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gun

 (gŭn)
n.
1. A weapon consisting of a metal tube from which a projectile is fired at high velocity into a relatively flat trajectory, especially:
a. A portable firearm, such as a rifle or revolver.
b. A cannon with a long barrel and a relatively low angle of fire.
2. A device resembling a firearm or cannon, as in its ability to project something, such as grease or paint, under pressure or at great speed.
3. A discharge of a firearm or cannon as a signal or salute: heard the guns honoring the leader.
4. One who is armed with or skilled in the use of a gun.
5. The throttle of an engine, as of an automobile.
6. guns Slang The biceps muscles of the arms.
v. gunned, gun·ning, guns
v.tr.
1. To shoot (a person): a bank robber who was gunned down by the police.
2. To open the throttle of (an engine) so as to accelerate: gunned the engine and sped off.
v.intr.
To hunt with a gun.
Phrasal Verb:
gun for
1. To plan or take action to harm or destroy (someone).
2. To go after in earnest; set out to obtain: gunning for a promotion.
Idioms:
go great guns
To proceed or perform with great speed, skill, or success.
hold a gun to (someone's) head
To put pressure on someone.
under the gun
Under great pressure or under threat.

[Middle English gonne, cannon, short for Gunilda, woman's name applied to a siege engine, from Old Norse Gunnhildr, woman's name : gunnr, war; see gwhen- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots + hildr, war.]

gun

(ɡʌn)
n
1. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery)
a. a weapon with a metallic tube or barrel from which a missile is discharged, usually by force of an explosion. It may be portable or mounted. In a military context the term applies specifically to a flat-trajectory artillery piece
b. (as modifier): a gun barrel.
2. (Military) the firing of a gun as a salute or signal, as in military ceremonial
3. (Hunting) a member of or a place in a shooting party or syndicate
4. (Mechanical Engineering) any device used to project something under pressure: a grease gun; a spray gun.
5. (Law) slang US an armed criminal; gunman
6. slang
a. an expert
b. (as modifier): a gun shearer; a gun batsman.
7. go great guns slang to act or function with great speed, intensity, etc
8. (Athletics (Track & Field)) (of a runner, etc) to set off before the starting signal is given
9. informal to act prematurely
10. spike someone's guns See spike117
11. stick to one's guns informal to maintain one's opinions or intentions in spite of opposition
vb, guns, gunning or gunned
12. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) (when: tr, often foll by down) to shoot (someone) with a gun
13. (Automotive Engineering) (tr) to press hard on the accelerator of (an engine): to gun the engine of a car.
14. (Hunting) (intr) to hunt with a gun
[C14: probably from a female pet name shortened from the Scandinavian name Gunnhildr (from Old Norse gunnr war + hildr war)]

gun

(gʌn)

n., v. gunned, gun•ning. n.
1. a weapon consisting of a metal tube, with mechanical attachments, from which projectiles are shot by the force of an explosive.
2. any portable firearm, as a rifle, shotgun, or revolver.
3. a long-barreled cannon having a flat trajectory.
4. any device for shooting or ejecting something under pressure, as paint.
5. the firing of a weapon as a signal or salute; sound of a gunshot: One runner started before the gun.
6. a person whose profession is killing; professional killer.
v.t.
7. to shoot with a gun (often fol. by down).
8. to cause (an engine or vehicle) to increase in speed very quickly by increasing the supply of fuel.
v.i.
9. to shoot or hunt with a gun.
10. gun for, to seek with determined effort.
Idioms:
1. stick to or stand by one's guns, to maintain one's position in the face of opposition.
2. under the gun, under pressure, as to meet a deadline or solve a problem.
[1300–50; gunne, gonne, appar. short for Anglo-Latin Gunilda, gonnyld name for engine of war; compare Old Norse Gunna, short for Gunnhildr woman's name]

gun

1. A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity.
2. A cannon with tube length 30 calibers or more. See also howitzer; mortar.

