mu·​ni·​tion | \ myu̇-ˈni-shən How to pronounce munition (audio) \

Definition of munition

1 archaic : rampart, defense

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Other Words from munition

munition transitive verb

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The discovery of the munitions shook the community, tanking property values and prompting more than a dozen lawsuits, including one from Orange County schools against the engineers who approved the construction of Odyssey Middle on the bombing site. Karina Elwood,, "Agreement calls for city to spend $31 million on roads for southeast Orlando development on WWII-era bomb site," 3 June 2019 Just 10 B-52s, B-1s, and B-2s delivered nearly half of the 23,000 air-to-ground munitions dropped during the campaign. Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics, "20 Years After Kosovo: How a War in the Balkans Changed the U.S. Air Force Forever," 28 May 2019 The in-the-round (or rectangle) seating puts the audience right in the midst of the munitions factory and, later, the Chicago club in which the show takes place. Ben Brantley, New York Times, "Review: Bad Girl Makes Good in a Glorious ‘Carmen Jones’," 27 June 2018 So too, Takahara claims, are the corporations and governments that destabilize neighboring countries for political leverage and to keep the price of munitions high. Paula L. Woods,, "Can exploring the dark side in fiction go too far? Fuminori Nakamura's 'Cult X' presses the question," 25 May 2018 In 1775, Gage himself would be under siege in Boston after his unsuccessful attempt to seize colonial munitions in Concord. Kathleen Duval, WSJ, "‘Frontier Rebels’ Review: The Revolution Out West," 18 Dec. 2018 Griffin is also equipped with the Iron Fist active protection system, can launch loitering munitions from the turret, and weighs approximately 40 tons. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "One of These 3 Tanks Will Replace the U.S. Army’s M2 Bradley," 10 Oct. 2018 Even after a German U-boat sank the Lusitania, a British passenger liner (also carrying munitions), and 128 Americans lost their lives, the U.S. remained neutral for nearly two years. Roger Lowenstein, WSJ, "‘The Great War in America’ Review: A Country at War With Itself," 21 Dec. 2018 Combined with the ability to carry up to 600 pounds of munitions internally, such as a pair of 250-pound Small Diameter Bombs, and the Valkyrie could be very close to being a real, deployable aircraft. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Air Force Tests New “Loyal Wingman” Sidekick Drone for Combat," 7 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of munition

1508, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for munition

Middle French, from Latin munition-, munitio, from munire to fortify, from moenia walls; akin to Latin murus wall and perhaps to Sanskrit minoti he builds, fastens

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mu·​ni·​tion | \ myu̇-ˈni-shən How to pronounce munition (audio) \

Kids Definition of munition

: military equipment and supplies for fighting : ammunition

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incapable of being surmounted or overcome

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