Ammunition definition

ămyə-nĭshən
(obs.) Any military supplies.
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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.

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​Articles used in charging firearms and ordnance of all kinds; as powder, balls, shot, shells, percussion caps, rockets, etc.
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Projectiles, such as bullets and shot, together with their fuses and primers, that can be fired from guns or otherwise propelled.
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The definition of ammunition is any object that can be discharged from a weapon, launched, or exploded.

A grenade is an example of ammunition.

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Any stock of missiles, literal or figurative.

Her bad behaviour is giving him ammunition for a divorce.

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Nuclear, biological, chemical, or explosive materials, such as rockets or grenades, that are used as weapons.
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Objects used as missiles in offense or defense.

Rocks were my only ammunition against the bear.

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A means of attacking or defending an argument, thesis, or point of view.
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Anything hurled by a weapon or exploded as a weapon, as bullets, gunpowder, shot, shells, bombs, grenades, rockets, etc.
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Any means of attack or defense.

The facts provided him with ammunition for his argument.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
ammunition
Plural:
ammunitions

Origin of ammunition

  • Obsolete French amunition from l'amunition the provisioning alteration of la munition from Old French from Latin mūnītiō mūnītiōn- fortification munition

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French amunition, for munition, probably caused by taking "la munition" as "l'amunition". See munition.

    From Wiktionary