gun


Past participle: gunned
Gerund: gunning

Imperative
gun
gun
Present
I gun
you gun
he/she/it guns
we gun
you gun
they gun
Preterite
I gunned
you gunned
he/she/it gunned
we gunned
you gunned
they gunned
Present Continuous
I am gunning
you are gunning
he/she/it is gunning
we are gunning
you are gunning
they are gunning
Present Perfect
I have gunned
you have gunned
he/she/it has gunned
we have gunned
you have gunned
they have gunned
Past Continuous
I was gunning
you were gunning
he/she/it was gunning
we were gunning
you were gunning
they were gunning
Past Perfect
I had gunned
you had gunned
he/she/it had gunned
we had gunned
you had gunned
they had gunned
Future
I will gun
you will gun
he/she/it will gun
we will gun
you will gun
they will gun
Future Perfect
I will have gunned
you will have gunned
he/she/it will have gunned
we will have gunned
you will have gunned
they will have gunned
Future Continuous
I will be gunning
you will be gunning
he/she/it will be gunning
we will be gunning
you will be gunning
they will be gunning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gunning
you have been gunning
he/she/it has been gunning
we have been gunning
you have been gunning
they have been gunning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gunning
you will have been gunning
he/she/it will have been gunning
we will have been gunning
you will have been gunning
they will have been gunning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gunning
you had been gunning
he/she/it had been gunning
we had been gunning
you had been gunning
they had been gunning
Conditional
I would gun
you would gun
he/she/it would gun
we would gun
you would gun
they would gun
Past Conditional
I would have gunned
you would have gunned
he/she/it would have gunned
we would have gunned
you would have gunned
they would have gunned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)gun - a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
action mechanism, action - the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism; "the piano had a very stiff action"
air gun, air rifle, airgun - a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
ack-ack, ack-ack gun, antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, pom-pom, flack, flak - artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
barrel, gun barrel - a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
breechloader - a gun that is loaded at the breech
cannon - heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
cannon - heavy gun fired from a tank
cartridge ejector, ejector - a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing
cartridge extractor, cartridge remover, extractor - a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
cartridge clip, cartridge holder, clip, magazine - a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
firearm, small-arm, piece - a portable gun; "he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"
firing chamber, gun chamber - chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
gas gun - a gun that fires gas shells
firing mechanism, gunlock - the action that ignites the charge in a firearm
gun muzzle, muzzle - the open circular discharging end of a gun
gunsight, gun-sight - a sight used for aiming a gun
gun trigger, trigger - lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
minute gun - (military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral)
Quaker gun - a dummy gun or piece of artillery made usually of wood
safety catch, safety lock - guard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired
set gun, spring gun - a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that comes in contact with the wire that sets it off
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
weapon, weapon system, arm - any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting; "he was licensed to carry a weapon"
whaling gun - a gun (or device resembling a gun) for discharging a projectile (especially a harpoon) at a whale
2.gun - large but transportable armamentgun - large but transportable armament  
armament - weaponry used by military or naval force
cannon - a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
field artillery, field gun - movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)
four-pounder - an artillery gun that throws a shot weighing four pounds
gunstock, stock - the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun; "the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"
battery - a collection of related things intended for use together; "took a battery of achievement tests"
3.gun - a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)gun - a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
shooter, shot - a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot); "he is a crack shot"; "a poor shooter"
4.gun - a professional killer who uses a gungun - a professional killer who uses a gun
liquidator, manslayer, murderer - a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
5.gun - a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine
pump - a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
6.gun - a pedal that controls the throttle valvegun - a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
aeroplane, airplane, plane - an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets; "the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
foot lever, foot pedal, treadle, pedal - a lever that is operated with the foot
7.gun - the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
firing off, firing, discharge - the act of discharging a gun
armed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine - the military forces of a nation; "their military is the largest in the region"; "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"
Verb1.gun - shoot with a gun
shoot, blast - fire a shot; "the gunman blasted away"
machine gun - shoot with a machine gun
gun down - strike down or shoot down

gun

noun firearm, shooter (slang), piece (slang), rod (slang), heater (U.S. slang), handgun He produced a gun as he came into the room.
Quotations
"They hesitate"
"We hesitate."
"They have a gun."
"We have no gun" [D.H. Lawrence Mountain Lion]

