[ myoo-nish-uh n ]
/ myuˈnɪʃ ən /


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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for munitions (1 of 2)


/ (mjuːˈnɪʃənz) /

pl n

(sometimes singular) military equipment and stores, esp ammunition

British Dictionary definitions for munitions (2 of 2)


/ (mjuːˈnɪʃən) /


(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
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