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 Dictionary entry overview: What does artillery mean? 

  The noun ARTILLERY has 3 senses:

1. large but transportable armament
2. an army unit that uses big guns
3. a means of persuading or arguing

  Familiarity information: ARTILLERY used as a noun is uncommon.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1artillery [BACK TO TOP]


Large but transportable armament

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects


artillery; heavy weapon; gun; ordnance

Hypernyms ("artillery" is a kind of...):

armament (weaponry used by military or naval force)

Meronyms (parts of "artillery"):

gunstock; stock (the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "artillery"):

cannon (a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels)

arbalest; arbalist; ballista; bricole; catapult; mangonel; onager; trebuchet; trebucket (medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles)

field artillery; field gun (movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops))

four-pounder (an artillery gun that throws a shot weighing four pounds)

Holonyms ("artillery" is a part of...):

battery (a collection of related things intended for use together)

Sense 2artillery [BACK TO TOP]


An army unit that uses big guns

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


artillery unit; artillery

Hypernyms ("artillery" is a kind of...):

army unit (a military unit that is part of an army)

Domain category:

armed forces; armed services; military; military machine; war machine (the military forces of a nation)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "artillery"):

battery (group of guns or missile launchers operated together at one place)

Sense 3artillery [BACK TO TOP]


A means of persuading or arguing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


weapon; artillery

Context example:

he used all his conversational weapons

Hypernyms ("artillery" is a kind of...):

persuasion; suasion (the act of persuading (or attempting to persuade); communication intended to induce belief or action)

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