Missile


Missile
Missile Mis"sile, n. [L. missile.] 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet. [1913 Webster]

2. A rocket-propelled device designed to fly through the air and deliver a warhead of explosive materials to a target. [PJC]

Note: Numerous types of rocket-propelled missile[2] are now used in modern warfare. Some types with names indicating their range or function are: {antiaircraft missile}; {ballistic missile}; {cruise missile}; {antiballistic missile missile}; {air-to-air missile}; {air-to-ground missile}; {guided missile}; {intercontinental ballistic missile} (IBM); {intermediate range ballistic missile} (IRBM); {surface-to-air missile}.


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Missile M-51 — Missile M51 Pour les articles homonymes, voir M51. M51 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • missile — [ misil ] n. m. • 1949; mot angl., du lat. missile « projectile »; XVIe « arme de trait » 1 ♦ Projectile autopropulsé et téléguidé, à charge classique ou nucléaire. ⇒ engin, fusée. Missile balistique à ogive nucléaire. ⇒aussi MIRV. Missile… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Missile M-4 — Missile M4 Pour les articles homonymes, voir M4. M4 A/M4 B …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Missile S2 — exposé au Musée de l air et de l espace au Bourget. Le S2 est le premier missile balistique français à être développé avec un premier vol d essai en 1965. Il s agit d un missile à portée intermédiaire (en anglais IRBM : Intermediate Range… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Missile X — Geheimauftrag Neutronenbombe Directed by Leslie H. Martinson Starring Peter Graves Release date(s) 1978 …   Wikipedia

  • Missile Me! — Studio album by Guitar Wolf Released Japan, July 199 …   Wikipedia

  • missile — (n.) thing thrown or discharged as a weapon, is 1650s, from missile (adj.), 1610s, capable of being thrown, chiefly in phrase missile weapon, from Fr. missile and directly from L. missilis that may be thrown or hurled (also, in plural, as a noun …   Etymology dictionary

  • Missile — Mis sile, a. [L. missils, fr. mittere, missum, to cause to go, to send, to throw; cf. Lith. mesti to throw: cf. F. missile. Cf. {Admit}, {Dismiss}, {Mass} the religious service, {Message}, {Mission}.] Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Missile FC — is a football (soccer) club from Gabon based in Libreville. Achievements Gabon Championnat National D1 : 1 2010 11. Performance in CAF competitions CAF Confederation Cup: 1 appearance 2011 First Round of 16 Current Players Note: Flags… …   Wikipedia

  • missile — [mis′əl; ] chiefly Brit [, mis′īl΄] adj. [L missilis < missus: see MISSION] 1. that can be, or is, thrown or shot, as from a gun 2. Rare throwing or shooting missiles n. a weapon or other object, as a spear, bullet, rocket, etc., designed to… …   English World dictionary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.