What does SILO mean?

Definitions for SILOˈsaɪ loʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. silo(noun)

    a cylindrical tower used for storing silage

  2. silo(noun)

    military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired


  1. silo(Noun)

    A vertical building, usually circular, used for the storage of grain.

  2. silo(Noun)

    An underground bunker used to hold missiles which may be launched.

  3. silo(Noun)

    An approach to data systems management in which information is "stove-piped", considered to be outdated and inferior to the integrating approach of modern informatics.

  4. silo(Verb)

    To store in a silo.

  5. Origin: From silo, from zilo, zulo, from sirus, (compare Latin siromastes, from Ancient Greek σειρομάστης), from Ancient Greek σιρός.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Silo(noun)

    a pit or vat for packing away green fodder for winter use so as to exclude air and outside moisture. See Ensilage

  2. Origin: [F.]


  1. SILO

    The SPARC Improved bootLOader is the bootloader used by the SPARC port of the Linux operating system; it can also be used for Solaris as a replacement for the standard Solaris boot loader. SILO generally looks similar to the basic version of LILO, giving a "boot:" prompt, at which the user can press the Tab key to see the available images to boot. The configuration file format is reasonably similar to LILO's, as well as some of the command-line options. However, SILO differs significantly from LILO because it reads and parses the configuration file at boot time, so it is not necessary to re-run it after every change to the file or to the installed kernel images. SILO is able to access ext2, ext3, UFS, romfs and ISO 9660 file systems, enabling it to boot arbitrary kernels from them. SILO also has support for transparent decompression of gzipped vmlinux images, making the bzImage format unnecessary on SPARC Linux. SILO is loaded from the SPARC PROM. Licensed under the terms of the GNU General Public License.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Silo

    sī′lō, n. a pit for packing and storing green crops for fodder in the state known as ensilage.—v.t. to preserve in a silo. [Sp.,—L. sirus—Gr. siros, a pit.]

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. silo

    The FIFO input-character buffer in an RS-232 line card. So called from DEC terminology used on DH and DZ line cards for the VAX and PDP-11, presumably because it was a storage space for fungible stuff that went in at the top and came out at the bottom.

Editors Contribution

  1. silo

    A type of building and structure created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles and used for a variety of purposes.

    A silo is currently used to store silage, store grain and cement, perhaps as technology and science evolves they will have different designs and purposes.

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Anagrams for SILO »

  1. Lois, oils, soil

  2. Oils


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of SILO in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of SILO in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Pinkerton President Jack Zahran:

    If you look at how our clients are operating, they're more global, and things are more connected, you can't just look at your country in a silo anymore because things happening around the world are going to start impacting you directly and indirectly.

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