missile

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A selection of missiles (military)

Etymology[edit]

From French missile, from Latin missilis (that may be thrown), neuter missile (a weapon to be thrown, a javelin), in plural missilia (presents thrown among the people by the emperors), from mittere (to send).

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missile (plural missiles)

  1. An object intended to be launched into the air at a target.
    That missile is explosive enough to kill hundreds.
  2. (military) A self-propelled projectile whose trajectory can be adjusted after having been launched.

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

missile m (plural missiles)

  1. missile

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

missile m (plural missili)

  1. missile

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missile m, f (masculine and feminine plural missili)

  1. missile (attributive)

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missile

  1. nominative neuter singular of missilis
  2. accusative neuter singular of missilis
  3. vocative neuter singular of missilis