[syn: fortification, munition]
1. supply with weapons;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Munition \Mu*ni"tion\, n. [F., munition of war, L. munitio a
fortifying, fortification, fr. munire to fortify, defend with
a wall; cf. moenia walls, murus (for moirus) a wall, and Skr.
mi to fix, make firm. Cf. Ammunition.]
1. Fortification; stronghold. [Obs.]
His place of defense shall be the munitions of
rocks. --Is. xxxiii.
2. Whatever materials are used in war for defense or for
annoying an enemy; ammunition; also, stores and
provisions; military stores of all kinds.
The bodies of men, munition, and money, may justly
be called the sinews of war. --Sir W.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: weapons considered collectively [syn: weaponry, arms,
implements of war, weapons system, munition]
2: military supplies [syn: munition, ordnance, ordnance
3: defensive structure consisting of walls or mounds built
around a stronghold to strengthen it [syn: fortification,
v 1: supply with weapons
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
19 Moby Thesaurus words for "munition":
accouter, appoint, arm, dress, equip, fit, fit out, fit up,
furnish, gear, heel, man, outfit, prepare, rig, rig out, rig up,
staff, turn out