Crossword clues for gun
- See 61-Down
- Large but transportable armament
- A pedal that controls the throttle valve
- A weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
- Word with runner or slinger
- Gatling, e.g.
- Colt or Magnum
- Long Tom
- Bren or Sten
- M-1, e.g.
- Johnny got his
- Thriller prop
- Harquebus, e.g.
- Chamber piece?
- Jump the ___
- Piece of ordnance
- Stock or smith preceder
- Desperado's weapon
- Report maker
- Hit man
- Starter's need
- Automatic, for one
- Magazine article
- Pistol, e.g.
- Report source
- Something that may be packed
- Starter's aid
- Floor (it)
- Round container
- Item in a holster
- Word with top or pop
- Rev, as an engine
- Prop in a western
- Revolver, e.g.
- Barrel holder
- One making a report
- Rifle or revolver
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Gun \Gun\, v. i. To practice fowling or hunting small game; -- chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.
Gun \Gun\ (g[u^]n), n. [OE. gonne, gunne; of uncertain origin; cf. Ir., Gael., & LL. gunna, W. gum; possibly (like cannon) fr. L. canna reed, tube; or abbreviated fr. OF. mangonnel, E. mangonel, a machine for hurling stones.]
A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance; any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles, consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge (such as guncotton or gunpowder) behind, which is ignited by various means. Pistols, rifles, carbines, muskets, and fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon, ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc. See these terms in the Vocabulary.
As swift as a pellet out of a gunne When fire is in the powder runne.
The word gun was in use in England for an engine to cast a thing from a man long before there was any gunpowder found out.
(Mil.) A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.
pl. (Naut.) Violent blasts of wind.
Note: Guns are classified, according to their construction or manner of loading as rifled or smoothbore, breech-loading or muzzle-loading, cast or built-up guns; or according to their use, as field, mountain, prairie, seacoast, and siege guns.
Armstrong gun, a wrought iron breech-loading cannon named after its English inventor, Sir William Armstrong.
Big gun or Great gun, a piece of heavy ordnance; hence (Fig.), a person superior in any way; as, bring in the big guns to tackle the problem.
Gun barrel, the barrel or tube of a gun.
Gun carriage, the carriage on which a gun is mounted or moved.
Gun cotton (Chem.), a general name for a series of explosive nitric ethers of cellulose, obtained by steeping cotton in nitric and sulphuric acids. Although there are formed substances containing nitric acid radicals, yet the results exactly resemble ordinary cotton in appearance. It burns without ash, with explosion if confined, but quietly and harmlessly if free and open, and in small quantity. Specifically, the lower nitrates of cellulose which are insoluble in ether and alcohol in distinction from the highest (pyroxylin) which is soluble. See Pyroxylin, and cf. Xyloidin. The gun cottons are used for blasting and somewhat in gunnery: for making celluloid when compounded with camphor; and the soluble variety (pyroxylin) for making collodion. See Celluloid, and Collodion. Gun cotton is frequenty but improperly called nitrocellulose. It is not a nitro compound, but an ester of nitric acid.
Gun deck. See under Deck.
Gun fire, the time at which the morning or the evening gun is fired.
Gun metal, a bronze, ordinarily composed of nine parts of copper and one of tin, used for cannon, etc. The name is also given to certain strong mixtures of cast iron.
Gun port (Naut.), an opening in a ship through which a cannon's muzzle is run out for firing.
Gun tackle (Naut.), the blocks and pulleys affixed to the side of a ship, by which a gun carriage is run to and from the gun port.
Gun tackle purchase (Naut.), a tackle composed of two single blocks and a fall.
Krupp gun, a wrought steel breech-loading cannon, named after its German inventor, Herr Krupp.
Machine gun, a breech-loading gun or a group of such guns, mounted on a carriage or other holder, and having a reservoir containing cartridges which are loaded into the gun or guns and fired in rapid succession. In earlier models, such as the Gatling gun, the cartridges were loaded by machinery operated by turning a crank. In modern versions the loading of cartidges is accomplished by levers operated by the recoil of the explosion driving the bullet, or by the pressure of gas within the barrel. Several hundred shots can be fired in a minute by such weapons, with accurate aim. The Gatling gun, Gardner gun, Hotchkiss gun, and Nordenfelt gun, named for their inventors, and the French mitrailleuse, are machine guns.
To blow great guns (Naut.), to blow a gale. See Gun, n., 3.
Gin \Gin\ (g[i^]n), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Gan (g[a^]n), Gon
(g[o^]n), or Gun (g[u^]n); p. pr. & vb. n. Ginning.] [OE.
ginnen, AS. ginnan (in comp.), prob. orig., to open, cut
open, cf. OHG. inginnan to begin, open, cut open, and prob.
akin to AS. g[=i]nan to yawn, and E. yawn. [root]31. See
Yawn, v. i., and cf. Begin.]
