Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun missile

2 senses of missile

Sense 1
missile -- (a rocket carrying a warhead of conventional or nuclear explosives; may be ballistic or directed by remote control)
       => rocket, projectile -- (any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine)
       => weapon, arm, weapon system -- (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon")

Sense 2
projectile, missile -- (a weapon that is forcibly thrown or projected at a targets but is not self-propelled)
       => weapon, arm, weapon system -- (any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon")

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