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gun·fire

 (gŭn′fīr′)
n.
The firing of guns.

gunfire

(ˈɡʌnˌfaɪə)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the firing of one or more guns, esp when done repeatedly
2. (Military) the use of firearms, as contrasted with other military tactics

gun•fire

(ˈgʌnˌfaɪər)

n.
1. the firing of guns.
2. the tactical use of firearms, esp. artillery, as distinguished from other weapons, as torpedoes or grenades.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunfire - the act of shooting a gungunfire - the act of shooting a gun; "the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders"; "they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire"
shooting, shot - the act of firing a projectile; "his shooting was slow but accurate"
enfilade, enfilade fire - gunfire directed along the length rather than the breadth of a formation
snipe - a gunshot from a concealed location

gunfire

noun shots, shooting, firing, gunshots The sound of gunfire grew closer.
Translations
إطلاق مَدافِع
střelba
geværildskyderi
ágyúzás
byssuskot
delostreľba

gunfire

[ˈgʌnfaɪəʳ] Ndisparos mpl; (from artillery) → cañoneo m, fuego m de cañón

gunfire

[ˈgʌnfaɪər] nfusillade f
an exchange of gunfire → un échange de coups de feu

gunfire

[ˈgʌnˌfaɪəʳ] ncolpi mpl d'arma da fuoco, spari mpl

gun

(gan) noun
any weapon which fires bullets or shells. He fired a gun at the burglar.
ˈgunboat noun
a small warship with large guns.
ˈgunfire noun
the firing of guns. I could hear the sound of gunfire in the distance.
ˈgunman noun
a criminal who uses a gun to kill or rob people. Three gunmen robbed the bank.
ˈgunpowder noun
an explosive in the form of a powder.
ˈgunshot noun
the sound of a gun firing. I heard a gunshot and a man dropped dead.
adjective
caused by the bullet from a gun. a gunshot wound.
stick to one's guns
to hold to one's position in an argument etc. No-one believed her story but she stuck to her guns.
References in classic literature ?
The American gunfire ceased, except for a few heroic shots, but they still steamed on, obstinately unsubdued, bloody, battered, and wrathfully resistant, spitting bullets at the airships and unmercifully pounded by the German ironclads.
We cruised for a long time, sinking many vessels, all but one by gunfire, but we did not come across a German raider.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Israeli soldiers opened heavy machine gunfire on Palestinian civilian homes and agricultural lands East of the blockaded Gaza Strip, flagrantly violating the Cairo-brokered ceasefire accord.
Israeli media reported that the airstrike was in response to an alleged gunfire shot out on Wednesday night of the Gaza Strip which hit a house in Kibbutz Nativ Ha'Asara border town, causing damage but no injuries.
ISLAMABAD, Aug 4 (KUNA) -- At least two civilians were killed and seven others wounded when Indian troops resorted to unprovoked gunfire in eastern Sialkot city, said military on Tuesday.
TOURISTS in The Gambia were advised to stay in their resorts last night after reports of heavy gunfire at the presidential palace.
A Palestinian fisherman was injured Saturday by Egyptian gunfire off the coast of the Gaza Strip, spokesman for Gaza's fishermen said .
Summary: A video posted to YouTube Monday purports to show a young boy rescuing a young girl from volleys of gunfire.
Speaking with Arab News, Al-Bouq said the owners of the wedding venues were accused of violating safety regulations in allowing families to gunfire in celebration of their wedding ceremonies.
TRIPOLI Sun May 18, 2014 (Reuters) - Heavy gunfire from anti-aircraft weapons and rocket-propelled grenades could be heard near the parliament in Libya's capital Tripoli on Sunday, residents said.
Malk Ayuen described the eruption of gunfire Wednesday morning as "limited", saying the incident broke out over a salary payment dispute and involved only a few individuals.
with all its repetitions and whispers: gunfire everywhere, and by