Guns

AK-47 or Kalashnikov, anti-aircraft gun or ack-ack gun, Armalite (trademark), arquebus, BAR, Big Bertha, blunderbuss, Bofors gun, breech-loader, Bren gun, Browning, burp gun, carbine, carronade, chassepot, chokebore, Colt, culverin, derringer or deringer, Enfield rifle, firelock, flintlock, forty-five, fusil, Garand rifle, Gatling, howitzer, Lewis gun, Luger (trademark), M-1 rifle, M-14, M-16, machine gun, Magnum (trademark), matchlock, Mauser, Maxim gun, mitrailleuse, musket, muzzle-loader, Owen gun, petronel, pistol, pom-pom, pump gun, Quaker gun, repeater, revolver, rifle, scatter-gun, shotgun, six-shooter, Springfield rifle, Sten gun, stern-chaser, sub-machine-gun, Thompson sub-machine gun (trademark), trench mortar, Uzi (trademark), Winchester rifle, zip gun

gun

verb
To wound or kill with a firearm.Also used with down:
Slang: plug.
Translations
بُنْدُقِيَةبُنْدُقِيَّه، مدْفَعمدفع
dělopištoľpistolepuškastřelná zbraň
skydevåben
ampuaasekiihdyttääpyssy
pištolj
ágyúpisztolypuska
byssabyssa, skotvopnskotvopn
ガン鉄砲
artilerijos ugnisginkluotas nusikaltėliskanonierėlaikytis savoparakas
lielgabalsšautene
puška
puškatoppištola
pistol
ปืน
bắnsúngsúng lụcsúng trường

gun

[gʌn]
A. N
1. (= pistol) → pistola f, revólver m; (= rifle) → fusil m; (= shotgun) → escopeta f; (= cannon) → cañón m
a 21-gun saluteuna salva de 21 cañonazos
the guns (Mil) → la artillería
big gunpez m gordo, espadón m
to draw a gun on sbapuntar a algn con un arma
to jump the gunsalir antes de tiempo (fig) → obrar con demasiada anticipación
to be going great gunshacer grandes progresos, ir a las mil maravillas
to stick to one's gunsmantenerse firme, mantenerse en sus trece
2. (Brit) (= person) → pistolero/a m/f
B. VTdisparar sobre
C. CPD gun barrel Ncañón m
gun battle Ntiroteo m
gun carriage Ncureña f; (at funeral) → armón m de artillería
gun crew Ndotación f de un cañón
gun dog Nperro m de caza
gun law N (= rule by the gun) → ley f del terror, pistolerismo m (Jur) → ley f que rige la tenencia y uso de armas de fuego
gun licence Nlicencia f de armas
gun maker Narmero/a m/f
gun room N (in house) → sala f de armas (Brit) (Naut) → sala f de suboficiales
gun turret Ntorreta f
gun down VT + ADVabatir a tiros, abalear (LAm)
gun for VI + PREP (fig) → ir a por
it's really the boss they're gunning foren realidad van a por el jefe

gun

[ˈgʌn] n (= weapon, handgun) → revolver m, pistolet m (= rifle) → fusil m (= shotgun) → fusil m (= cannon) → canon m
a man with a gun → un homme armé d'un revolver
to draw a gun → braquer une arme
to stick to one's guns → ne pas en démordre
to jump the gun → agir prématurément gun battle, gun crime, gun culture, gun lobby
gun down
vt sepabattre
gun for
vt fus
to be gunning for sb (= be out to get) → essayer d'avoir qngun battle nfusillade f

