HyperDic: projectile

English > 3 senses of the word projectile:
NOUNartifactprojectile, missilea weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
artifactprojectile, rocketany vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
ADJECTIVEallprojectileimpelling or impelled forward
projectile > pronunciation
Soundsprahjheh'ktahl; prahjheh'ktayl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
aisle ... worthwhile: 64 rhymes with ayl...
English > projectile: 3 senses > adjective 1
Meaningimpelling or impelled forward.
Examples
  • "a projectile force"
  • "a projectile missile"
Broaderdynamic, dynamicalCharacterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
Nounsprojectilea weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled
projectileany vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
English > projectile: 3 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled.
Synonymmissile
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
Adjectivesprojectileimpelling or impelled forward
English > projectile: 3 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAny vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine.
Synonymrocket
Partsrocket, rocket engineA jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
NarrowermissileA rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives
multistage rocket, step rocketA rocket having two or more rocket engines (each with its own fuel) that are fired in succession and jettisoned when the fuel is exhausted
test rocket, research rocket, test instrument vehicleA rocket fired for test purposes
BroadervehicleA conveyance that transports people or objects
Spanishcohete
Catalancoet
Adjectivesprojectileimpelling or impelled forward

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