missile

[Mis┬Ěsile]

A missile is an object that can be projected toward a target. Examples include a spitball shot through a straw, a poison tipped arrow sent via bow, or a self propelled heat seeking rocket, designed to take out targets at long range.

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Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or rngine, so as to strike an object at a distance.

Noun
rocket carrying passengers or instruments or a warhead

Noun
a weapon that is thrown or projected


a.
Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or rngine, so as to strike an object at a distance.

n.
A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projcted, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.


Missile

Mis"sile , a. [L. missils, fr. mittere, missum, to cause to go, to send, to throw; cf. Lith. mesti to throw: cf. F. missile. Cf. Admit, Dismiss, Mass the religious service, Message, Mission.] Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or rngine, so as to strike an object at a distance.
We bend the bow, or wing the missile dart.

Missile

Mis"sile, n. [L. missile.] A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projcted, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.

Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or rngine, so as to strike an object at a distance.

A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projcted, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.

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Usage Examples

You can get a lot of design testing of your missile program, and you can do a lot of - there's other ways other than physically to develop your weaponization program to get you very close to the real deal.

In its report, the Cox Committee concludes that China is using stolen U.S. design information to speed up its deployment of a new nuclear missile force.

We will strengthen our security by building missile defense, restoring our military might, and standing by and strengthening our intelligence officers.

We had periodic crises in this country when the technical intelligence didn't support the policy. We had the bomber gap, the missile gap.

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Other Usage Examples

The federal government... knows how to put a missile in someone's room half way around the world with technology. Why don't we use some of that technology to save some lives here in America?

Bear in mind North Korea has been the leading source, a leading source of nuclear technology and of missile delivery systems to some of the world's great rogues in Iran and Syria.

If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.

Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war?

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