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gun meaning

EN[ɡʌn] [-ʌn]
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  • A gun is a normally tubular weapon or other device designed to discharge projectiles or other material.
  • The first devices identified as guns appeared in China around CE 1000. By the 12th century the technology was spreading through the rest of Asia, and into Europe by the 13th century.
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    Definition of gun in English Dictionary

  • NounPLguns
    1. A device for projecting a hard object very forcefully; a firearm or cannon.
      1. Guns were considered improvements of crossbows and catapults. ‎
      2. It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street.  [ …] . He halted opposite the Privy Gardens, and, with his face turned skywards, listened until the sound of the Tower guns smote again on the ear and dispelled his doubts.
    2. A device operated by a trigger and acting in a manner similar to a firearm.
      1. There are some guns that are not designed for killing. ‎
      2. air-pressure pellet gun;  air rifle;  BB gun;  zipgun;  nail gun ;  a potato gun
      3. a squirt gun;  a spray gun;  a grease gun
      4. a rivet gun;  a screw gun;  a price-label gun
    3. (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).
      1. (cellular automata) A pattern that "fires" out other patterns.
        1. COL A man who carries or uses a rifle, shotgun or handgun.
          1. COL (chiefly in the plural) The biceps.
            1. (nautical, in the plural) Violent blasts of wind.
            2. VerbSGgunsPRgunningPT, PPgunned
              1. (with “down”) To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm.
                1. He gunned down the hitmen.
                2. The CEO gunned down that idea before we could present it to the board.
              2. To speed something up.
                1. He gunned the engine.
              3. To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.
                1. He’s gunning for you.
              4. To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone.
                1. He's been gunning for you ever since you embarrassed him at the party.
              5. To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: to go gunning.
                1. Eye dialect spelling of going to.
                  1. I'm gun go get da gun from da closet.
              6. More Examples
                1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                  • Your man is caught dead-handed. He has the gun in his hand, or the marijuana in the car, or the narcotics in his suitcase...
                  • Lodner tossed the stun gun on a flange between the stills and the fluxing panels.
                  • In the early 1990s Starbucks was gunning for two thousand stores by 2000.
                2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                  • The Indomitable raked the frigate's stern with double-shotted guns.
                  • With a garden hose, you can blow your opponent out of the water, if he only has a squirt gun.
                  • Once cornered, the bank robbers 'resorted to using their guns.
              • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                1. Nouns
                  • Countable nouns
                  • Verbs
                  Related Links:
                  1. en guns
                  2. en gunpowder
                  3. en gunner
                  4. en gunwale
                  5. en gunshot
                  Source: Wiktionary
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                  Grammatically, this word "gun" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun. It's also a verb.
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