from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition.
  • transitive verb To supply with munitions.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Fortification.
  • noun Materials used in war for defense or for attack; war material; military stores of all kinds; ammunition; provisions: often in the plural.
  • noun Figuratively, material for the carrying out of any enterprise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete Fortification; stronghold.
  • noun Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun usually plural Armament, weaponry.
  • noun military, NATO bombs, rockets, missiles
  • noun rare (obsolete) a tower or fortification

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun military supplies
  • noun weapons considered collectively
  • verb supply with weapons
  • noun defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[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.]

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From Latin mūnitiō ("a defence, fortification") via French munition.


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