[ sahy-lohd ]

  1. put into or preserved in a silo, a tall, cylindrical structure for storing grain, animal feed, etc.: After the siloed feed had cured and settled, we found that we had 81 tons.

  2. (of a group, unit, enterprise, etc.) separated or isolated from others, and typically viewed as not deriving the benefits of interrelationships or collaboration: Our coalition seeks to develop partnerships across the traditionally siloed sectors of criminal justice, healthcare, and social services.

  1. Computers. relating to or being data in a repository that is inaccessible to other systems, subsystems, or applications: The shift from siloed data to cloud storage opens up greater possibilities for sharing data across a wide range of stakeholders and researchers.

  2. Military. (of a ballistic missile and its firing equipment) placed or stored in a specially designed underground installation made of concrete and steel: Hope for survival was based on striking first and thereby gaining an advantage by reducing the enemy’s siloed missiles.

  1. the simple past tense and past participle of silo.

Origin of siloed

First recorded in 1880–85; 2000–05 for def. 3; 1980–85 for def. 4; silo + -ed2 for the adjective senses; silo + -ed1 for the verb sense

Words Nearby siloed Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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