from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition. Often used in the plural.
- transitive v. To supply with munitions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Armament, weaponry.
- n. bombs, rockets, missiles
- n. (obsolete) a tower or fortification
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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.
from The 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.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- 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
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)
From Latin mūnitiō ("a defence, fortification") via French munition. (Wiktionary)