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cartridge Explained

cartridge at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


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

1579, corruption of Fr. cartouche "a full charge for a pistol," from It. cartoccio "roll of paper," an augmentive form of M.L. carta "paper" (see card (n.)). The notion is of a roll of paper containing a charge for a firearm. ///

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

n [C] [Date: 1600-1700; Origin: cartage 'cartridge' (16-17 centuries), from French cartouche 'gun cartridge with a paper case', from Italian cartoccio, from carta; CARD1]//
1 a small container or piece of equipment that you put inside something to make it work: --computer game cartridges// --an ink cartridge for a printer//
2 a tube containing explosive powder and a bullet that you put in a gun: shell//

cartridge at German => English Of Explained:

data cartridge

cartridge at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

90 Moby Thesaurus words for "cartridge":
Gramophone, PA, PA system, Victrola, audio sound system,
audiophile, backing, ball cartridge, bibliofilm, binaural system,
bipack, bitch box, black-and-white film, blank cartridge, bullhorn,
cartouche, cassette, ceramic pickup, changer, color film,
color negative film, crystal pickup, derived four-channel system,
disc, discrete four-channel system, dope, dry plate,
electrical transcription, emulsion, film,
four-channel stereo system, frame, hi-fi, hi-fi fan, high-fidelity,
intercom, intercommunication system, jukebox, magnetic pickup,
microfilm, monaural system, mono, monochromatic film,
motion-picture film, needle, negative, nickelodeon,
orthochromatic film, pack, panchromatic film, phonograph,
phonograph record, photoelectric pickup, photographic paper,
pickup, plate, printing paper, public-address system,
quadraphonic sound system, radio-phonograph combination, record,
record changer, record player, recording, roll, shell, sound film,
sound reproduction system, sound track, sound truck, sound-on-film,
soundstripe, squawk box, stereo, stylus, system, tape,
tape cartridge, tape cassette, tape deck, tape recorder,
tape recording, tone arm, transcription, transcription turntable,
tripack, turntable, vehicle, wax, wire recording

cartridge at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:


1 (AmE also shell) a tube or case containing explosive and a bullet or SHOT, for shooting from a gun

2 a case containing sth that is used in a machine, for example photographic film for a camera, ink for a printer, etc. Cartridges are put into the machine and can be removed and replaced when they are finished or empty.

3 a thin tube containing ink which you put inside a pen

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

Cartridge \Car"tridge\ (k[aum]r"tr[i^]j), n. [Formerly cartrage,
corrupted fr. F. cartouche. See {Cartouch}.] (Mil.)
A complete charge for a firearm, contained in, or held
together by, a case, capsule, or shell of metal, pasteboard,
or other material.

{Ball cartridge}, a cartridge containing a projectile.

{Blank cartridge}, a cartridge without a projectile.

{Center-fire cartridge}, a cartridge in which the fulminate
occupies an axial position usually in the center of the
base of the capsule, instead of being contained in its
rim. In the Prussian needle gun the fulminate is applied
to the middle of the base of the bullet.

{Rim-fire cartridge}, a cartridge in which the fulminate is
contained in a rim surrounding its base.

{Cartridge bag}, a bag of woolen cloth, to hold a charge for
a cannon.

{Cartridge belt}, a belt having pockets for cartridges.

{Cartridge box}, a case, usually of leather, attached to a
belt or strap, for holding cartridges.

{Cartridge paper}.
(a) A thick stout paper for inclosing cartridges.
(b) A rough tinted paper used for covering walls, and also
for making drawings upon.

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

n 1: ammunition consisting of a cylindrical casing containing an
explosive charge and a bullet; fired from a rifle or
2: a light-tight supply chamber holding the film and supplying
it for exposure as required [syn: {magazine}]
3: a module designed to be inserted into a larger piece of
equipment; "he loaded a cartridge of fresh tape into the
tape deck"
4: an electro-acoustic transducer that is the part of the arm
of a record player that holds the needle and that is
removable [syn: {pickup}]

cartridge at English (WD) Of Explained:

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* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈkɑːtrɪdʒ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kA:trIdZ/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » kärʹtrĭj, Inter: IPA » /ˈkɑrtrɪdʒ/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /"kArtrIdZ/


