from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The process of storing and fermenting green fodder in a silo.
- n. Fodder preserved in a silo; silage.
- transitive v. To ensile.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The process of producing silage by the fermentation of green fodder
- v. To preserve in a silo.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The process of preserving fodder (such as cornstalks, rye, oats, millet, etc.) by compressing it while green and fresh in a pit or vat called a silo, where it is kept covered from the air.
- n. The fodder preserved in a silo.
- transitive v. To preserve in a silo.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mode of storing fodder, vegetables, etc., in a green state, by burying it or them in pits or silos dug in the g-round. See silo.
- n. The fodder, etc., thus preserved.
- To store by ensilage; store in a pit or silo for preservation. See silo.
- To make into silage; to ensile.
- To affect by feeding silage, as ensilaged milk.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. fodder harvested while green and kept succulent by partial fermentation as in a silo
French, from ensiler, to ensile; see ensile.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)