- Usually munitions. materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunition.
- material or equipment for carrying on any undertaking.
- to provide with munitions.
Origin of munition
Examples from the Web for munitions
How did Washington and his generals keep those men and munitions hidden?The Real-Life Raiders of the Lost Ark
November 14, 2014
In reality we now know that the numbers of munitions was actually much higher.George W. Bush’s Puzzling WMD Coverup
Rick Santorum, Pete Hoekstra
October 27, 2014
In contrast, drones cannot refuel in midair, conduct airdrops, or carry a meaningful amount of munitions.Why Drones Don’t Cut It in Syria
September 24, 2014
As the rebels departed, they blew up an 81-car munitions train stranded on a siding.Atlanta’s Fall Foretold The End Of Civil War Bloodshed
September 1, 2014
Israeli munitions litter the district and the fire appears to have come from the Israeli side near the Erez border crossing.Inside the Gaza Schoolyard Massacre
July 26, 2014
There was a shortage in every kind of munitions, stores, and equipment.
There was a rush to the higher paid positions in the munitions plants.Negro Migration during the War
Emmett J. Scott
The munitions problem in France is not so acute as in England.
This vessel was also laden with munitions, supplies, and goods for traffic with the Indians.
They had troops enough, they said, and all necessary provisions and munitions of war.Pyrrhus
- (sometimes singular) military equipment and stores, esp ammunition
- (tr) to supply with munitions
Word Origin and History for munitions
mid-15c., from Middle French municion "fortification, defense, defensive wall" (14c.), from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) "a defending, fortification, protecting," noun of action from past participle stem of munire "to fortify," from moenia "defensive walls," related to murus "wall" (see mural). By 1530s the sense had passed through "military stores" to become "ammunition."