Munition definition

myo͝o-nĭshən
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To supply with munitions.
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War materiel, especially weapons and ammunition.
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To provide with munitions.
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(usually plural) Armament, weaponry.
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(military, NATO) Bombs, rockets, missiles.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
munition
Plural:
munitions

Origin of munition

  • Middle English municion privilege supported by a document from Old French fortification from Latin mūnītiō mūnītiōn- from mūnītus past participle of mūnīre to defend from moenia defensive walls of a town

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

  • From Latin mūnitiō (“a defence, fortification”) via French munition.

    From Wiktionary