silo

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See also: šilo, silo-, Silo, siło, sílo, and шило

English[edit]

Grain silos.

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish silo, of unclear origin. See Spanish silo for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪloʊ/
  • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪləʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪləʊ

Noun[edit]

silo (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture) A vertical building, usually cylindrical, used for the production of silage.
  2. (agriculture) from the shape, a building used for the storage of grain.
    Synonyms: granary, grain elevator
  3. (military) An underground bunker used to hold missiles which may be launched.
    • 1987, Michio Kaku, Daniel Axelrod, To Win a Nuclear War: The Pentagon's Secret War Plans, Black Rose Books Ltd. (→ISBN), page 203:
      As a rule of thumb, to reliably destroy a hardened missile silo or communications bunker, a one megaton warhead should land within a 600 foot radius of its target. This will ensure that the enemy silo lies within the crater gouged out by the nuclear blast.
  4. (derogatory, management) An organizational unit that has poor interaction with other units, negatively affecting overall performance.
    • 2006, Albert J. Mills, Jean C. Helms Mills, John Bratton, Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context, Page 116
      A silo is created when members in one department or function do not interact with those in another department, even though there might be operational benefits to the interaction.
    • 2021 May 5, Tony Streeter, “Network News: Disused structures "assets to be preserved", say MPs”, in RAIL, number 930, page 23:
      Graeme Bickerdike, a member of campaign organisation The HRE Group, told RAIL: "This infilling and demolition programme - costing much more than repair - has been conceived with no thought for its impact beyond the silos where distant, unaccountable officials manage their spreadsheets.
  5. (derogatory, informatics) A structure in the information system that is poorly networked with other structures, with data exchange hampered.
    Our networking is organized in silos, and employees lose time manually transferring data.
  6. (derogatory, slang) A self-enclosed group of like-minded individuals.
  7. (computing) In Microsoft Windows operating systems, a kernel object for isolating groups of threads.

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Verb[edit]

silo (third-person singular simple present silos, present participle siloing, simple past and past participle siloed)

  1. (transitive) To store in a silo.
    Synonym: ensile
  2. (transitive) To separate; to isolate.

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Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish silo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

silo n

  1. silo (vertical building for storing grain)

Verb[edit]

silo

  1. neuter singular past participle of sít
    Synonym: selo

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish silo or French silo (itself from Spanish), perhaps from Latin sirus, from Ancient Greek σιρός (sirós); alternatively from Basque zilo, zulo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsi.loː/
  • Hyphenation: si‧lo

Noun[edit]

silo m (plural silo's, diminutive silootje n)

  1. A silo (building for storage).

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish silo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

silo m (plural silos)

  1. silo (vertical building for storing grain)
  2. silo (underground missile facility)

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Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish silo.

Noun[edit]

silo m (plural sili)

  1. silo (vertical building for storing grain)
  2. silo (underground missile facility)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish silo.

Noun[edit]

silo m (definite singular siloen, indefinite plural siloer, definite plural siloene)

  1. a silo

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish silo.

Noun[edit]

silo m (definite singular siloen, indefinite plural siloar, definite plural siloane)

  1. a silo

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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish silo.

Noun[edit]

silo m (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture) silo (vertical building for storing grain)
  2. (military) silo (underground missile facility)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

silo (Cyrillic spelling сило)

  1. vocative singular of sila

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Of unclear origin. Perhaps from Latin sirum, the accusative form of sirus (pit for corn, underground granary) (compare Latin sīromastes (pit-searcher), from Ancient Greek σειρομάστης (seiromástēs)), from Ancient Greek σιρός (sirós, pit for holding grain). Alternatively, perhaps from Basque zilo, zulo (grain cellar).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

silo m (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture, military) silo

Descendants[edit]

  • English: silo
  • French: silo
  • German: Silo

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Swazi[edit]

Noun[edit]

sílo 7 (plural tílo 8)

  1. lion

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This noun needs an inflection-table template.