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silo

[ sahy-loh ]
/ ˈsaɪ loʊ /
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noun, plural si·los.
verb (used with object), si·loed, si·lo·ing.
to put into or preserve in a silo, as fodder, grain, or missiles.
to separate or isolate (a group, unit, enterprise, etc.) from others: We Americans are now more sheltered and siloed in our sources of news than ever before.
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Origin of silo

First recorded in 1825–35; from Spanish: “place for storing grain, hay, etc.,” originally, “subterranean”; further origin uncertain
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British Dictionary definitions for silo

silo
/ (ˈsaɪləʊ) /

noun plural -los
a pit, trench, horizontal container, or tower, often cylindrical in shape, in which silage is made and stored
a strengthened underground position in which missile systems are sited for protection against attack

Word Origin for silo

C19: from Spanish, perhaps from Celtic
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