Ammunition
Ammunition Am`mu*ni"tion, n. [F. amunition, for munition, prob. caused by taking la munition as l'amunition. See {Munition}.] 1. Military stores, or provisions of all kinds for attack or defense. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

2. Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc. [1913 Webster]

3. Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative. [1913 Webster]

{Ammunition bread}, {shoes}, etc., such as are contracted for by government, and supplied to the soldiers. [Eng.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Ammunition — Am mu*ni tion, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ammunitioned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ammunitioning}.] To provide with ammunition. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ammunition — (n.) 1620s, from French soldiers faulty separation of M.Fr. la munition into l ammunition; from L. munitionem (nom. munitio) a fortifying (see MUNITION (Cf. munition)), and at first meaning all military supplies in general. The mistake in the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • ammunition — [am΄yo͞o nish′ən, am΄yənish′ən] n. [Fr amunition, by faulty separation of la munition: see MUNITIONS] 1. Obs. any military supplies 2. anything hurled by a weapon or exploded as a weapon, as bullets, gunpowder, shot, shells, bombs, grenades,… …   English World dictionary

  • Ammunition — (v. lat.), so v.w. Munition …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ammunition — Ammunition, soviel wie Munition …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Ammunition — Ammunition, was Munition, Schießbedarf …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • ammunition — I noun apparatus belli, armament, armature, arms, ballistics, cartridges, charge, defense, deterrent, explosive, firearms, gunnery, gunpowder, materials of combat, means of attack, muniment, munition, panoply, propellants, provisions, weapons II… …   Law dictionary

  • ammunition — artillery, materiel, munitions, *armament, ordnance, arms …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • ammunition — [n] projectiles for weaponry ammo*, armament, ball, bomb, buckshot, bullet, cannonball, cartridge, charge, chemical, confetti*, explosive, fuse, grenade, gunpowder, iron rations*, materiel, missile, munition, napalm, powder, rocket, round, shell …   New thesaurus

  • ammunition — ► NOUN 1) a supply or quantity of bullets and shells. 2) points used to support one s case in argument. ORIGIN from French la munition the fortification …   English terms dictionary

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