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Definition 1: the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies - [noun denoting act]

Samples where gun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • two runners started before the gun
  • a twenty gun salute

(gun is a kind of ...) the act of discharging a gun

(gun belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 2: a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel) - [noun denoting artifact]

(gun is a kind of ...) any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

"he was licensed to carry a weapon"

(... is a kind of gun ) a gun (or device resembling a gun) for discharging a projectile (especially a harpoon) at a whale

(... is a kind of gun ) a gun that is set to fire on any intruder that comes in contact with the wire that sets it off

(... is a kind of gun ) a dummy gun or piece of artillery made usually of wood

(... is a kind of gun ) (military) gun that is discharged once every minute (usually as part of a military funeral)

(... is a kind of gun ) a gun that fires gas shells

(... is a kind of gun ) a portable gun

"he wore his firearm in a shoulder holster"

(... is a kind of gun ) a gun that propels a projectile by compressed air

(... is a kind of gun ) heavy gun fired from a tank

(... is a kind of gun ) artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes

(... is a kind of gun ) heavy automatic gun fired from an airplane

(... is a kind of gun ) a gun that is loaded at the breech

(gun is a part of ...) a mechanism in a firearm that ejects the empty shell case after firing

(gun is a part of ...) the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun

"the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"

(gun is a part of ...) guard consisting of a locking device that prevents a weapon from being fired

(gun is a part of ...) a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired

(gun is a part of ...) lever that activates the firing mechanism of a gun

(gun is a part of ...) a sight used for aiming a gun

(gun is a part of ...) the open circular discharging end of a gun

(gun is a part of ...) the action that ignites the charge in a firearm

(gun is a part of ...) chamber that is the part of a gun that receives the charge

(gun is a part of ...) a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun

(gun is a part of ...) a mechanism in a firearm that pulls an empty shell case out of the chamber and passes it to the ejector

(gun is a part of ...) the operating part that transmits power to a mechanism

"the piano had a very stiff action"

Definition 3: large but transportable armament - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gun in the sense of this definition

(gun is a kind of ...) weaponry used by military or naval force

(... is a kind of gun ) a large artillery gun that is usually on wheels

(... is a kind of gun ) movable artillery (other than antiaircraft) used by armies in the field (especially for direct support of front-line troops)

(... is a kind of gun ) an artillery gun that throws a shot weighing four pounds

(gun is a part of ...) the handle of a handgun or the butt end of a rifle or shotgun or part of the support of a machine gun or artillery gun

"the rifle had been fitted with a special stock"

(... is part of gun) a collection of related things intended for use together

"took a battery of achievement tests"

Definition 4: a hand-operated pump that resembles a pistol; forces grease into parts of a machine - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for gun in the sense of this definition

(gun is a kind of ...) a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction

Definition 5: a pedal that controls the throttle valve - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where gun or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he stepped on the gas

Synonyms for gun in the sense of this definition

(gun is a kind of ...) a lever that is operated with the foot

(... is part of gun) an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets

"the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane"

(... is part of gun) a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine

"he needs a car to get to work"

Definition 6: a professional killer who uses a gun - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gun in the sense of this definition

(gun is a kind of ...) a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)

Definition 7: a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for gun in the sense of this definition

(gun is a kind of ...) a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)

"he is a crack shot" "a poor shooter"

Definition 8: shoot with a gun - [verb of competition]

(gun is a kind of ...) fire a shot

"the gunman blasted away"

(... is a kind of gun ) shoot with a machine gun

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