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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grenade(noun)

    a small explosive bomb thrown by hand or fired from a missile


  1. grenade(Noun)

    A pomegranate.

    Etymology: From French grenade, from grenate in the phrase pome grenate, ultimately from Latin pomum granatum. The -d developed in French under influence of Spanish granada.

  2. grenade(Noun)

    A small explosive device, designed to be thrown by hand or launched from a grenade launcher.

    Etymology: From French grenade, from grenate in the phrase pome grenate, ultimately from Latin pomum granatum. The -d developed in French under influence of Spanish granada.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Grenade(noun)

    a hollow ball or shell of iron filled with powder of other explosive, ignited by means of a fuse, and thrown from the hand among enemies

    Etymology: [F. grenade a pomegranate, a grenade, or Sp. granada; orig., filled with seeds. So called from the resemblance of its shape to a pomegranate. See Carnet, Grain a kernel, and cf. Pomegranate.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Grenade

    gre-nād′, n. a small shell of iron or annealed glass, filled with powder and bits of iron, and thrown from the hand, or with a shovel over a parapet. [Fr.,—Sp. granada—L. granatus, full of seeds—granum, a grain, seed.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. grenade

    Now restricted to hand-grenade, weighing about 2 lbs., and the fuze being previously lit, is conveniently thrown by hand from the tops of ships on to an enemy's deck, from the parapet into the ditch, or generally against an enemy otherwise difficult to reach. A number of grenades, moreover, being quilted together with their fuzes outwards, called a "bouquet," is fired short distances with good effect from mortars in the latter stages of a siege.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. grenade

    In gunnery, is a shell thrown from the hand, or in barrels from mortars of large caliber, and ignited as other shells by means of a fuze. There are hand-grenades and rampart-grenades; old 6-pounder spherical-case may be used for the former, and shells of any caliber for the latter. Grenades are useful in the defense of works, the smaller, thrown by hand into the head of a sap, trenches, covered way, or upon the besiegers mounting a breach; the larger kinds are rolled over the parapet in a trough. Hand-grenades are intended to be used against the enemy when he has reached such parts of the defenses (the bottom of the ditch for example) as are not covered by the guns, or the muskets of the infantry posted on the banquettes. After the enemy has passed the abatis and jumped into the ditch, hand-grenades will be used; and then if he mounts the parapet, he must be met there with the bayonet. Ketchum’s hand-grenade is a small oblong percussion shell which explodes on striking the object.

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  2. En garde

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of grenade in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of grenade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of grenade in a Sentence

  1. Emil Limpert:

    There were four guys in there, and two guys got killed, and then the other guy, he got his leg… Oh, hell. I guess he lost his leg. It was slit in four places where a grenade hit between us and I got one in my leg.

  2. Mahahin Khunthong:

    One of us rode the motorcycle and another threw the grenade. There were plans to stage attacks at other locations so that UN intervenes in Thailand, i did not want to do this but in order to support my family I offered to be the driver.

  3. Britt Slabinski:

    When we landed on top of the mountain, my helicopter took rocket-propelled grenade fire right away, bullets the size of your finger passing through there, those are the ones that hit hydraulic fluid, which ultimately took us out of the sky.

  4. Sediq Sediqqi:

    Someone threw a hand grenade and he was apprehended.

  5. Mark Galeotti:

    Usually it is relatively easy to get a pistol or anything up to an assault rifle, but it is much harder to get an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) or a machine gun or the boring things like spare parts for the above. You actually need to have a proper war for these sorts of things to become available and, lo and behold, you have a proper war.

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