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si·lo

 (sī′lō)
n. pl. si·los
1.
a. A usually tall cylindrical structure, typically next to a barn, in which silage is produced and stored.
b. Any of several other structures or containers used for the same purpose, such as a covered trench or a polyethylene bag.
2. An underground shelter for a missile, usually equipped to launch the missile or to raise it into a launching position.
tr.v. si·loed, si·lo·ing, si·los
To store in a silo.

[Spanish.]

silo

(ˈsaɪləʊ)
n, pl -los
1. (Agriculture) a pit, trench, horizontal container, or tower, often cylindrical in shape, in which silage is made and stored
2. (Military) a strengthened underground position in which missile systems are sited for protection against attack
[C19: from Spanish, perhaps from Celtic]

si•lo

(ˈsaɪ loʊ)

n., pl. -los, n.
1. a structure, typically cylindrical, in which fodder or forage is kept.
2. a pit or underground space for storing grain, greens, etc.
3. an underground installation constructed of concrete and steel, designed to house a ballistic missile.
v.t.
4. to put into or preserve in a silo.
[1825–35; < Sp]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.silo - a cylindrical tower used for storing silagesilo - a cylindrical tower used for storing silage
tower - a structure taller than its diameter; can stand alone or be attached to a larger building
2.silo - military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired
military installation - any facility servicing military forces
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"
Translations
silo

silo

[ˈsaɪləʊ] N (silos (pl)) (gen) → silo m

silo

[ˈsaɪləʊ] nsilo m

silo

nSilo nt; (for missile) → (Raketen)silo nt

silo

[ˈsaɪləʊ] nsilo
References in classic literature ?
It's lucky harvest will be over; silo filling, too," was his only comment.
To an Earth man they would have immediately suggested the silos in which dairy farmers store ensilage for their herds; but closer scrutiny, revealing an occasional embrasured opening together with the strange construction of the domes, would have altered such a conclusion.
Simultaneously one should also consider a possibility of forming of an arch in the silo chamber, which entails an exceptional state of loading that is not quantitatively formulated in the relevant design standards.
On July 12, 2012, the Fire Department was called to RJ Paquette Concrete, where a worker was trapped in a silo.
We will expand on the original Silo platform through Knighthead Funding by having institutional support for an existing platform with previously proven results", said Jonathan Daniel, Principal at Knighthead Funding.
Each silo seems to have its own story, so the guess is that there will be more for fans.
Recent selections ranged from a CBC News feature about a Canadian man living in a converted grain silo to a Woodworking Network piece concerning OSHA's recently released combustible dust firefighting guide.
In order to determine the dust and streamer content at the silo outlet, Pelletron analyzed 50-lb material samples from the silos at various fill levels in its test lab.
The video on state television only showed a single silo.
George Lefever of Loveland, whose father built the silo in 1941 told the Times-Call that he liked the Oskar Blues plan.
Its size was largest (4m in diameter) in the lowest phase and diminished as it was rebuilt (Figure 7; Silo C568, see Table 2).