See also: šilo, silo-, Silo, siło, sílo, and шило

EnglishEdit

 
Grain silos.

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish silo, of unclear origin. See Spanish silo for more.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

silo (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture) A vertical building, usually cylindrical, used for the production of silage.
  2. (agriculture) from the shape, a building used for the storage of grain.
    Synonyms: granary, grain elevator
  3. (military) An underground bunker used to hold missiles which may be launched.
    • 1987, Michio Kaku, Daniel Axelrod, To Win a Nuclear War: The Pentagon's Secret War Plans, Black Rose Books Ltd. (→ISBN), page 203:
      As a rule of thumb, to reliably destroy a hardened missile silo or communications bunker, a one megaton warhead should land within a 600 foot radius of its target. This will ensure that the enemy silo lies within the crater gouged out by the nuclear blast.
  4. (derogatory, management) An organizational unit that has poor interaction with other units, negatively affecting overall performance.
    • 2006, Albert J. Mills, Jean C. Helms Mills, John Bratton, Organizational Behaviour in a Global Context, Page 116
      A silo is created when members in one department or function do not interact with those in another department, even though there might be operational benefits to the interaction.
  5. (derogatory, informatics) A structure in the information system that is poorly networked with other structures, with data exchange hampered.
    Our networking is organized in silos, and employees lose time manually transferring data.
  6. (derogatory, slang) A self-enclosed group of like-minded individuals.

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VerbEdit

silo (third-person singular simple present silos, present participle siloing, simple past and past participle siloed)

  1. (transitive) To store in a silo.
    Synonym: ensile

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish silo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

silo n

  1. silo (vertical building for storing grain)

VerbEdit

silo

  1. neuter singular past participle of sít
    Synonym: selo

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish silo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

silo m (plural silos)

  1. silo (vertical building for storing grain)
  2. silo (underground missile facility)

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ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish silo.

NounEdit

silo m (plural sili)

  1. silo (vertical building for storing grain)
  2. silo (underground missile facility)

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

 
Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish silo.

NounEdit

silo m (definite singular siloen, indefinite plural siloer, definite plural siloene)

  1. a silo

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish silo.

NounEdit

silo m (definite singular siloen, indefinite plural siloar, definite plural siloane)

  1. a silo

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish silo.

NounEdit

silo m (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture) silo (vertical building for storing grain)
  2. (military) silo (underground missile facility)

Serbo-CroatianEdit

NounEdit

silo (Cyrillic spelling сило)

  1. vocative singular of sila

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Of unclear origin. Perhaps from Latin sirum, the accusative form of sirus (pit for corn, underground granary) (compare Latin sīromastes (pit-searcher), from Ancient Greek σειρομάστης (seiromástēs)), from Ancient Greek σιρός (sirós, pit for holding grain). Alternatively, perhaps from Basque zilo, zulo (grain cellar).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

silo m (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture, military) silo

DescendantsEdit

  • English: silo
  • French: silo
  • German: Silo

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SwaziEdit

NounEdit

sílo 7 (plural tílo 8)

  1. lion

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