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Noun: gun  gún
  1. A weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
     
  2. Large but transportable armament
    - artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance
     
  3. A person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
    - gunman
     
  4. A professional killer who uses a gun
    - gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter
     
  5. A hand-operated pump that resembles a pistol; forces grease into parts of a machine
    - grease gun
     
  6. (military) the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies
    "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"
Verb: gun (gunned,gunning)  gún
  1. Shoot with a gun
    "He was gunned down"
     
  2. Offer vigorous support to a person or cause
    "she was gunning for him in the election";
    - gun
     
  3. Attack someone, try to cause someone's downfall

Derived forms: gunned, guns, gunning

See also: gun down

Type of: arm, armament, blast, discharge, firing, firing off, liquidator, manslayer, murderer, pump, shoot, shooter, shot, weapon, weapon system

Part of: battery

Encyclopedia: Gun, Richard