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Meaning of MUNITION

Pronunciation:  myoo'nishun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
  2. [n]  weapons considered collectively
  3. [v]  supply with munition
 

MUNITION is a 8 letter word that starts with M.

 

 Synonyms: arms, fortification, implements of war, weaponry, weapons system
 
 See Also: accumulation, aggregation, ammo, ammunition, arm, arm, armament, assemblage, bastion, breastwork, bulwark, bunker, castle, collection, defence, defence system, defense, defense system, defensive structure, defilade, dugout, entrenchment, escarp, escarpment, fieldwork, gunnery, hardware, instrumentality, instrumentation, intrenchment, lunette, Maginot Line, naval weaponry, palisade, parapet, protective embankment, rampart, scarp, Siegfried line, stockade, wall, weapon, weapon system

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Mu*ni"tion\, n. [F., munition of war, L. munitio a
fortifying, fortification, fr. munire to fortify, defend with
a wall; cf. moenia walls, murus (for moirus) a wall, and Skr.
mi to fix, make firm. Cf. {Ammunition}.]
1. Fortification; stronghold. [Obs.]

         His place of defense shall be the munitions of
         rocks.                                --Is. xxxiii.
                                               16.

2. Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for
   annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and
   provisions; military stores of all kinds.

         The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly
         be called the sinews of war.          --Sir W.
                                               Raleigh.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: accouter, appoint, arm, dress, equip, fit, fit out, fit up, furnish, gear, heel, man, outfit, prepare, rig, rig out, rig up, staff, turn out
 

 

 

 

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