[ UK /sˈa‍ɪlə‍ʊ/ ]
[ US /ˈsaɪɫoʊ/ ]
  1. military installation consisting of an underground structure where ballistic missiles can be stored and fired
  2. a cylindrical tower used for storing silage
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How To Use silo In A Sentence

  • Silanes and siloxanes are actually just two variations on the same chemical theme.
  • It was one of the largest superlocal co-op chains of grain silos in the Midwest and aggressively tried new ventures, from raising hogs to processing soybeans for food.
  • President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is aiming for annual average GDP growth of 6.6 percent through the remainder of his term ending in 2014, partly by boosting spending on roads, railways and ports. -- Top News
  • Just as I imagined it, with cows everywhere and lots of farms, silos, grain elevators, lakes - the whole nine yards.
  • He requested a weekly luncheon with the president and freedom to range across all areas rather than being ‘siloed’ in a handful of policy areas.
  • Dr. Turnbull said the presence of so many long-term-care patients in his institution is a typical result of what he called the silo approach to Canadian health care: Every major hospital in the country is likely experiencing the same problem. The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed
  • In fact, they have a home there which they call the silo home. CNN Transcript May 3, 2009
  • At some point, Leaellynasaura, a Lower Cretaceous hypsilophodontid from Victoria, Australia, was described as a carnivore when it, like all hypsilophodontids, is actually an herbivore. Entry #1,909
  • The largest was Basilosaurus isis, which was up to 21 m long, with well developed five-fingered flippers on the forelimbs and the quite unexpected presence of hind legs, feet, and toes, not known previously in any archaeocete; a vestigial use may have been as claspers during aquatic mating. Wadi Al-Hitan (Whale Valley), Egypt
  • Hansen and Quinn give us eight distinct patterns, such as “alpha followed by an epsilon becomes long alpha, alpha followed by epsilon iota becomes long alpha with an iota subscript,” and so on, for eight impossible to memorize (at least for me) rules. Greek is hard « paper fruit
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