silo

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noun si·lo \ˈsī-(ˌ)lō\

Definition of silo

plural

silos

  1. 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. 2a :  a deep bin for storing material (as coal)b :  an underground structure for housing a guided missile

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Origin and Etymology of silo

Spanish


First Known Use: 1856

Other Agriculture/Gardening Terms


SILO Defined for English Language Learners

silo

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noun si·lo \ˈsī-(ˌ)lō\

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

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noun si·lo \ˈsī-lō\

Definition of silo for Students

plural

silos

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


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