Other Word Forms of Missile
Origin of Missile
From Latin missilis (“that may be thrown"), neuter missile (“a weapon to be thrown, a javelin"), in plural missilia (“presents thrown among the people by the emperors"), from mittere (“to send").
Latin from neuter of missilis able to be thrown from missus past participle of mittere to let go, throw
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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