silo

noun si·lo \ ˈsī-(ˌ)lō \

Definition of silo

plural silos
1 :a trench, pit, or especially a tall cylinder (as of wood or concrete) usually sealed to exclude air and used for making and storing silage
2 a :a deep bin for storing material (such as coal)
b :an underground structure for housing a guided missile

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Origin and Etymology of silo

Spanish

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SILO Defined for English Language Learners

silo

noun

Definition of silo for English Language Learners

  • : a tower that is used to store food (such as grain or grass) for farm animals

  • : an underground structure that is used for storing and firing a missile


SILO Defined for Kids

silo

noun si·lo \ ˈsī-lō \

Definition of silo for Students

plural silos
:a covered trench, pit, or especially a tall round building in which silage is made and stored

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