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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 ?
We cruised for a long time, sinking many vessels, all but one by gunfire, but we did not come across a German raider.
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.
I introduce all my pups to gunfire only after they are retrieving well.
According to initial investigation, Shabbir Shah and Nathu groups exchanged gunfire over sand-lifting dispute.
With their positions and careers on the line, certain police officials appear determined to deny any incidence of injuries due to celebratory gunfire during the holidays.
14, Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk urged municipalities across Lebanon to take swift action against celebratory gunfire on New Year's Eve, according to the state-run National News Agency.
As of Monday, gunfire and bomb explosions can still be heard from the main battle area even with the termination of combat operation last October 23.
Celebratory gunfire across Pakistan claims dozens of lives and leaves hundreds wounded every year especially on the occasion of New Year and Independence Day.
There is no evidence that the UNMOGIP military observers were targeted by the gunfire.
A bill that criminalizes celebratory gunfire in Texas - filed by a House member who was hit by what was apparently a stray bullet on New Year's Eve - is a long shot to reach the governor's desk.
Eyewitness Kevin Schofield, who is editor of website Politics Home, said he heard several rounds of gunfire after seeing the knifeman strike.
GAZA, October 30, 2016 (WAFA) - Israeli naval boats on Sunday opened gunfire towards Palestinian fisherman while sailing offshore Gaza, injuring at least one of them moderately, according to witnesses.