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ar·til·ler·y

 (är-tĭl′ə-rē)
n. pl. ar·til·ler·ies
1. Large-caliber weapons, such as cannon, howitzers, and missile launchers, that are operated by crews.
2. The branch of an army that specializes in the use of such weapons.
3. The science of the use of guns; gunnery.
4. Weapons, such as catapults, arbalests, and other early devices, used for discharging missiles.

[Middle English artillerie, from Old French, from artillier, to equip, perhaps alteration of atiller, from Vulgar Latin *apticulāre, from Latin aptāre, to fit, adapt, from aptus, apt; see apt.]

artillery

(ɑːˈtɪlərɪ)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) guns, cannon, howitzers, mortars, etc, of calibre greater than 20 mm
2. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) troops or military units specializing in using such guns
3. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the science dealing with the use of guns
4. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) devices for discharging heavy missiles, such as catapults or slings
[C14: from Old French artillerie, from artillier to equip with weapons, of uncertain origin]

ar•til•ler•y

(ɑrˈtɪl ə ri)

n.
1. mounted projectile-firing guns or missile launchers, light or heavy, as distinguished from small arms.
2. the troops or the branch of an army concerned with the use and service of such weapons.
3. the science that treats of the use of such weapons.
[1350–1400; < Anglo-French, Middle French artillerie < Old French artillier to equip, aim, alter. of atillier to set in order < Vulgar Latin *apticulāre < Latin aptāre to put on; see adapt]

artillery

- A poetic term for thunder and lightning.
See also related terms for lightning.

artillery

1. the science of the manufacture and use of large guns.
2. the guns themselves. — artillerist, artilleryman, n.
See also: Weaponry
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.artillery - large but transportable armamentartillery - large but transportable armament  
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
cannon - a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
field artillery, field gun - movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)
four-pounder - an artillery gun that throws a shot weighing four pounds
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
battery - a collection of related things intended for use together; "took a battery of achievement tests"
2.artillery - an army unit that uses big gunsartillery - an army unit that uses big guns  
army unit - a military unit that is part of an army
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
battery - group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place
3.artillery - a means of persuading or arguingartillery - a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his conversational weapons"
persuasion, suasion - the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action

artillery

noun big guns, battery, cannon, ordnance, gunnery, cannonry the sound of artillery fire
Translations
سِلاح المَدْفَعِّيَّهمَدْفَعِّيَّه
dělostřelectvo
artilleri
tykistö
tüzérség
fallbyssur og önnur stórskotaliîstækistórskotaliî
artilerija
artilērija
delostrelectvo
topništvo
artilleri
ağır silahlarbüyük toplartopçu sınıfı

artillery

[ɑːˈtɪlərɪ] N (= guns, troops etc) → artillería f

artillery

[ɑːrˈtɪləri] nartillerie f

artillery

n (= weapons, troops)Artillerie f

artillery

[ɑːˈtɪlərɪ] nartiglieria

artillery

(aːˈtiləri) noun
1. large guns.
2. (often with capital) the part of an army which looks after and fires such guns.
References in classic literature ?
The third, in an artillery uniform, was sitting on a box beside them.
Oh, I wasn't long in the artillery, maybe they'll put me into the infantry or the cavalry.
In point of grazing, plunging, oblique, or enfilading, or point-blank firing, the English, French, and Prussians have nothing to learn; but their cannon, howitzers, and mortars are mere pocket-pistols compared with the formidable engines of the American artillery.
At midday the Russian baggage train, the artillery, and columns of troops were defiling through the town of Enns on both sides of the bridge.
AN Artillery Regiment of a State Militia applied to the Governor for wooden guns to practise with.
The great fire of our muskets and artillery broke them immediately.
The Ripley gunners, unseasoned artillery volunteers who ought never to have been placed in such a position, fired one wild, premature, ineffectual volley, and bolted on horse and foot through the deserted village, while the Martian, without using his Heat-Ray, walked serenely over their guns, stepped gin- gerly among them, passed in front of them, and so came unexpectedly upon the guns in Painshill Park, which he destroyed.
In the most calm and serene weather, and at all times of the day or night, successive reports are now and then heard among these mountains, resembling the discharge of several pieces of artillery.
so often mentioned by Ovid; or, as they are sometimes called in our own language, the whole artillery of love.
Madame Granson, widow of a lieutenant-colonel of artillery killed at Jena, possessed, as her whole means of livelihood, a meagre pension of nine hundred francs a year, and three hundred francs from property of her own, plus a son whose support and education had eaten up all her savings.
The cities of Germany are absolutely free, they own but little country around them, and they yield obedience to the emperor when it suits them, nor do they fear this or any other power they may have near them, because they are fortified in such a way that every one thinks the taking of them by assault would be tedious and difficult, seeing they have proper ditches and walls, they have sufficient artillery, and they always keep in public depots enough for one year's eating, drinking, and firing.
The enthusiastic seemed in the wildness of the Walpurgisnacht to hear the rattle of artillery at Gravelotte.