Associations to the word «Gun»


GUN, noun. A device for projecting a hard object very forcefully; a firearm or cannon.
GUN, noun. A very portable, short firearm, for hand use, which fires bullets or projectiles, such as a handgun, revolver, pistol, or Derringer.
GUN, noun. A less portable, long firearm, bullet or projectile firing; a rifle, either manual, automatic or semi-automatic; a flintlock, musket or shotgun.
GUN, noun. (military) A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity.
GUN, noun. (military) A cannon with a 6-inch/155mm minimum nominal bore diameter and tube length 30 calibers or more. See also: howitzer; mortar.
GUN, noun. (figurative) A firearm or cannon used for saluting or signalling.Wp
GUN, noun. A device operated by a trigger and acting in a manner similar to a firearm.
GUN, noun. Any implement designed to fire a projectile from a tube.
GUN, noun. A device or tool that projects a substance.
GUN, noun. A device or tool that applies something rather than projecting it.
GUN, noun. (surfing) A long surfboard designed for surfing big waves (not the same as a longboard, a gun has a pointed nose and is generally a little narrower).
GUN, noun. (cellular automata) A pattern that "fires" out other patterns.
GUN, noun. (colloquial) A man who carries or uses a rifle, shotgun or handgun.
GUN, noun. (colloquial) (usually plural) The biceps.
GUN, noun. (nautical) (in the plural) Violent blasts of wind.
GUN, verb. (with “down”) To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm.
GUN, verb. To speed something up.
GUN, verb. To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.
GUN, verb. To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone.
GUN, verb. To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: to go gunning.
GUN, verb. Eye dialect spelling of going to.
GUN CARRIAGE, noun. A metal frame on which a piece of ordnance is mounted for firing or transportation.
GUN CARRIAGES, noun. Plural of gun carriage
GUN CLUB, noun. A club for firearms enthusiasts.
GUN CLUBS, noun. Plural of gun club
GUN CONTROL, noun. Laws, policies, practices, or proposals designed to restrict or limit the possession, production, importation, shipment, sale, and/or use of guns or other firearms by private citizens.
GUN CONTROL, noun. (attributive) Of, pertaining to, or supportive of regulations that limit the production, ownership, carry, and transfer of guns by individuals.
GUN CONTROL, noun. Opposed to unlimited gun ownership and carry.
GUN CONTROL, noun. (US) Belief that the Second Amendment protects a limited right.
GUN COTTON, noun. Alternative name for nitrocellulose.
GUN DOG, noun. A breed of dog used by hunters to find, flush out and retrieve birds and other game.
GUN DOGS, noun. Plural of gun dog
GUN DOWN, verb. (transitive) To kill by means of a firearm, especially deliberately and in a brutal manner.
GUN FOR, verb. (transitive) To strive for the downfall or diminution of another.
GUN FOR, verb. (transitive) To pursue as a goal; to work hard to achieve.
GUN FU, noun. A style of sophisticated gunplay at close quarters, originating in Hong Kong action films.
GUN IT, verb. (idiomatic) To accelerate or speed up quickly or suddenly.
GUN LINE, noun. (military) the tactical firing position of artillery or naval guns
GUN LOBBIES, noun. Plural of gun lobby
GUN LOBBY, noun. (chiefly US) (politics) An organized group which attempts to influence public policy and law with respect to firearms, especially as an advocate of ownership of and access to firearms by individual citizens.
GUN POWDER, noun. Alternative spelling of gunpowder
GUN POWDERS, noun. Plural of gun powder
GUN RIGHTS, noun. The entitlement of individuals to own and carry guns.
GUN RIGHTS, adjective. Of, pertaining to, or supportive of the individual right to own and carry guns.
GUN RIGHTS, adjective. Opposed to the restriction of gun ownership and carry.
GUN RIGHTS, adjective. (US) Belief that the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution protects an absolute right.
GUN SHEARER, noun. A professional sheep shearer who works very fast, shearing a sheep within a few minutes.
GUN SHEARERS, noun. Plural of gun shearer
GUN SHY, adjective. Alternative spelling of gun-shy
GUN SOCK, noun. (firearms) a long tubular cloth covering, sealed at one end, used to provide basic protection for a firearm.
GUN WORM, noun. (historical) A corkscrew-like device used to remove unspent charges from the barrel of a musket.

Dictionary definition

GUN, noun. A weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel).
GUN, noun. Large but transportable armament.
GUN, noun. A person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability).
GUN, noun. A professional killer who uses a gun.
GUN, noun. A hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine.
GUN, noun. A pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas".
GUN, noun. The discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute".
GUN, verb. Shoot with a gun.

Wise words

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