Definition of Artillery

1. Noun. Large but transportable armament.

Exact synonyms: Gun, Heavy Weapon, Ordnance
Generic synonyms: Armament
Specialized synonyms: Cannon, Field Artillery, Field Gun, Four-pounder
Terms within: Gunstock, Stock
Group relationships: Battery
Derivative terms: Gun



2. Noun. An army unit that uses big guns.
Exact synonyms: Artillery Unit
Generic synonyms: Army Unit
Category relationships: Armed Forces, Armed Services, Military, Military Machine, War Machine
Specialized synonyms: Battery

3. Noun. A means of persuading or arguing. "He used all his conversational weapons"
Exact synonyms: Weapon
Generic synonyms: Persuasion, Suasion

Definition of Artillery

1. n. Munitions of war; implements for warfare, as slings, bows, and arrows.

Definition of Artillery

1. Noun. Large cannon like weapons, transportable and usually operated by more than one person. ¹

2. Noun. A unit of the army, that uses such weapons. ¹

3. Noun. Gunnery. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Artillery

1. [n -RIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Artillery

artificialities
artificiality
artificialize
artificialized
artificializes
artificializing
artificially
artificially sweetened
artificialness
artificious
artilect
artilects
artilleries
artillerist
artillerists
artillery (current term)
artillery fire
artillery plant
artillery shell
artillery unit
artilleryman
artillerymen
artily
artiness
artinesses
artinite
artiodactyl
artiodactyl mammal
artiodactyla
artiodactyle

Literary usage of Artillery

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. American Journal of Education (1862)
"Progress of modern artillery, from its origin down to our time. artillery of Charles VII. and of Louis XI. Progress under Francis I. Effects of the wars of ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Edward Aloysius Pace (1922)
"The right wing British, suffering from lack of artillery ammunition, entering at Sedan, and crossing Luxemburg, and and poison gas played a conspicuous rôle ..."

3. The Spanish Regime in Missouri: A Collection of Papers and Documents by Etienne Burnet, Ernest Edward Austen, Louis Houck (1909)
"Letter to Grand-Pre:] The seven lists including the artillery, supplies, ... Report showing the supplies of artillery which I have received from Don Juan ..."

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