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Definition 1: a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for missile in the sense of this definition

(missile is a kind of ...) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

(... is a kind of missile ) a projectile with a straight thin shaft and an arrowhead on one end and stabilizing vanes on the other; intended to be shot from a bow

(... is a kind of missile ) a curved piece of wood; when properly thrown will return to thrower

(... is a kind of missile ) a projectile that is fired from a gun

(... is a kind of missile ) a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon

(... is a kind of missile ) a small narrow pointed missile that is thrown or shot

(... is a kind of missile ) a missile equipped with a device that is attracted toward some kind of emission (heat or light or sound or radio waves)

(... is a kind of missile ) a solid missile discharged from a firearm

"the shot buzzed past his ear"

(... is a kind of missile ) a projectile made by chewing a piece of paper and shaping it into a sphere

Definition 2: a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control - [noun denoting artifact]

(missile is a kind of ...) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

(missile is a kind of ...) any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine

(... is a kind of missile ) air-to-air missile with infrared homing device

(... is a kind of missile ) a missile designed to be launched from one airplane at another

(... is a kind of missile ) a missile with a guidance system that directs it toward targets emitting infrared radiation (as the emissions of a jet engine)

(... is a kind of missile ) a rocket-propelled missile whose path can be controlled during flight either by radio signals or by internal homing devices

(... is a kind of missile ) a missile that is guided in the first part of its flight but falls freely as it approaches target

(... is a kind of missile ) a missile designed to be launched from an airplane at a target on the ground

(missile is a part of ...) a fin attached to the tail of an arrow, bomb or missile in order to stabilize or guide it

(missile is a part of ...) a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)

"the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry"

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