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missile

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adjective mis·sile \ˈmi-səl, chiefly British -ˌsīl\

Definition of missile

  1. 1 :  capable of being thrown or projected to strike a distant object

  2. 2 :  adapted for throwing or hurling missiles



Origin of missile

Latin missilis, from mittere to throw, send


First Known Use: 1611

Rhymes with missile


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missile

noun mis·sile

Simple Definition of missile

  • : an object that is thrown, shot, or launched as a weapon; especially : a rocket that explodes when it hits a distant target

Full Definition of missile

  1. :  an object (as a weapon) thrown or projected usually so as to strike something at a distance <stones, artillery shells, bullets, and rockets are missiles>: as a :  guided missile b :  ballistic missile

Circa 1656

First Known Use of missile

circa 1656




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