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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.
Work is also underway to implement a contract on fixing the holes in the walls of al-Sbeineh silo caused by mortar shells as SYP 994 thousands of the contract's value were paid according to the emergency plan of the current year.
The cylindrical shell of the silo rests on a reinforced concrete ring monolithically connected with the bottom in the shape of a truncated cone with its side surface inclined at an angle of 39[degrees] to the vertical.
While noting that the Silo Complexes will further create jobs, stimulate production, operate profitably, create wealth for the farmers, Ogbeh said it would strengthen the growth of the futures market and the application of other financial derivatives, as well as increase export
One of organizations' most frequent requests is for help in breaking down their organizational silos. Despite the fact that silos between teams, departments, or even subsidiaries are omnipresent, few organizations hope that they will disappear easily, since it is known how difficult this is.
The company is in the process of evaluating the structural integrity of the damaged silo, and similar evaluations will be conducted on the other two silos at Elk Creek.
Second, Conair's new truck-fill line-proofing system (pictured) prevents trucks from connecting to any silo line until the correct line is confirmed and remotely unlocked by an authorized user.
In Kisumu silos, a total of 200,358 bags were delivered against Ministry of Agriculture approval of 148,770 and hence 51,588 bags was oversupplied.INSECT DAMAGEGrading analysis carried out by the regional quality and pest control officer in the bottom silo bins revealed high heat and insect damage on the maize while some were mouldy with moisture content of 16.4 per cent.
Operations can use this unique solution to help reduce structural stress when loading or emptying a silo. It is a valuable preventive maintenance tool that can alert to the need for inspection or cleaning.
The distribution of wall pressure depends on the silo type.