improvised improvised  /ˈɪm prə ˌvaɪzd/


  • (adj) done or made using whatever is available



  1. His improvised melodies and singing could be as lofty as a moon flight or as low-down as the blood drops of a street thug dying in the gutter.
  2. For Europe's freely improvised music, the only rule is no rule.
  3. This partly improvised sitcom focuses on 16 members of an extended Cincinnati, Ohio, clan: siblings, stepsiblings, grandparents, married parents and single parents.


  1. The Most Badass Truck in the US Army Is Straight Out of Thunderdome

    Keeping Afghanistan's roads free of improvised explosive devices is no easy feat when important routes are re-mined within hours of EOD teams clearing them. That's why US Army has deployed the Buffalo: a six-wheeled, 38-ton, armor-plated supertruck designed to demolish roadside bombs with abandon. The Buffalo, built by Force Protection, is classified as a mine-protected clearance vehicle (MPCV ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Jalopnik

  2. Fort Eustis Soldiers train to fight

    Soldiers from the 271st Movement Control Team, 53rd Movement Control Battalion, 7th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Eustis, Va., concluded a three-day counter-improvised explosive device training class at N
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Peninsula Warrior

  3. Bomb squad detonates 'improvised firework'

    A passerby discovers an improvised device along a west Omaha trail.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KETV 7 Omaha


  1. "The majority of incidents continue to involve armed clashes and improvised explosive devices, each accounting for one third of the reported incidents," Ban said, referring to the military term for roadside bombs.
    on Jun 19, 2010 By: Ban Ki-moon Source: The Associated Press

  2. "I can say with certainty that the Quds Force, a part of the Iranian government, has provided these sophisticated IEDs (improvised explosive devices) that have harmed our troops," Mr. Bush said at his White House news conference of the year.
    on Feb 14, 2007 By: President Bush Source: CBS News

  3. "We grieve the loss of Master Corporal Kristal Giesebrecht and Private Andrew Miller who died yesterday in Afghanistan. These soldiers were killed by an improvised explosive device while on patrol in Southern Kandahar," said Minister of National...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Peter MacKay Source: Island Crisis (blog)

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