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  Definition of gun
  1. the discharge of a gun as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "a twenty gun salute"
  2. a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"
  3. large but transportable armament
  4. a hand-operated pump that resembles a gun; forces grease into parts of a machine
  5. a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  6. a professional killer who uses a gun
  7. a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
  8. shoot with a gun
Similar Words: accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance, grease-gun, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter

 

See Also: gun down

 

Hyponyms: cannon, catapult, arbalest, arbalist, ballista, bricole, mangonel, onager, trebuchet, trebucket, field artillery, field gun, four-pounder, air gun, airgun, air rifle, antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, flak, flack, pom-pom, ack-ack, ack-ack gun, breechloader, firearm, piece, small-arm, gas gun, minute gun, Quaker gun, set gun, spring gun, whaling gun, machine gun

 

Part Meronyms: car, auto, automobile, machine, motorcar, airplane, aeroplane, plane, battery

 

Derivational Morphology: choke, throttle, accelerate, speed, speed up, shoot, pip, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter, artillery, heavy weapon, ordnance, artilleryman, cannoneer, gunner, machine gunner

 

Anagrams: gnu, NGU

 

Language Translations:
Breton: arm-tan and kanol   Dutch: kanon and vuurwapen  
Finnish: pyssy   French: pistolet  
Greek: πιστόλι and κανόνι   Hungarian: ágyú and pisztoly  
Icelandic: byssa   Italian: cannone and fucile and pistola  
Japanese:   Polish: armata and pistolet and strzelba  
Russian: орудие and пистолет   Slovak: kanón and pištoľ and puška  
Slovene: pištola and puška and top   Spanish: arma and cañón  
Vietnamese: súng lục and đại bác  
 
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