American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.
- v. To supply with munitions.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Fortification.
- n. Materials used in war for defense or for attack; war material; military stores of all kinds; ammunition; provisions: often in the plural.
- n. Figuratively, material for the carrying out of any enterprise.
- n. usually plural Armament, weaponry.
- n. military, NATO bombs, rockets, missiles
- n. rare (obsolete) a tower or fortification
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Fortification; stronghold.
- n. Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.
- n. military supplies
- n. weapons considered collectively
- v. supply with weapons
- n. defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it
- From Latin mūnitiō ("a defence, fortification") via French munition. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English municion, privilege supported by a document, from Old French, fortification, from Latin mūnītiō, mūnītiōn-, from mūnītus, past participle of mūnīre, to defend, from moenia, defensive walls of a town. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Furthermore, anything modified for a munition is a munition.”
“I could tell you a good deal about the achievement of Ulster in munition production, her ships, aeroplanes, shells and ammunition of many kinds, but that privilege is as yet denied to me.”
“It may be that, since women are good enough for all the work of the army, except fighting, they may prove good enough to release some of the fighting material now moored in munition work and reserved occupations.”
“It is as good as the spirit of their comrades in munition factories in Great Britain.”
“They threw everything into the furnace, their comfort, they cut down their follies and their boys and girls and old men and old women went to work in munition works.”
“They seem industrious and efficient and the testimony I received from here as elsewhere from employers of labour was that the employment of women in munition factories and factories generally was a distinct success.”
“The shops employed on bicycle and ordinary motor work have, as a rule, little idea of the extreme accuracy required in munition work.”
“We have joined direct attack munition, which is a 2,000 global positioning system, near-precision type weapon.”
“And the other thing we have are our joint direct attack munition, which is a global positioning system -- a satellite system -- that provides accurate positioning to the weapon so we can drop in all weather conditions without actually seeing the ground.”
“They could have also used the joint direct attack munition, which is a satellite-guided bomb.”
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