from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To assault with heavy artillery fire.
- intransitive v. To deliver heavy artillery fire.
- n. An extended, usually heavy discharge of artillery.
- n. A harsh verbal or physical attack.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Firing artillery in a large amount for a length of time .
- v. To discharge artillery fire.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of discharging cannon and throwing ball, shell, etc., for the purpose of destroying an army, or battering a town, ship, or fort; -- usually, an attack of some continuance.
- n. Fig.; A loud noise like a cannonade; a booming.
- transitive v. To attack with heavy artillery; to batter with cannon shot.
- intransitive v. To discharge cannon.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A continued discharge of cannon or artillery; specifically, such a discharge directed against an enemy.
- To attack with ordnance or artillery; batter with cannon.
- To discharge cannon; fire large guns.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. intense and continuous artillery fire
- v. attack with cannons or artillery
From French canonade, discharge of artillery, from Italian cannonata, from cannone, cannon, from Old Italian; see cannon.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)