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artillery Explained

artillery at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[ɑ:'tılərı]

artillery at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1386, "warlike munitions," from O.Fr. artillerie, from artillier "to provide with engines of war," which probably is from M.L. articulum "art, skill," dim. of L. ars (gen. artis) "art." But some would connect it with L. articulum "joint," and still others with O.Fr. atillier "to equip," altered by infl. of arte. Sense of "engines for discharging missiles" (catapults, slings, bows, etc.) is from 1496; that of "ordnance, large guns" is from 1533. ///

artillery at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: artillerie, from artillier 'to provide with equipment or weapons']//
1 [U] large guns, either on wheels or fixed in one place:
2 the artillery: the part of the army that uses these weapons//

artillery at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

In modern military science, big guns, howitzers, or mortars operated by crews and of a caliber greater than 15 mm. The earliest artillery, introduced in the 14th cent., were cannon and mortars of bronze, brass, or iron mounted on two-wheeled carriages. Modern artillery dates from the second half of the 19th cent., when advances included steel gun barrels, more powerful gunpowders, and piston mountings that held artillery carriages steady during recoil. Both powder and projectile were encased in a shell, which allowed for faster loading. Since World War II, artillery has been ranked as light (up to 105 mm, for support of ground troops), medium (106-155 mm, for bombardment), and heavy (over 155 mm, for attacking rear installations). See also antiaircraft guns.

Artillery at English => English (Eastons 1897 Bible) Of Explained:

n, medium, vehicle, hand, agency, minister, midwife, go-between, stepping-stone, instrument, expedient.

[N] (Means): means, resources, wherewithal, ways and means, capital, money, revenue, stock, provision, conveniences, exp

Artillery at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Artillery \Ar*til"ler*y\, n. [OE. artilrie, OF. artillerie,
arteillerie, fr. LL. artillaria, artilleria, machines and
apparatus of all kinds used in war, vans laden with arms of
any kind which follow camps; F. artillerie great guns,
ordnance; OF. artillier to work artifice, to fortify, to arm,
prob. from L. ars, artis, skill in joining something, art.
See {Art}.]
1. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows,
and arrows. [Obs.]

And Jonathan gave his artillery unto his lad. --1
Sam. xx. 40.

2. Cannon; great guns; ordnance, including guns, mortars,
howitzers, etc., with their equipment of carriages, balls,
bombs, and shot of all kinds.

Note: The word is sometimes used in a more extended sense,
including the powder, cartridges, matches, utensils,
machines of all kinds, and horses, that belong to a
train of artillery.

3. The men and officers of that branch of the army to which
the care and management of artillery are confided.

4. The science of artillery or gunnery. --Campbell.

{Artillery park}, or {Park of artillery}.
(a) A collective body of siege or field artillery,
including the guns, and the carriages, ammunition,
appurtenances, equipments, and persons necessary for
working them.
(b) The place where the artillery is encamped or
collected.

{Artillery train}, or {Train of artillery}, a number of
pieces of ordnance mounted on carriages, with all their
furniture, ready for marching.

artillery at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

artillery
n 1: large but transportable armament [syn: {heavy weapon}, {gun},
{ordnance}]
2: an army unit that uses big guns [syn: {artillery unit}]
3: a means of persuading or arguing; "he used all his
conversational weapons" [syn: {weapon}]

artillery at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » artillerie|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » fro Inter: term » artillerie|lang=fro.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ɑːˈtɪləɹi/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /A:"tIl@ri/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ɑɹˈtɪləɹi/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /Ar"tIl@ri/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-artillery.ogg|Audio (US)

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » artilleries

  • Large cannon like weapons, transportable and usually operated by more than one person.
    1. A unit of the army, that uses such weapons.
    2. Gunnery.

      Translations

      Inter: trans-top » weapon

  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|artileri
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|артилерия
  • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|artilleria|f
  • Chinese: 火炮 (huǒpào)
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tykistö
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Artillerie|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πυροβόλο|n (pyrovólo)
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tüzérség

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|artiglieria|f
    • Japanese: 大砲 (たいほう, taihō)
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|артилерија|f|tr=artilérija
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|artilharia
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|артиллерия|f|tr=artillérija
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|artillería|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|artilleri


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » army unit
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|artileri
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|артилерия
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|artilleria|f
    • Chinese: 炮兵部队 (pàobīng bùduì)
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|dělostřelectvo|n, Inter: t- » cs|artilerie|f
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|tykistö
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Artillerie|f
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πυροβολικό|n (pyrovolikó)


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|tüzérség
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|artiglieria|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|砲兵隊|tr=ほうへいたい, hōheitai|sc=Jpan
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|артилерија|f|tr=artilérija
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|artilharia
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|артиллерия|f|tr=artillérija
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|artillería|f
  • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|artilleri

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » gunnery (science)
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|artileri
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|артилерия
    • Catalan: Inter: t+ » ca|artilleria|f
    • Finnish: tykistöoppi


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|πυροβολική|f (pyrovolikí)
  • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|артилерија|f|tr=artilérija
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|артиллерия|f|tr=artillérija

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Weapons -
    Translation: ar » artillery
    Translation: cs » artillery
    Translation: de » artillery
    Translation: et » artillery
    Translation: el » artillery
    Translation: es » artillery
    Translation: eo » artillery
    Translation: fr » artillery
    Translation: ko » artillery
    Translation: hr » artillery
    Translation: io » artillery
    Translation: it » artillery
    Translation: kn » artillery
    Translation: ku » artillery
    Translation: li » artillery
    Translation: hu » artillery
    Translation: mg » artillery
    Translation: ml » artillery
    Translation: my » artillery
    Translation: pl » artillery
    Translation: ru » artillery
    Translation: fi » artillery
    Translation: sv » artillery
    Translation: ta » artillery
    Translation: te » artillery
    Translation: tr » artillery
    Translation: vi » artillery
    Translation: zh » artillery