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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.
A car bomb went off in a hotel in Somalia's port city of Kismayu where local elders and lawmakers were meeting, followed by gunfire, a police officer said on Friday.
Patna: A groom was killed in celebratory gunfire during a wedding in Bihar moments after the exchange of vows.
PESHAWAR -- The provincial capital's three teaching hospitals received not a single victim of celebratory gunfire in the provincial capital on the eve of Eidul Fitr on Tuesday.
LAHORE -- Seven people were wounded during gunfire between two rival groups in a village near Raiwind, police said on Friday.
Abdullah Al-Maatouq attendsthe funeral of victims of the recent terrorist gunfire attack on two mosques in the city of Christchurch KUWAIT, March 22 (KUNA) -- His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah's envoy and Amiri Diwan Advisor Dr.
Suleiman also urged the state to take more rigorous action against those who participate in random gunfire. Lebanon's new Interior Minister Raya El Hassan last week vowed to enforce strict implementation of laws related to celebratory gunfire and the use of weapons, as well as laws related to domestic violence, traffic and the environment.
Summary: Houston [USA], Jan 29 (ANI): Local authorities have revealed that two suspects have died, while five police officers are wounded due to the exchange of gunfire at a residence on Hardy Street here on Monday.
HOUSTON -- Two suspects are dead after a shooting on Monday that injured five Houston police officers, including four who were hit by gunfire as they attempted to serve a search warrant at a home where drug selling was suspected, the police chief said.
figure By COLLINS OMULO Explosions and heavy gunfire heard as security officers engage suspected terrorists on Wednesday at about 6am inside Grosvenor Hotel in the Dusit office complex.Officers were seen advancing towards where the attackers are suspected to be hiding on the seventh floor of the building.
Iraqis circulate video of Iraqi parliamentary member Wehda Al Jumaili shooting in-the-air gunfire celebrating the New Year.