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 by being thrown or fired 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 it is launched.
    That missile is explosive enough to kill hundreds.

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French[edit]

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Noun[edit]

missile m (plural missiles)

  1. missile

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Italian[edit]

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missile m (plural missili)

  1. missile

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missile (masculine and feminine plural missili)

  1. missile (attributive)

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From missilis.

Noun[edit]

missile n (genitive missilis); third declension

  1. a thrown weapon, such as a javelin
  2. (plural) presents from the Emperor thrown to the people
  3. (New Latin) a missile (self-propelled projectile)
    • 2018, Tuomo Pekkanen, Foederatio occidentalis Syriam missilibus percussit [1], Nuntii Latini 20.4.2018:
      USA, Britannia, Francia mane Sabbati plus centum missilia in tres metas Syriacas miserunt, in quibus arma chemica conficiebantur et tractabantur.
      The US, UK, and France Saturday morning fired over a hundred missiles at three Syrian sites in which chemical weapons were being built and stored.

Declension[edit]

Third declension neuter “pure” i-stem.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative missile missilia
Genitive missilis missilium
Dative missilī missilibus
Accusative missile missilia
Ablative missilī missilibus
Vocative missile missilia

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missile

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

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