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mis·sile

 (mĭs′əl, -īl′)
n.
1. An object or weapon that is fired, thrown, dropped, or otherwise projected at a target; a projectile.
2. A guided missile.
3. A ballistic missile.

[Latin, from neuter of missilis, able to be thrown, from missus, past participle of mittere, to let go, throw.]

missile

(ˈmɪsaɪl)
n
1. any object or weapon that is thrown at a target or shot from an engine, gun, etc
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a rocket-propelled weapon that flies either in a fixed trajectory (ballistic missile) or in a trajectory that can be controlled during flight (guided missile)
b. (as modifier): a missile carrier.
[C17: from Latin: missilis, from mittere to send]

mis•sile

(ˈmɪs əl; esp. Brit. -aɪl)

n.
1. an object or weapon that is thrown, shot, or otherwise propelled at a target, as a stone, bullet, arrow, or rocket.
adj.
4. capable of being used as a missile.
5. used for discharging missiles.
[1600–10; < Latin, neuter of missilis=mitt(ere) to send, throw + -tilis -tile]

missile

- First an adjective meaning "suitable for throwing."
See also related terms for throwing.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.missile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosivesmissile - a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control
air-to-air missile - a missile designed to be launched from one airplane at another
air-to-ground missile, air-to-surface missile - a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
ballistic missile - a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
guided missile - a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
heat-seeking missile - a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)
nose - a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft); "the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"
rocket, projectile - any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
sidewinder - air-to-air missile with infrared homing device
vane - a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
2.missile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelledmissile - a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
arrow - a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow
boomerang, throw stick, throwing stick - a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower
bullet, slug - a projectile that is fired from a gun
cannon ball, cannonball, round shot - a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
dart - a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
seeker - a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)
pellet, shot - a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear"
spitball - a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"

missile

noun projectile, weapon, shell, rocket nuclear missiles

Missiles

cruise missile, Exocet, guided missile, ICBM or intercontinental ballistic missile, Minuteman, MIRV or multiple independently targeted re-entry vehicle, Patriot, Pershing, Polaris, rocket, Scud, SLBM or submarine-launched ballistic missile, SLCM or sea-launched cruise missile, SS-18, SS-20, standoff missile, Trident, V-1, doodlebug, buzz bomb, or flying bomb, V-2
Translations
صاروخقَذِيفَةٌقَذيفَه
střelaraketa
missilraket
rakett
ohjusrakettiammus
projektil
flugskeytikasthlutur; skeyti, skot
ミサイル
미사일
raketasvaidomasis daiktas/ginklas
raķetešāviņš
izstrelek
missilraket
ขีปนาวุธ
tên lửa

missile

[ˈmɪsaɪl]
A. N
1. (Mil) → misil m
guided missilemisil teledirigido
2. (= object thrown) → proyectil m
B. CPD missile base Nbase f de misiles
missile launcher Nlanzamisiles m inv

missile

[ˈmɪsaɪl] n
(= weapon) → missile m
(= object thrown) → projectile mmissile base nbase f de missilesmissile launcher nlance-missiles m inv

missile

n
(= stone, javelin etc)(Wurf)geschoss nt
(= rocket)Rakete f, → Flugkörper m (form)

missile

:
missile base
nRaketenbasis f
missile defence system (Brit), missile defense system (US)
missile launcher
nAbschuss- or Startrampe f; (= vehicle)Raketenwerfer m
missile site
nRaketenbasis f

missile

[ˈmɪsaɪl] n (Mil) → missile m (frm) (projectile) → proiettile m

missile

(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.

missile

قَذِيفَةٌ střela missil Raketengeschoss πύραυλος misil ohjus missile projektil missile ミサイル 미사일 projectiel missil pocisk míssil ракета missil ขีปนาวุธ füze tên lửa 导弹
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