ammunition[am′yo̵̅o̅ nis̸h′ən, -yə-]
- Ammunition is defined as something that you can use to get someone to do what you want.
An example of ammunition is when you know your little brother snuck in late and you threaten to tell on him if he doesn't make you breakfast.
- The definition of ammunition is any object that can be discharged from a weapon, launched, or exploded.
A grenade is an example of ammunition.
A gun with ammunition.
- Obsolete any military supplies
- anything hurled by a weapon or exploded as a weapon, as bullets, gunpowder, shot, shells, bombs, grenades, rockets, etc.
- any means of attack or defense: the facts provided him with ammunition for his argument
Origin of ammunitionFrench amunition, by faulty separation of la munition: see munitions
- Projectiles, such as bullets and shot, together with their fuses and primers, that can be fired from guns or otherwise propelled.
- Nuclear, biological, chemical, or explosive materials, such as rockets or grenades, that are used as weapons.
- Objects used as missiles in offense or defense: Rocks were my only ammunition against the bear.
- A means of attacking or defending an argument, thesis, or point of view.
Origin of ammunitionObsolete French amunition, from l'amunition, the provisioning, alteration of la munition, from Old French, from Latin mūnītiō, mūnītiōn-, fortification; see munition.
(countable and uncountable, plural ammunitions)