munition

[ myoo-nish-uh n ]
/ myuˈnɪʃ ən /

noun

Usually munitions. materials used in war, especially weapons and ammunition.
material or equipment for carrying on any undertaking.

verb (used with object)

to provide with munitions.

Origin of munition

1525–35; < Latin mūnītiōn- (stem of mūnītiō) a fortifying, equivalent to mūnīt(us) fortified (see munite) + -iōn- -ion

Related forms

un·mu·ni·tioned, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for munitions

British Dictionary definitions for munitions (1 of 2)

munitions

/ (mjuːˈnɪʃənz) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) military equipment and stores, esp ammunition

British Dictionary definitions for munitions (2 of 2)

munition

/ (mjuːˈnɪʃən) /

verb

(tr) to supply with munitions

Derived Forms

munitioner, noun

Word Origin for munition

C16: via French from Latin mūnītiō fortification, from mūnīre to fortify. See ammunition
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012