gun

n
(= cannon etc)Kanone f, → Geschütz nt; (= rifle)Gewehr nt; (= pistol etc)Pistole f, → Kanone f (sl), → Schießeisen nt (hum inf); to carry a gun(mit einer Schusswaffe) bewaffnet sein, eine Schusswaffe tragen (form); to draw a guneine (Schuss)waffe ziehen; to draw a gun on somebodyjdn mit einer Schusswaffe bedrohen; to fire a 21-gun salute21 Salutschüsse abgeben; the big gunsdie schweren Geschütze; big gun (fig inf)hohes or großes Tier (inf) (→ in in +dat); to hold or put a gun to somebody’s head (fig)jdm die Pistole auf die Brust setzen; to stick to one’s gunsnicht nachgeben, festbleiben; to jump the gun (Sport) → Frühstart machen; (fig)voreilig sein or handeln; to be going great guns (Brit inf, team, person) → toll in Schwung or Fahrt sein (inf); (car) → wie geschmiert laufen (inf); (business) → gut in Schuss sein (inf)
(= spray gun)Pistole f
(= person)Schütze m, → Schützin f; (Hunt) → Jäger(in) m(f); (esp US inf: = gunman) → Pistolenheld m (inf); he’s the fastest gun in the West (inf)er zieht am schnellsten im ganzen Westen (inf)
vt
(= kill: also gun down) personerschießen, zusammenschießen; pilot, planeabschießen
(inf: = rev) engineaufheulen lassen
vi
(inf) to be gunning for somebody (lit)Jagd auf jdn machen; (fig)jdn auf dem Kieker haben (inf); for opponentjdn auf die Abschussliste gesetzt haben
(inf, = speed) → schießen (inf)

gun

:
gun barrel
n (on cannon) → Kanonen- or Geschützrohr nt; (on rifle) → Gewehrlauf m; (on pistol) → Pistolenlauf m
gunboat
nKanonenboot nt
gunboat diplomacy
nKanonenbootdiplomatie f
gun carriage
nLafette f

gun

:
guncotton
nSchießbaumwolle f
gun crew
nGeschützbedienung f
gun dog
nJagdhund m
gunfight
nSchießerei f; (Mil) → Feuergefecht nt, → Schusswechsel m
gunfighter
nRevolverheld m
gunfire
nSchießerei f, → Schüsse pl; (Mil) → Geschützfeuer nt, → Artilleriefeuer nt

gun

:
gunmaker
nWaffenhersteller(in) m(f)
gunman
n(mit einer Schusswaffe) Bewaffnete(r) m; they saw the gunsie haben den Schützen gesehen
gunmetal
nGeschützmetall nt, → Geschützbronze f; (= colour)metallisches Blaugrau
adj attraus Geschützmetall or -bronze; grey, colourmetallisch
gun permit
nWaffenschein m

gun

:
gunpoint
n to hold somebody at gunjdn mit einer Schusswaffe bedrohen; to force somebody to do something at gunjdn mit vorgehaltener Waffe zwingen, etw zu tun; to kidnap somebody at gunjdn mit Waffengewalt entführen
gunpowder
nSchießpulver nt
Gunpowder Plot
n (Brit Hist) → Pulververschwörung f
gun room
nWaffenkammer f; (Naut) → Kadettenmesse f
gunrunner
nWaffenschmuggler(in) or -schieber(in) m(f)
gunrunning
nWaffenschmuggel m, → Waffenschieberei f (inf)
gunshot
nSchuss m; (= range)Schussweite f; gun woundSchusswunde f
gunslinger
n (inf)Pistolenheld m (inf)
gunsmith
nBüchsenmacher(in) m(f)
gun turret
gunwale
nDollbord nt

gun

[gʌn]
1. n (handgun) → pistola, rivoltella; (rifle) → fucile m, carabina; (shotgun) → fucile da caccia; (cannon) → cannone m
gun barrel → canna di fucile
to draw a gun on sb → spianare la pistola contro qn
to carry a gun → portare la pistola
the big guns (Mil) → l'artiglieria pesante (fig) (fam) (people) → i pezzi grossi
to stick to one's guns (fig) → tener duro
to be going great guns (fam) → andare a tutto gas
2. vt (also gun down) → abbattere a colpi di pistola or fucile
gun for vi + prep (fig) → avercela a morte con

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.

gun

بُنْدُقِيَة zbraň skydevåben Gewehr όπλο pistola ase fusil pištolj arma da fuoco geweer gevær broń arma de fogo огнестрельное оружие pistol ปืน silah súng

gun

n. escopeta; revólver; pistola.

gun

n arma de fuego, pistola
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