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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 revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine
    - grease-gun
  6. A pedal that controls the throttle valve
    - accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal [N. Amer], gas [N. Amer], throttle
  7. (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: guns, gunned, gunning

See also: gun down

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

Part of: aeroplane [Brit], airplane [N. Amer], auto, autocar [archaic], automobile, battery, car, machine, motorcar, plane

Encyclopedia: Gun, with Occasional Music