Last modified on 17 December 2014, at 14:12

torpedo

See also: Torpedo

EnglishEdit

Wikipedia has articles on:

Wikipedia

EtymologyEdit

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish), from torpēdō (numbness, torpidity, electric ray), from torpeō (I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive) and -dō (noun suffix), from Proto-Indo-European *ster (stiff), see also Old English steorfan (to die), Ancient Greek στερεός (stereós, solid), Lithuanian tirpstu (to become rigid), Old Church Slavonic трупети (trupeti)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

a self-propelled explosive torpedo in a museum
a spotted torpedo fish (Torpedo marmorata)
a rail transport torpedo on a railway line

torpedo (plural torpedoes or torpedos)

  1. (military) A cylindrical explosive projectile that can travel underwater and is used as a weapon.
  2. A fish having wings that generate electric current, a kind of electric ray.
  3. (regional) A submarine sandwich.
  4. (archaic, military) A naval mine.
  5. (obsolete, military) An explosive device buried underground and set off remotely, to destroy fortifications, troops, or cavalry; a land torpedo
  6. (slang) A professional gunman or assassin.
  7. (rail transport, US) a small explosive device attached to the top of the rail to provide an audible warning when a train passes over it
  8. A kind of firework in the form of a small ball, or pellet, which explodes when thrown upon a hard object.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

torpedo (third-person singular simple present torpedoes, present participle torpedoing, simple past and past participle torpedoed)

  1. To send a torpedo, usually from a submarine, that explodes below the waterline of the target ship.
  2. To sink a ship with one of more torpedoes.
  3. To undermine or destroy any endeavor with a stealthy, powerful attack.

TranslationsEdit

The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables, removing any numbers. Numbers do not necessarily match those in definitions. See instructions at Help:How to check translations.

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia nl

PronunciationEdit

Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do

NounEdit

torpedo f, m (plural torpedo's, diminutive torpedootje n)

  1. torpedo

Derived termsEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

torpedo f (invariable)

  1. tourer (motorcar)

See alsoEdit

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From torpeō (I am stiff, numb).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

torpēdō f (genitive torpēdinis); third declension

  1. lethargy, inertness, sluggishness
  2. torpedo fish

DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
nominative torpēdō torpēdinēs
genitive torpēdinis torpēdinum
dative torpēdinī torpēdinibus
accusative torpēdinem torpēdinēs
ablative torpēdine torpēdinibus
vocative torpēdō torpēdinēs

DescendantsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Latin, via English torpedo or German Torpedo

NounEdit

torpedo m (definite singular torpedoen, indefinite plural torpedoer, definite plural torpedoene)

  1. a torpedo

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin, via English torpedo or German Torpedo

NounEdit

torpedo m (definite singular torpedoen, indefinite plural torpedoar, definite plural torpedoane)

  1. a torpedo

ReferencesEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish), from torpēdō (numbness, torpidity, electric ray), from torpeō (I am stiff, numb, torpid; I am astounded; I am inactive) and -dō (noun suffix). Compare torpor.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

torpedo m (plural torpedos)

  1. torpedo (submarine weapon)
  2. SMS (a text message sent on a cell phone)

Related termsEdit


Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /torpěːdo/
  • Hyphenation: tor‧pe‧do

NounEdit

torpédo m (Cyrillic spelling торпе́до)

  1. torpedo

DeclensionEdit


SpanishEdit

Spanish Wikipedia has an article on:

Wikipedia es

EtymologyEdit

From Latin torpēdō (a torpedo fish).

NounEdit

torpedo m (plural torpedos)

  1. torpedo (fish)
  2. torpedo (weapon)

SynonymsEdit