Definition of Missile

1. Noun. A rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control.




2. Noun. A weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled.
Exact synonyms: Projectile
Specialized synonyms: Arrow, Boomerang, Throw Stick, Throwing Stick, Bullet, Slug, Cannon Ball, Cannonball, Round Shot, Dart, Seeker, Pellet, Shot, Spitball
Generic synonyms: Arm, Weapon, Weapon System
Derivative terms: Projectile

Definition of Missile

1. a. Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or engine, so as to strike an object at a distance.

2. n. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.

Definition of Missile

1. Noun. An object intended to be launched into the air at a target. ¹

2. Noun. (military) A self-propelled projectile whose trajectory can be adjusted after having been launched. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Missile

1. an object or weapon that is thrown or projected [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Missile

misshapes
misshaping
missheathed
misshelve
misshelved
misshelves
misshelving
misshod
misshood
misshoods
missier
missies
missiest
missificate
missificating
missile (current term)
missile defence system
missile defense system
missile silo
missile silos
missileer
missileers
missilelike
missileman
missilemen
missileproof
missileries
missilery
missiles
missilries

Literary usage of Missile

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1. U. S. National Security and Military/Commercial Concerns with the People's edited by Christopher Cox (1999)
"This chapter provides an analysis of the PRC's missile and space forces, and the impact ... It details the PRC's ballistic missile forces; its space forces, ..."

2. Fortress U.S.S.R.: The Soviet Strategic Defense Initiative and the U.S by William R. Van Cleave (1986)
"Strategic defensive forces consist of anti-ballistic missile defense systems, continental air defenses, civil defense, and wartime protection of leadership, ..."

3. High Frontier: The U.S. Air Force and the Military Space Program by Curtis Peebles (1998)
"The first mission employed automated satellites equipped with infrared sensors to detect Soviet missile launches; the second embraced development of a ..."

4. U.S. Export Control and Nonproliferation Policy and the Role and edited by Strom Thurmond (1998)
"In effect, the transfer has given Chinese firms a green light to sell missile technology to Iran and Pakistan. Chinese companies can now sell components for ..."

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