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. Any object used as a weapon to hit the enemy or prey through the air, such as stone, arrow or bullet.
    The Rhodians, who used leaden bullets, were able to project their missiles twice as far as the Persian slingers, who used large stones.
  2. (military) A self-propelled projectile whose trajectory can be adjusted after having been launched.
    That missile is explosive enough to kill hundreds.

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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