missile noun

1 explosive weapon

ADJ. long-range, medium-range, short-range | ballistic, cruise, guided, heat-seeking | land-based | mobile | intercontinental | strategic, tactical | anti-aircraft, anti-ballistic, anti-missile, anti-tank | air-to-air, air-to-surface, surface-to-air, surface-to-surface | nuclear | conventional

VERB + MISSILE be armed with, carry | aim | fire, launch | intercept, shoot down | deploy strategic missiles deployed in sparsely-populated desert areas

MISSILE + VERB destroy sth, hit sth | miss sth All of the missiles missed their target.

MISSILE + NOUN base, site | attack, strike | programme, system | warhead

2 object fired or thrown

VERB + MISSILE be armed with, carry, hold a crowd of youths armed with missiles that included petrol bombs | hurl, pelt sb with, throw They pelted her with eggs and various other missiles.

MISSILE + VERB hit sb/sth, strike sb/sth