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Meaning of "petrary" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PETRARY

petrary  [ˈpetrərɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PETRARY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Petrary is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES PETRARY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

petrary

Petrary

Petrary is a generic term for a medieval stone-throwing siege engine, used to hurl large rocks against the walls of the besieged city, in an attempt to break down the wall and create an entry point. Petraries can be either gravity operated, where a large counterweight drops to propel the missile, or tension operated, where the throwing arm is pulled back against twisted rope or animal sinew, which then provides the power when released. Catapult, trebuchet, mangonel are all types of petrary, but ballista style armaments, which fired bolts or arrows, would not fit into this category.

Definition of petrary in the English dictionary

The definition of petrary in the dictionary is a type of apparatus from the Middle Ages that was used, in a war situation, to propel stones.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PETRARY


arbitrary
ˈɑːbɪtrərɪ
bizarrerie
bɪˈzɑːrərɪ
cinerary
ˈsɪnərərɪ
contemporary
kənˈtɛmprərɪ
contrary
ˈkɒntrərɪ
cotemporary
kəʊˈtɛmpərərɪ
extraliterary
ˌekstrəˈlɪtrərɪ
funerary
ˈfjuːnərərɪ
honorary
ˈɒnərərɪ
horary
ˈhɔːrərɪ
interlibrary
ˌɪntəˈlaɪbrərɪ
itinerary
aɪˈtɪnərərɪ
librairie
ˈliːbrərɪ
library
ˈlaɪbrərɪ
literary
ˈlɪtərərɪ
orrery
ˈɒrərɪ
registrary
ˈredʒɪstrərɪ
subcontrary
sʌbˈkɒntrərɪ
supernumerary
ˌsuːpəˈnjuːmərərɪ
temporary
ˈtɛmpərərɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PETRARY

petrale
Petrarch
Petrarchan
Petrarchan sonnet
petrel
Petri dish
petrichor
Petrie
petrifaction
petrifactive
petrific
petrification
petrified
Petrified Forest
petrifier
petrifies
petrify
petrifying
Petrine
petrissage

WORDS THAT END LIKE PETRARY

British Library
circulating library
dynamic link library
film library
games library
gene library
lending library
mobile library
nonarbitrary
on the contrary
picture library
public library
reference library
rental library
school library
software library
sound library
Tipperary
video library
vulnerary

Synonyms and antonyms of petrary in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «petrary» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PETRARY

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The translations of petrary from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «petrary» in English.

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petrary
570 millions of speakers

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510 millions of speakers

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petrary
380 millions of speakers
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petrary
280 millions of speakers

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petrary
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

petrary
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

petrary
260 millions of speakers

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petrary
220 millions of speakers

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Translator English - German

petrary
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

petrary
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

petrary
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nangis
85 millions of speakers
vi

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petrary
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

petrary
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

विपरित
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

petrary
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

petrary
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

petrary
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

petrary
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

petrary
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

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15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

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14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

petrary
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

petrary
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of petrary

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PETRARY»

The term «petrary» is normally little used and occupies the 142.462 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PETRARY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about petrary

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PETRARY»

Discover the use of petrary in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to petrary and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Quarterly Journal of Science Literature and the Arts
people i” This petrary only threw it three times in the night, but it was also thrown four times from a cross-bow. Here we have apparently two kinds of artillery; since, as' it is deScribed to have come from “ the bottom of the petrary,” that machine ...
‎1823
2
The Museum of Foreign Literature and Science
And as the king lay in bed, whenever he was informed that this fire was thrown, he used to raise himself, and, lifting his hands, exclaimed, “ Good Lord, preserve my people l” This petrary only threw it three times in the night, but it was also ...
‎1823
3
Southey's Common-place book
[Knights set in the Petrary, and hoisted over the Castle.] " When the Damsel saw the Seneschal before her, who was the man in the world whom she hated the most, her heart was inflamed and her countenance kindled, and she made answer ...
Robert Southey, John Wood Warter, 1849
4
The Quarterly Journal of Science, Literature, and Art
people !" This petrary only threw it three times in the night, but it was also thrown four times from a cross-bow. Here we have apparently two kinds of artillery ; since , as it is described to have come from " the bottom of the petrary," that machine ...
‎1823
5
The Journal of Science and the Arts
people !" This petrary only threw it three times in the night, but it was also thrown four times from a cross-bow. Here we have apparently two kinds of artillery ; since , as it is described to have come from " the bottom, of the petrary," that machine ...
‎1823
6
Southey's common-place book. Ed. by J.W. Warter
[Knights set in the Petrary, and hoisted orer the Castle.] □ " When the Damsel saw the Seneschal before her, who was the man in the world whom she hated the most, her heart was inflamed and her countenance kindled, and she made ...
Robert Southey, John Wood Warter, 1849
7
The Museum of Foreign Literature, Science and Art
... is thus carried' back to a period which supports the account of the Arabian author of 1249, who has been quoted from Casiri. According to Joinville, the Greetf fire was thrown from the walls of Acre by a machine called a petrary, occasioning ...
‎1823
8
Museum
... invention is thus carried back to a period which supports the account of the Arabian author of 1249, who has been quoted from Casiri. According to Joinville, the Greek fire was thrown from the walls of Acre by a machine called a petrary ...
Robert Walsh, Eliakim Littell, 1823
9
The Quarterly Journal
people !" This petrary only threw it three times in the night, but it was also thrown four times from a cross-bow. Here we have apparently two kinds of artillery ; since , as it is described to have come from " the bottom of the petrary," that machine ...
‎1823
10
Siege Engines: Catapult, Trebuchet, Siege Tower, Battering ...
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« EDUCALINGO. Petrary [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/petrary>. Feb 2020 ».
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