HyperDic: gun

English > 8 senses of the word gun:
NOUNartifactguna weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
artifactgun, artillery, heavy weapon, ordnancelarge but transportable armament
person gun, gunmana person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
person gun, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shootera professional killer who uses a gun
artifactgun, grease guna hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver
artifactgun, accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttlea pedal that controls the throttle valve
actgunthe discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ... / military ceremonies
VERBcompetitiongunshoot with a gun
gun > pronunciation
Soundsgah'n
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > gun: 8 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel).
Partsaction, action mechanismThe operating part that transmits power to a mechanism
barrel, gun barrelA tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
cartridge ejector, ejectorA mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing
cartridge extractor, cartridge remover, extractorA mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector
cartridge holder, cartridge clip, clip, magazineA metal frame or container holding cartridges
firing chamber, gun chamberchamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge
gun muzzle, muzzleThe open circular discharging end of a gun / gun
gun trigger, triggerlever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun
gunlock, firing mechanismThe action that ignites the charge in a firearm
gunsight, gun-sightA sight used for aiming a gun
safety catch, safety lockguard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired
stock, gunstockThe 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
NarrowerQuaker gunA dummy gun / gun or piece of artillery made usually of wood
air gun, airgun, air rifleA gun that propels a projectile by compressed air
antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gunartillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
breechloaderA gun / gun that is loaded at the breech
cannonHeavy automatic gun fired from an airplane
cannonHeavy gun fired from a tank
firearm, piece, small-armA portable gun
gas gunA gun that fires gas shells
minute gun(military) gun / gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral)
set gun, spring gunA gun that is set to fire on any intruder that comes in contact with the wire that sets it off
whaling gunA gun (or device resembling a gun) for discharging a projectile (especially a harpoon) at a whale
Broaderweapon, arm, weapon systemAny instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
Spanisharma de fuego, arma, cañón, escopeta, obús, pistola
Catalanarma de foc, canó, escopeta, obús, pistola
Verbsgunshoot with a gun
English > gun: 8 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaninglarge but transportable armament.
Synonymsartillery, heavy weapon, ordnance
Part ofbatteryA collection of related things intended for use together
Partsstock, gunstockThe 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
NarrowercannonA large artillery gun that is usually on wheels
field artillery, field gunmovable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)
four-pounderAn artillery gun that throws a shot weighing four pounds
Broaderarmamentweaponry used by military or naval force
Spanisharma, artillería, heavy weapon
Catalanarma, artilleria, heavy weapon
Verbsgunshoot with a gun
English > gun: 8 senses > noun 3, person
MeaningA person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability).
Synonymgunman
Broadershot, shooterA person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot / shoot / shoot)
Spanishpistolero
Verbsgunshoot with a gun
English > gun: 8 senses > noun 4, person
MeaningA professional killer who uses a gun.
Synonymsgunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter
Broadermurderer, liquidator, manslayerA criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful / unlawful / unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)
Spanishasesino a sueldo, asesino profesional, pistolero, sicario
Catalanassassí professional
Verbsgunshoot with a gun
English > gun: 8 senses > noun 5, artifact
MeaningA hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine.
Synonymgrease gun
BroaderpumpA mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
Spanishengrasadora a presión, pistola engrasadora
Catalanlubricadora a pressió, pistola de lubricar
English > gun: 8 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA pedal that controls the throttle valve.
Synonymsaccelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle
Part ofairplane, aeroplane, planeAn aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcarA motor vehicle with four wheels
Broaderpedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot leverA lever that is operated with the foot
Spanishacelerador, chala, chancla, chancleta, chola, gas
Catalanaccelerador, gas
English > gun: 8 senses > noun 7, act
MeaningThe discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ... / military ceremonies.
Examples
  • "two runners started before the gun"
  • "a twenty gun salute"
Categorymilitary, armed forces, armed services, military machine, war machineThe military forces of a nation
Broaderdischarge, firing, firing offThe act of discharging a gun
Spanishdisparo, pistoletazo
Verbsgunshoot with a gun
English > gun: 8 senses > verb 1, competition
MeaningShoot with a gun.
PatternSomebody ----s
Narrowermachine gunShoot with a machine gun
Broaderblast, shootFire a shot
See alsogun downstrike down or shoot down
Spanishdisparar, hacer fuego
Catalandisparar
Nounsgunthe discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ... / military ceremonies
guna weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
gunlarge but transportable armament
guna professional killer who uses a gun
guna person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
gunnera serviceman in the artillery

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