noun, plural si·los.
verb (used with object), si·loed, si·lo·ing.
Origin of silo
Examples from the Web for silo
There appear to be two crosses atop this overall structure, one on the main house and a larger one on the silo.
Amy was just as eager as Jessie to cross-question 147 the man about a red barn with a silo.The Campfire Girls of Roselawn|Margaret Penrose
The farmer who builds a silo has faith that the products of the summer will bring joy and health to the winter.The Vitalized School|Francis B. Pearson
The silo seems to be a valuable and important means to this end.Secrets of Wise Men, Chemists and Great Physicians|William K. David
British Dictionary definitions for silo
noun plural -los
Word Origin for silo
Word Origin and History for silo
1835, from Spanish silo, traditionally derived from Latin sirum (nominative sirus), from Greek siros "a pit to keep corn in." "The change from r to l in Spanish is abnormal and Greek siros was a rare foreign term peculiar to regions of Asia Minor and not likely to emerge in Castilian Spain" [Barnhart]. Alternatively, the Spanish word is from a pre-Roman Iberian language word represented by Basque zilo, zulo "dugout, cave or shelter for keeping grain." Meaning "underground housing and launch tube for a guided missile" is attested from 1958.