What does artillery mean?

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ɑrˈtɪl ə riar·tillery

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. artillery, heavy weapon, gun, ordnance(noun)

    large but transportable armament

  2. artillery, artillery unit(noun)

    an army unit that uses big guns

  3. weapon, artillery(noun)

    a means of persuading or arguing

    "he used all his conversational weapons"

Wiktionary

  1. artillery(Noun)

    Large cannon like weapons, transportable and usually operated by more than one person.

    Etymology: artillerie, from artillerie.

  2. artillery(Noun)

    A unit of the army, that uses such weapons.

    Etymology: artillerie, from artillerie.

  3. artillery(Noun)

    Gunnery.

    Etymology: artillerie, from artillerie.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Artillery(noun)

    munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows

    Etymology: [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie, arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns, ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm, prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art. See Art.]

  2. Artillery(noun)

    cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars, howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls, bombs, and shot of all kinds

    Etymology: [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie, arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns, ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm, prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art. See Art.]

  3. Artillery(noun)

    the men and officers of that branch of the army to which the care and management of artillery are confided

    Etymology: [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie, arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns, ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm, prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art. See Art.]

  4. Artillery(noun)

    the science of artillery or gunnery

    Etymology: [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie, arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns, ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm, prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art. See Art.]

Freebase

  1. Artillery

    Artillery is a weapon of war that operates by projection of munitions far beyond the effective range of personal weapons. Artillery comprise specialised devices which use some form of stored energy to operate, whether mechanical, chemical, or electromagnetic. Originally designed to breach fortifications, they have evolved from nearly static installations intended to reduce a single obstacle to highly mobile weapons of great flexibility in which now reposes the greater portion of a modern army's offensive capabilities. Originally artillery was any group of infantry primarily armed with projectile weapons. Since the development of cannon, the word "artillery" in practice has largely meant cannon; in contemporary usage it usually refers to shell-firing guns, howitzers, mortars, and rockets. In common speech the word artillery is individual devices, together with their accessories and fittings, although these assemblages are more properly called equipment. By association, artillery may also refer to the arm of service that customarily operates such engines. Artillery is the most lethal form of land-based armament; in the Napoleonic Wars, World War I and World War II the vast majority of combat deaths were caused by artillery. In 1944, Joseph Stalin said in a speech that artillery was "the God of War".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Artillery

    är-til′ėr-i, n. offensive weapons of war, esp. cannon, mortars, &c.: the men who manage them: a branch of the military service: gunnery.—ns. Artill′erist, one skilled in artillery or gunnery; Artill′ery-man, a soldier of the artillery. [O. Fr. artillerie, artiller, to arm; through a supposed Low L. artillāre—L. ars, artis, art.]

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Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. artillery

    Artillery was formerly synonymous with archery, but now comprehends every description of ordnance, guns, mortars, fire-arms, and all their appurtenances. The term is also applied to the noble corps destined to that service: as also to the theory and practice of the science of projectiles: it was moreover given to all kinds of missile weapons, and the translators of the Bible make Jonathan give his "artillery unto his lad."

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. artillery

    In a general sense, signifies all sorts of great guns or cannon, mortars, howitzers, petards, and the like, together with all the apparatus and stores thereto belonging, which are not only taken into the field, but likewise to sieges, and made use of both to attack and defend fortified places; also the officers and men of that branch of the army to which the care and management of such machines have been confided. (See Ordnance.) Artillery, in a particular sense, signifies the science of artillery or gunnery, which art includes a knowledge of surveying, leveling, geometry, trigonometry, conic sections, laws of motion, mechanics, fortifications, and projectiles. See Battery, Field Battery, Field Artillery, Siege Artillery.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of artillery in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of artillery in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of artillery in a Sentence

  1. Oleg Shiryayev:

    The fighting is continuing now the way it did before, they continue to attack us, shell us; they use artillery, mortars.

  2. Petro Poroshenko:

    They left with military vehicles, tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery pieces and military trucks with personnel on them.

  3. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan:

    We told the Russian authorities you are not party to this it is totally the regime and do not stand in our way. Because we have martyrs, we can not remain silent. We will continue to respond, including with our F-16s, our howitzers, our artillery, it is all in the field firing on the targets determined by our national intelligence.

  4. Veronique Martin:

    This inscription is a mystery and it is for this that we are launching the appeal, these dates correspond more or less to the years that various artillery batteries that protected Brest and notably Corbeau Fort which is right next to it.

  5. Rida Issa:

    Our forces have...targeted militants with artillery and air force around Ouagadougou complex, Ghiza Asskariya district, and in the city center, they have targeted Islamic State members, vehicles, ammunition stores, and control rooms.

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