projectiles to be fired from a gun
any nuclear or chemical or biological material that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction
information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint
"his admission provided ammunition for his critics"
Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.
Origin: amunition, for munition, probably caused by taking "la munition" as "l'amunition". See munition.
military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense
articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc
any stock of missiles, literal or figurative
to provide with ammunition
Origin: [F. amunition, for munition, prob. caused by taking la munition as l'amunition. See Munition.]
Ammunition is gunpowder and artillery, or broadly anything that can be used in combat including bombs, missiles, warheads, landmines, naval mines, and anti-personnel mines. The word comes from the French la munition which is all material used for war. The collective term for all types of ammunition is munitions. The purpose of ammunition is to project force against a selected target. However, the nature of ammunition use also includes delivery or combat supporting munitions such as pyrotechnic or incendiary compounds. Since the design of the cartridge, the meaning has been transferred to the assembly of a projectile and its propellant in a single package. Ammunition involves the application of fire to targets, general use of weapons by personnel, explosives and propellants, cartridge systems, high explosive projectiles, warheads, shaped charge forms of attack on armour and aircraft, carrier projectiles, fuzes, mortar ammunition, small arms ammunition, grenades, mines, pyrotechnics, improved conventional munitions, and terminally guided munition.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
am-mūn-ish′un, n. anything used for munition or defence: military stores, formerly of all kinds (as still in the word used adjectively, as in ammunition wagon, &c.), now esp. powder, balls, bombs, &c.—v.t. to supply with ammunition. [O. Fr. amunition. See Munition.]
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
This word had an infinite variety of meanings. It includes every description of warlike stores, comprehending not only the ordnance, but the powder, balls, bullets, cartridges, and equipments.--Ammunition bread, that which is for the supply of armies or garrisons.--Ammunition chest, a box placed abaft near the stern or in the tops of men-of-war, to contain ammunition, for the arms therein placed, in readiness for immediate action.--Ammunition shoes, those made for soldiers and sailors, and particularly for use by those frequenting the magazine, being soft and free from metal.--Ammunition waggon, a close cart for conveying military effects.--Ammunition wife, a name applied to women of doubtful character.
Military Dictionary and Gazetteer
Is a term which comprehends gunpowder, and all the various projectiles and pyrotechnical composition and stores used in the service. See Ordnance, Ammunition for.
The numerical value of ammunition in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of ammunition in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
Examples of ammunition in a Sentence
We gave him as much information and ammunition as he needed.
It would give ammunition for Iran to say the U.S. is not reliable.
There are huge amounts of cash floating around, weapons and ammunition.
There was absolutely no weapon, and no ammunition on board the aircraft.
It's not like someone walking off the street can get in and buy ammunition.
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- муниции, боеприпасиBulgarian
- πυρομαχικά, πολεμοφόδιαGreek
- ampumatarvikkeet, ammuksetFinnish
- balle, munitionsFrench
- muníció, lőszerHungarian
- 弾薬, 飛び道具Japanese
- 彈藥, 탄약Korean
- schietvoorraad, ammunitie, munitieDutch
- bikʼáʼNavajo, Navaho
- боевой припас, амуниция, боеприпасRussian
- municija, streljivo, муницијаSerbo-Croatian
- mühimmat, cephaneTurkish
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