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am·mu·ni·tion

 (ăm′yə-nĭsh′ən)
n.
1. Projectiles, such as bullets and shot, together with their fuses and primers, that can be fired from guns or otherwise propelled.
2. Nuclear, biological, chemical, or explosive materials, such as rockets or grenades, that are used as weapons.
3. Objects used as missiles in offense or defense: Rocks were my only ammunition against the bear.
4. A means of attacking or defending an argument, thesis, or point of view.

[Obsolete French amunition, from l'amunition, the provisioning, alteration of la munition, from Old French, from Latin mūnītiō, mūnītiōn-, fortification; see munition.]

ammunition

(ˌæmjʊˈnɪʃən)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) any projectiles, such as bullets, rockets, etc, that can be discharged from a weapon
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) bombs, missiles, chemicals, biological agents, nuclear materials, etc, capable of use as weapons
3. any means of defence or attack, as in an argument
[C17: from obsolete French amunition, by mistaken division from earlier la munition; see munition]

am•mu•ni•tion

(ˌæm yəˈnɪʃ ən)

n.
1. fired or detonated material used in combat, as rockets or bombs, and esp. bullets or shells fired by guns.
2. the means of detonating such material, as primers or fuzes.
3. any weapon used in a conflict.
4. any material used to defend or attack a viewpoint, claim, etc.: These statistics are my ammunition.
[1620–30; < Middle French amonitions, amunitions (pl.) military supplies (a- a-5 + munition < Latin; see munition)]

ammunition

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gunammunition - projectiles to be fired from a gun  
belt ammunition, belted ammunition, belt - ammunition (usually of small caliber) loaded in flexible linked strips for use in a machine gun
cartridge - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or handgun
canister, canister shot, case shot - a metallic cylinder packed with shot and used as ammunition in a firearm
powder and shot - ammunition consisting of gunpowder and bullets for muskets
one shot, round, unit of ammunition - a charge of ammunition for a single shot
shell - ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
tracer bullet, tracer - ammunition whose flight can be observed by a trail of smoke
arms, implements of war, munition, weaponry, weapons system - weapons considered collectively
2.ammunition - any nuclear or chemical or biological material that can be used as a weapon of mass destructionammunition - any nuclear or chemical or biological material that can be used as a weapon of mass destruction
material, stuff - the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object; "coal is a hard black material"; "wheat is the stuff they use to make bread"
3.ammunition - information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpointammunition - information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint; "his admission provided ammunition for his critics"
info, information - a message received and understood

ammunition

noun
1. munitions, rounds, shot, shells, powder, explosives, cartridges, armaments, materiel, shot and shell He had only seven rounds of ammunition for the revolver.
2. evidence, facts, information, material, arguments, fuel The improved trade figures have given the government fresh ammunition.
Translations
ذَخِيرةذَخِيرَه
municestřelivo
ammunition
ammukset
municija
lõszerlőszermuníció
skotfæri
弾薬
탄약
amunicija
munīcija
strelivo
municija
ammunition
อาวุธยุทธภัณฑ์
đạn dược

ammunition

[ˌæmjʊˈnɪʃən]
A. N
1. (lit) → munición f
2. (fig) → argumentos mpl
B. CPD ammunition belt Ncartuchera f, canana f
ammunition dump Ndepósito m de municiones
ammunition pouch Ncartuchera f
ammunition store Ndepósito m de municiones

ammunition

[ˌæmjʊˈnɪʃən ] n
(lit) (for weapons)munitions fpl ammunition depot, ammunition clip, ammunition belt, ammunition dump
(in argument, discussion)armes fpl
The figures are likely to provide ammunition for the government's critics → Les chiffres sont susceptibles de fournir des armes aux détracteurs du gouvernement.ammunition belt nceinturon mammunition clip nchargeur mammunition depot ndépôt m de munitionsammunition dump ndépôt m de munitions

ammunition

n (lit, fig)Munition f

ammunition

:
ammunition belt
nPatronengurt m
ammunition dump
ammunition pouch
nMunitionsbeutel m

ammunition

[ˌæmjʊˈnɪʃn] nmunizioni fpl (fig) → arma

ammunition

(ӕmjuˈniʃən) noun
things used in the firing of a gun etc (eg bullets, gunpowder, shells). How long will the soldiers' ammunition last?

ammunition

ذَخِيرة střelivo ammunition Munition πυρομαχικά munición ammukset munitions municija munizioni 弾薬 탄약 munitie ammunisjon amunicja munição боеприпасы ammunition อาวุธยุทธภัณฑ์ cephane đạn dược 弹药
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The next day Plesser and two other Germans came down overland for ammunition.
Into this fence or fortress, with infinite labour, I carried all my riches, all my provisions, ammunition, and stores, of which you have the account above; and I made a large tent, which to preserve me from the rains that in one part of the year are very violent there, I made double - one smaller tent within, and one larger tent above it; and covered the uppermost with a large tarpaulin, which I had saved among the sails.
She had seen the arrival of the caravan of books and arms, and ammunition, and the balance of the heterogeneous collection which I had crammed into the cabin of the iron mole for trans-portation to Pellucidar.
The ammunition blew up, the pine trees all about the guns flashed into fire, and only one or two of the men who were already running over the crest of the hill escaped.