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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·sile, n.
 1. A weapon thrown or projected or intended to be projected, as a lance, an arrow, or a bullet.
 Note: Numerous types of rocket-propelled missile2 are now used in modern warfare.  Some types with names indicating their range or function are: antiaircraft missile; ballistic missile; cruise missile; antiballistic missile missile; air-to-air missile; air-to-ground missile; guided missile; intercontinental ballistic missile (IBM); intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM); surface-to-air missile.