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

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪloʊ/
  • (file)
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈsaɪləʊ/
  • Rhymes: -aɪləʊ

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.
    • 2021 May 5, Tony Streeter, “Network News: Disused structures "assets to be preserved", say MPs”, in RAIL, number 930, page 23:
      Graeme Bickerdike, a member of campaign organisation The HRE Group, told RAIL: "This infilling and demolition programme - costing much more than repair - has been conceived with no thought for its impact beyond the silos where distant, unaccountable officials manage their spreadsheets.
  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.
  7. (computing) In Microsoft Windows operating systems, a kernel object for isolating groups of threads.

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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
  2. (transitive) To separate; to isolate.

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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Spanish silo.

NounEdit

silo n

  1. silo (vertical building for storing grain)

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

silo

  1. neuter singular past participle of sít
    Synonym: selo

Further readingEdit

  • silo in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • silo in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • silo in Internetová jazyková příručka

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish silo or French silo (itself from Spanish), perhaps from Latin sirus, from Ancient Greek σιρός (sirós); alternatively from Basque zilo, zulo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsi.loː/
  • Hyphenation: si‧lo

NounEdit

silo m (plural silo's, diminutive silootje n)

  1. A silo (building for storage).

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Caribbean Hindustani: silo

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish silo.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

silo m (plural silos)

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

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


ItalianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish silo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsi.lo/
  • Rhymes: -ilo
  • Hyphenation: sì‧lo

NounEdit

silo m (plural sili)

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

AnagramsEdit


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

Derived termsEdit

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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

Derived termsEdit

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish silo.[1][2]

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ilu
  • Hyphenation: si‧lo

NounEdit

silo m (plural silos)

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ silo” in Dicionário infopédia da Língua Portuguesa. Porto: Porto Editora, 2003–2023.
  2. ^ silo” in Dicionário Priberam da Língua Portuguesa.

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). If so, it is a doublet of zulo.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈsilo/ [ˈsi.lo]
  • Rhymes: -ilo
  • Hyphenation: si‧lo

NounEdit

silo m (plural silos)

  1. (agriculture, military) silo

DescendantsEdit

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SwaziEdit

NounEdit

sílo class 7 (plural tílo class 8)

  1. lion

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


TagalogEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: si‧lo
  • IPA(key): /ˈsiloʔ/, [ˈsi.loʔ]

NounEdit

silò

  1. lasso; lariat; rope or cord with a running noose (for catching animals)
  2. noose at the end of a lariat
  3. act of catching an animal with a lariat
    Synonym: pagsilo
  4. (figuratively) trick to catch an unsuspecting person; trap
    Synonyms: patibong, umang

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