Hyper Dictionary

English Dictionary Computer Dictionary Video Dictionary Thesaurus Dream Dictionary Medical Dictionary


Search Dictionary:  

Meaning of ARTILLERY

Pronunciation:  âr'tiluree

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  large but transportable armament
  2. [n]  a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his conversational weapons"
  3. [n]  an army unit that uses big guns
 

ARTILLERY is a 9 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: artillery unit, gun, heavy weapon, ordnance, weapon
 
 See Also: arbalest, arbalist, armament, army unit, battery, battery, bricole, cannon, catapult, field artillery, field gun, four-pounder, gunstock, onager, persuasion, stock, suasion, trebuchet, trebucket

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ar*til"ler*y\, n. [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie,
arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and
apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of
any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns,
ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm,
prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art.
See {Art}.]
1. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows,
   and arrows. [Obs.]

         And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad. --1
                                               Sam. xx. 40.

2. Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars,
   howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls,
   bombs, and shot of all kinds.

Note: The word is sometimes used in a more extended sense,
      including the powder, cartridges, matches, utensils,
      machines of all kinds, and horses, that belong to a
      train of artillery.

3. The men and officers of that branch of the army to which
   the care and management of artillery are confided.

4. The science of artillery or gunnery. --Campbell.

{Artillery park}, or {Park of artillery}.
   (a) A collective body of siege or field artillery,
       including the guns, and the carriages, ammunition,
       appurtenances, equipments, and persons necessary for
       working them.
   (b) The place where the artillery is encamped or
       collected.

{Artillery train}, or {Train of artillery}, a number of
   pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their
   furniture, ready for marching.

 
Easton Bible Dictionary
 
 Definition: 

1 Sam. 20:40, (Heb. keli, meaning "apparatus;" here meaning collectively any missile weapons, as arrows and lances. In Revised Version, "weapons"). This word is derived from the Latin artillaria = equipment of war.

 

 

COPYRIGHT © 2000-2013 HYPERDICTIONARY.COM HOME | ABOUT HYPERDICTIONARY