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mu·ni·tion

 (myo͞o-nĭsh′ən)
n. often munitions
War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition.
tr.v. mu·ni·tioned, mu·ni·tion·ing, mu·ni·tions
To supply with munitions.

[Middle English municion, privilege supported by a document, from Old French, fortification, from Latin mūnītiō, mūnītiōn-, from mūnītus, past participle of mūnīre, to defend, from moenia, defensive walls of a town.]

munitions

(mjuːˈnɪʃənz)
pl n
(Military) (sometimes singular) military equipment and stores, esp ammunition
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munitions

plural noun ammunition, supplies, weapons, equipment, gear the shortage of men and munitions
Translations
ذَخائِر، مَعَدّات
válečný materiál
ammunition
hadianyag
hergögn, vopn og skotfæri
munīcija

munitions

[mjuːˈnɪʃənz]
A. NPLmuniciones fpl
B. CPD munitions dump Npolvorín m, depósito m de municiones
munitions factory Nfábrica f de municiones

munitions

[mjuːˈnɪʃənz] nplmunitions fplmunitions dump ndépôt m de munitionsmunitions factory nfabrique f de munitions

munitions

[mjuːˈnɪʃnz] nplmunizioni fpl

munitions

(mjuˈniʃənz) noun plural
weapons and ammunition used in war.
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Those who hold this belief say that herein lies the explanation that Dilsberg, besieged by Tilly and many a soldier before him, was never taken: after the longest and closest sieges the besiegers were astonished to perceive that the besieged were as fat and hearty as ever, and were well furnished with munitions of war--therefore it must be that the Dilsbergers had been bringing these things in through the subterranean passage all the time.
At length the Goletta fell, and the fort fell, before which places there were seventy-five thousand regular Turkish soldiers, and more than four hundred thousand Moors and Arabs from all parts of Africa, and in the train of all this great host such munitions and engines of war, and so many pioneers that with their hands they might have covered the Goletta and the fort with handfuls of earth.
The different weapons--furniture, cookery, provisions, in short, all the various munitions of war, together with a body of reserve forces--were ready along the whole line.
There seemed to be a great ruck of men and munitions spread about in the forest and in the fields.
Fouquet wishes to fortify Belle-Isle; but, at all events, here are some spiritual munitions for the castle.
The company was to fit them out, and keep them supplied with the requisite equipments and munitions, and they were to yield one half of the produce of their hunting and trapping.
An idea occurred to him; he ran in search of a fagot in his bellringer's den, placed on this fagot a great many bundles of laths, and many rolls of lead, munitions which he had not employed so far, and having arranged this pile in front of the hole to the two gutters, he set it on fire with his lantern.
It is obvious that there would have been even less reason to expect a disturbance among the people if after the battle of Borodino, when the surrender of Moscow became certain or at least probable, Rostopchin instead of exciting the people by distributing arms and broadsheets had taken steps to remove all the holy relics, the gunpowder, munitions, and money, and had told the population plainly that the town would be abandoned.
They know exactly what munitions are reaching our shores from abroad, they know how we are paying for them, they know exactly our financial condition, they know all about our new guns, they know just how many men we could send over to France to-morrow and how many we could get through in three months' time.
There were large bodies of cavalry and infantry, endless streams of artillery wagons and guns, and countless horse-drawn covered vehicles laden with camp equipage, munitions, and provisions.
Many of our houses, both public and private, with their almost innumerable apartments, their huge halls and their cellars for the storage of wines and other munitions of peace, appear to be extravagantly large for their inhabitants.
They carry all their munitions into calling-overs and directly afterwards, having dodged such prepostors as are on the lookout for fags at cricket, the four set off at a smart trot down the Lawford footpath, straight for Caldecott's Spinney and the hawk's nest.