HyperDic: missile

English > 2 senses of the word missile:
NOUNartifactmissilea rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives
artifactmissile, projectilea weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
missile > pronunciation
Soundsmih'sahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > missile: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control.
PartsnoseA front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
vaneA fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it
Narrowerair-to-air missileA missile designed to be launched from one airplane at another
air-to-ground missile, air-to-surface missileA missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground
ballistic missileA missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target
guided missileA rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices
heat-seeking missileA missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)
sidewinderair-to-air missile with infrared homing device
Broaderrocket, projectileAny vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
weapon, arm, weapon systemAny instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
Spanishmisil
Catalanmíssil
English > missile: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled.
Synonymprojectile
NarrowerarrowA projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other
boomerang, throwing stick, throw stickA curved piece of wood
bullet, slugA projectile that is fired from a gun
cannonball, cannon ball, round shotA solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
dartA small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot
seekerA missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)
shot, pelletA solid missile discharged from a firearm
spitballA projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere
Broaderweapon, arm, weapon systemAny instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
Spanishproyectil
Catalanmíssil, projectil

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