337 Referee Alan Wiley ...

Famous quotes containing the word arsenal:

    We have the men—the skill—the wealth—and above all, the will.... We must be the great arsenal of democracy.
    Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882–1945)

    We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons.... If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear’s work, that is its affair.... We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.
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    Harry S. Truman (1884–1972)