Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
  Show Word Combinations
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
torpedo

tor·pe·do

torpedo

 
pronunciation:
tor pi do
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
features:
Word Explorer
part of speech: noun
inflections: torpedoes
definition 1: a long, cylindrical, self-propelled explosive missile that can be launched against ships from above or under water.
definition 2: any of various devices designed to explode underwater, esp. a submarine mine.
definition 3: any of several fishes related to skates and rays that give an electric shock on contact.
definition 4: (slang) a hired gunman; assassin.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: torpedoed, torpedoes, torpedoing
definition 1: to attack, destroy, or sink with torpedoes.
definition 2: to cause to fail by undermining.
Management torpedoed the profit-sharing plan.
derivation: torpedolike (adj.)
Word Explorer
See
  weapon