the material fired, scattered, dropped, or detonated from any weapon, as bombs or rockets, and especially shot, shrapnel, bullets, or shells fired by guns.
the means of igniting or exploding such material, as primers, fuzes, and gunpowder.
any material, means, weapons, etc., used in any conflict:
a crude ammunition of stones.
information, advice, or supplies to help defend or attack a viewpoint, argument, or claim:
Give me some ammunition for the debate.
Obsolete. any military supplies.
He is to go for wheat to the coast of Brittany, and for ammunitions to England.
The Pocket Bible or Christian the Printer Eugne Sue
Arms and ammunitions were also procured, but these were, as was usual, to be delivered to the steamer on the high seas.
The History of Cuba, vol. 3 Willis Fletcher Johnson
They had taken arms and ammunitions where such things were to be found.
Lady Bountiful George A. Birmingham
Not only were monetary transactions to a vast amount carried on, but large purchases were made of arms and ammunitions of war.
The Golden Grasshopper W.H.G. Kingston
During their plunder they found a great quantity of provisions and ammunitions stored126 up for the use of the fleet.
The Monarchs of the Main, Volume II (of 3) Walter Thornbury
Even the sending of such servants provided with arms, ammunitions and food was likewise rewarded.
The Real America in Romance, Volume 6; John R. Musick
any projectiles, such as bullets, rockets, etc, that can be discharged from a weapon
bombs, missiles, chemicals, biological agents, nuclear materials, etc, capable of use as weapons
any means of defence or attack, as in an argument
1620s, from French soldiers’ faulty separation of Middle French la munition into l’ammunition; from Latin munitionem (nominative munitio) “a fortifying” (see munition), and at first meaning all military supplies in general. The mistake in the word perhaps was by influence of French a(d)monition “warning.” The error was corrected in French (Modern French munition), but retained in English.
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- Amne machin shan
a mountain range in W central China. Highest peak, Amne Machin, 23, 490 feet (7164 meters).
loss of a large block of interrelated memories; complete or partial loss of memory caused by brain injury, shock, etc. Contemporary Examples On the negative side, the sheer tonnage of opinions can overwhelm and cause a degree of amnesia. The Best Columns of the Year John Avlon December 30, 2013 The question of how to […]