munitions

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Munition \Mu*ni"tion\, noun [F., munition of war, L. munitio a fortifying, fortification, fr. munire to fortify, defend with a wall; cf. moenia walls, murus (for moirus) a wall, and Skr. mi to fix, make firm. Cf. {Ammunition}.]

1. Fortification; stronghold. [Obs.]

His place of defense shall be the munitions of rocks. --Is. xxxiii. 16.

2. Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and provisions; military stores of all kinds.

The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly be called the sinews of war. --Sir W. Raleigh.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

munition

noun

1: weapons considered collectively [syn: {weaponry}, {arms}, {implements of war}, {weapons system}, {munition}]

2: military supplies [syn: {munition}, {ordnance}, {ordnance store}]

3: defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built around a stronghold to strengthen it [syn: {fortification}, {munition}]

verb

1: supply with weapons


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