What does missile mean?

Definitions for missile
ˈmɪs əl; esp. Brit. -aɪlmis·sile

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. missile(noun)

    a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control

  2. projectile, missile(noun)

    a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled

GCIDE

  1. Missile(n.)

    A rocket-propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive materials to a target.

    Etymology: [L. missile.]

Wiktionary

  1. missile(Noun)

    An object intended to be launched into the air at a target.

    Etymology: From missilis, neuter missile, in plural missilia, from mittere.

  2. missile(Noun)

    A self-propelled projectile whose trajectory can be adjusted after having been launched.

    Etymology: From missilis, neuter missile, in plural missilia, from mittere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Missile(adj)

    capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or rngine, so as to strike an object at a distance

    Etymology: [L. missils, fr. mittere, missum, to cause to go, to send, to throw; cf. Lith. mesti to throw: cf. F. missile. Cf. Admit, Dismiss, Mass the religious service, Message, Mission.]

  2. Missile(noun)

    a weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projcted, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet

    Etymology: [L. missils, fr. mittere, missum, to cause to go, to send, to throw; cf. Lith. mesti to throw: cf. F. missile. Cf. Admit, Dismiss, Mass the religious service, Message, Mission.]

Freebase

  1. Missile

    In a modern military, a missile is a self-propelled guided weapon system, as opposed to a unguided self-propelled munition, referred to as just a rocket . Missiles have four system components: targeting and/or guidance, flight system, engine, and warhead. Missiles come in types adapted for different purposes: surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missiles, surface-to-air missiles, air-to-air missiles, and anti-satellite missiles. All known existing missiles are designed to be propelled during powered flight by chemical reactions inside a rocket engine, jet engine, or other type of engine. Non-self-propelled airborne explosive devices are generally referred to as shells and usually have a shorter range than missiles. An ordinary English-language usage predating guided weapons is simply any thrown object, such as items thrown at players by rowdy spectators at a sporting event.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Missile

    mis′il, adj. that may be thrown from the hand or from any instrument.—n. a weapon thrown by the hand. [L. missilismittĕre, missum, to throw.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. missile

    Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling, or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or engine; as, to wing the missile dart.

  2. missile

    A weapon thrown or intended to be thrown, for doing execution; as, a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'missile' in Nouns Frequency: #1921

Anagrams for missile »

  1. smilies

  2. similes

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of missile in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of missile in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of missile in a Sentence

  1. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe:

    For the North Korean issue, I'd like to underscore the importance of achieving the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization, as well as the abandonment of missile programs of North Korea.

  2. Singapore Carter:

    I've dealt with him, his father and his grandfather, they all had in common the determination to make North Korea able to stand on North Korea own. ... He's the one who has intensified missile launches. He's the one who has intensified the nuclear program.

  3. Moon Hong-sik:

    The missile testing is not just done in Tongchang-ri so it does not necessarily mean all ICBMs (intercontinental ballistic missiles) will be disabled. But the most well-known one is this, so there is a great symbolic meaning if this is shut down.

  4. Ronald Reagan:

    The vote on the Peacekeeper is also a vote on Geneva. Rejecting the Peacekeeper will knock the legs out from under the negotiating table. (On importance of the MX missile)

  5. Bruce Bennett:

    The North doesn't seem to be quite at the place to test an ICBM (intercontinental ballistic missile).

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