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guid·ed missile

A self-propelled missile that can be guided while it is in flight.

guided missile

(Military) a missile, esp one that is rocket-propelled, having a flight path controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal preset or self-actuating homing devices. See also command guidance, field guidance, homing guidance, inertial guidance, terrestrial guidance

guid′ed mis′sile

an aerial missile, as a rocket, steered during its flight by radio signals, clockwork controls, etc.

guided missile

An unmanned vehicle moving above the surface of the Earth whose trajectory or flight path is capable of being altered by an external or internal mechanism. See also aerodynamic missile; ballistic missile.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devicesguided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
ABM, antiballistic missile - a defensive missile designed to shoot down incoming intercontinental ballistic missiles; "the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks placed limits on the deployment of ABMs"
buzz bomb, flying bomb, robot bomb, V-1, doodlebug - a small jet-propelled winged missile that carries a bomb
Exocet - a guided missile developed by the French government for use against ships
guidance device, guidance system - a system of equipment for automatically guiding the path of a vehicle (especially a missile)
homing device - the mechanism in a guided missile that guides it toward its objective
missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
space probe - a rocket-propelled guided missile that can escape the earth's atmosphere; makes observations of the solar system that cannot be made by terrestrial observation
SAM, surface-to-air missile - a guided missile fired from land or shipboard against an airborne target
payload, warhead, load - the front part of a guided missile or rocket or torpedo that carries the nuclear or explosive charge or the chemical or biological agents
صاروخ موجَّهقَذيفَه مُوَجَّهَه
řízená střela
fjernstyret raket
irányított lövedék
fjarstÿrt flugskeytistÿriflaug
riadená strela
güdümlü mermigüdümlü mermi/roket

guided missile

guided missile

nmissile m teleguidato


(gaid) verb
1. to lead, direct or show the way. I don't know how to get to your house – I'll need someone to guide me; Your comments guided me in my final choice.
2. to control the movement of. The teacher guided the child's hand as she wrote.
1. a person who shows the way to go, points out interesting things etc. A guide will show you round the castle.
2. (also ˈguidebook) a book which contains information for tourists. a guide to Rome.
3. (usually with capital) a Girl Guide.
4. something which informs, directs or influences.
ˈguidance noun
advice towards doing something. a project prepared under the guidance of the professor.
ˈguideline noun
(usually in plural) an indication as to how something should be done.
guided missile
an explosive rocket which can be guided to its target by radio waves.


(ˈmisail) noun
1. a weapon or object which is thrown or fired from a gun, bow etc.
2. a rocket-powered weapon carrying an explosive charge. a ground-to-air missile.
guided missile
a rocket-powered missile which is directed to its target by a built-in device or by radio waves etc.
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