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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 mis·sile /ˈmɪsəl, ||ˌsaɪl/

From: Network Terminology


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Mis·sile a.  Capable of being thrown; adapted for hurling or to be projected from the hand, or from any instrument or engine2, so as to strike an object at a distance.
    We bend the bow, or wing the missile dart.   --Pope.

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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: rocket carrying passengers or instruments or a warhead
      2: a weapon that is thrown or projected [syn: projectile]