    Inter: en-nou » n

  • Inter: context » firearms The package consisting of the bullet, primer, and casing containing gunpowder; a round of ammunition (Category: w - :Cartridge (firearms)|Wikipedia).
    1. Inter: quote-book » year=1907|author=Category: w - :Harold Edward Bindloss|Harold Bindloss

    |title=The Dust of Conflict
    |passage=Still, a dozen men with rifles, and cartridges to match, stayed behind when they filed through a white aldea lying silent amid the cane, and the Sin Verguenza swung into slightly quicker stride.
    1. Inter: by extensio » n A prefabricated subassembly that can be easily installed in or removed from a larger mechanism or replaced with another interchangeable subassembly.
    2. Inter: computin » g A vessel which contains the ink (Category: w - :Ink cartridge|Wikipedia) or toner (Category: w - :Toner cartridge|Wikipedia) for a computer printer and can be easily replaced with another.
    3. Inter: computin » g Magnetic tape storage, used for storing (backup) copies of data (Category: w - :Magnetic tape data storage|Wikipedia).
    4. Inter: obsolet » e A small paper package, e.g. in an old book about making printer's type: After all the type has been cast: "The Boy will paper up each sort in a cartridge by itself".

      Derived terms

      * ball cartridge

  • bite the cartridge
  • cartridge bag
  • cartridge base
  • cartridge belt
  • cartridge brass
  • cartridge box
  • cartridge case
  • cartridge clip
  • cartridge drive
  • cartridge ejector
  • cartridge extractor
  • cartridge-filler
  • cartridge font
  • cartridge fuse
  • cartridge holder
  • cartridge paper
  • cartridge pen
  • cartridge player
  • cartridge remover
  • cartridge seal
  • cartridge-shot
  • cartridge starter
  • center-fire cartridge, centre-fire cartridge
  • cheat cartridge
  • disk cartridge
  • DV cartridge
  • font cartridge
  • Hatton cartridge
  • ignition cartridge
  • ink cartridge
  • magnetic cartridge
  • microcartridge
  • removable cartridge
  • rim-fire cartridge
  • shot cartridge
  • tape cartridge
  • Travan cartridge
  • wildcat cartridge
  • wire cartridge


    Inter: trans-top » firearms package
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|փամփուշտ|tr=pʿampʿušt|sc=Armn
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|патрон|m|tr=patrón|sc=Cyrl
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|槍彈|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|枪弹|tr=qiāngdàn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|子彈|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|子弹|tr=zǐdàn|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|náboj|m
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|patroon|m|f
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cartouche|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Patrone|f

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|φυσίγγιο|n|tr=fysigio
    • Hungarian: töltény
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cartuccia|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|実包|tr=じっぽう, jippō|sc=Jpan
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|набој|m|tr=náboj, Inter: t- » mk|шаржер|m|tr=šáržer
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cartucho|m, Inter: t+ » pt|pente
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|патрон|m|tr=patrón|sc=Cyrl
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|náboj|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cartucho|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » vessel which contains the ink for a computer printer
    • Albanian: Inter: t- » sq|fishek|f
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|касета|f
    • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|cartutx|f
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|墨盒|tr=mòhé|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|kazeta|f
    • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|inktpatroon|m|f, Inter: t+ » nl|patroon|m|f
    • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|kartoĉo
    • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|kassett
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|kasetti
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cartouche|f
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|Patrone, Inter: t+ » de|Kartusche
    • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|patron
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cartuccia

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|インクカートリッジ|tr=inkukātorijji|sc=Jpan
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|카트리지|tr=kateuliji|sc=Hang
  • Latin: Inter: t- » la|cucullus|m
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|peluru
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cartucho|m
  • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|cartuș
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|картридж|m|tr=kártridž|sc=Cyrl
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|kazeta|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cartucho|m
  • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|kartutso
  • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|กระสุน|tr=grasoon
  • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|mực
  • Volapük: Inter: t- » vo|niniär, Inter: t- » vo|niganiniär
  • Welsh: Inter: t- » cy|cetris

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Inter: ttbc » th: กระสุนปืน

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Translation: ar » cartridge
    Translation: de » cartridge
    Translation: et » cartridge
    Translation: el » cartridge
    Translation: eo » cartridge
    Translation: fr » cartridge
    Translation: gl » cartridge
    Translation: ko » cartridge
    Translation: hr » cartridge
    Translation: io » cartridge
    Translation: it » cartridge
    Translation: kn » cartridge
    Translation: hu » cartridge
    Translation: mg » cartridge
    Translation: ml » cartridge
    Translation: my » cartridge
    Translation: pl » cartridge
    Category: simple:cartridge -
    Translation: fi » cartridge
    Translation: ta » cartridge
    Translation: te » cartridge
    Translation: tr » cartridge
    Translation: vi » cartridge
    Translation: zh » cartridge