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English noun: missile

1. missile (artifact) a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control

Broader (hypernym)arm, projectile, rocket, weapon, weapon system

Narrower (hyponym)air-to-air missile, air-to-ground missile, air-to-surface missile, ballistic missile, guided missile, heat-seeking missile, sidewinder

Part holonymnose, vane

2. missile (artifact) a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled


Broader (hypernym)arm, weapon, weapon system

Narrower (hyponym)arrow, boomerang, bullet, cannon ball, cannonball, dart, pellet, round shot, seeker, shot, slug, spitball, throw stick, throwing stick

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