To begin; -- often followed by an infinitive without to; as,
gan tell. See Gan. [Obs. or Archaic] ``He gan to pray.''
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
"to shoot with a gun," 1620s, from gun (n.); the sense of "to accelerate an engine" is from 1930, from earlier phrase to give (something) the gun. Related: Gunned; gunning.
mid-14c., gunne "an engine of war that throws rocks, arrows or other missiles," probably a shortening of woman's name Gunilda, found in Middle English gonnilde "cannon" and in an Anglo-Latin reference to a specific gun from a 1330 munitions inventory of Windsor Castle ("...una magna balista de cornu quae Domina Gunilda ..."), from Old Norse Gunnhildr, woman's name, from gunnr + hildr, both meaning "war, battle." First element from PIE *gwhen- "to strike, kill" (see bane); for second, see Hilda.\n
\nThe identification of women with powerful weapons is common historically (such as Big Bertha, Brown Bess, Mons Meg, etc.); meaning shifted with technology, from cannons to firearms as they developed 15c. Great guns (cannon, etc.) distinguished from small guns (such as muskets) from c.1400. Applied to pistols and revolvers after 1744. Meaning "thief, rascal" is from 1858. For son of a gun, see son. To jump the gun (1912, American English) is from track and field. Guns "a woman's breasts" (especially if prominent) attested by 2006.
Etymology 1 n. 1 A device#Noun for project#Verbing a hard object very forcefully#Adverb; a firearm#Noun or cannon#Noun. 2 # A very portable, short firearm, for hand use, which fires bullets or projectiles, such as a handgun, revolver, pistol(,) or Derringer. 3 # A less portable, long firearm, bullet or projectile firing; a rifle, either manual, automatic or semi-automatic; a flintlock, musket or shotgun. 4 # (lb en military) A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity.JP 1-02. ''Department of Defense Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms, 8 November 2010 (As Amended Through 15 March 2012)'', p.142. ([//www.dtic.mil/doctrine/dod_dictionary/ Searchable online version]) 5 # (lb en military) A cannon with a 6-inch/155mm minimum nominal bore diameter and tube length 30 calibers or more. See also: howitzer; mortar. 6 # (lb en figurative) A firearm or cannon used for saluting or signalling.(w 21-gun-salute Wp) 7 A device#Noun operated by a trigger#Noun and acting in a manner similar to a firearm. 8 # Any implement designed to fire a projectile from a tube. 9 # A device or tool that projects a substance. 10 # A device or tool that apply#Verb something rather than projecting it. 11 (lb en 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). 12 (lb en cellular automata) A pattern that "fires" out other patterns. 13 (lb en colloquial) A man who carries or uses a rifle, shotgun or handgun. 14 (lb en colloquial usually plural) The biceps. 15 (lb en nautical in the plural) Violent blasts of wind. vb. 1 (qualifier: with “down”) To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm. 2 To speed something up. 3 To offer vigorous support to a person or cause. 4 To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone. 5 To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: ''to go gunning''. Etymology 2
vb. (eye dialect of going to English)
n. a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability) [syn: gunman]
a hand-operated pump that resembles a gun; forces grease into parts of a machine [syn: grease-gun]
the discharge of a gun as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "a twenty gun salute"
A gun is an object that propels a projectile through a hollow tube, primarily as weaponry.
Gun or Guns may also refer to:
Gun or Gunn is an old name formed from gunnr (battle) and is cognate with the Old English word "gúð". Gunnr is one of the valkyries. The equivalent male name is Gunnar.
The earliest attestation of the name is on the Rök Runestone where it occurs as part of a kenning for wolf: I say this the twelfth, where the horse of Gunnr sees fodder on the battlefield, where twenty kings lie...
Gun is the 56th most common female name in Sweden as of December 31, 2008, when 34,655 living people were named Gun in Sweden.
In a cellular automaton, a gun is a pattern with a main part that repeats periodically, like an oscillator, and that also periodically emits spaceships. There are then two periods that may be considered: the period of the spaceship output, and the period of the gun itself, which is necessarily a multiple of the spaceship output's period. A gun whose period is larger than the period of the output is a pseudoperiod gun.
In the Game of Life, for every p greater than or equal to 14, it is possible to construct a glider gun in which the gliders are emitted with period p.
Since guns continually emit spaceships, the existence of guns in Life means that initial patterns with finite numbers of cells can eventually lead to configurations with limitless numbers of cells, something that John Conway himself originally conjectured to be impossible. However, according to Conway's later testimony, this conjecture was explicitly intended to encourage someone to disprove it -- i.e., Conway hoped that infinite-growth patterns did exist.
Bill Gosper discovered the first glider gun in 1970, earning $50 from Conway. The discovery of the glider gun eventually led to the proof that Conway's Game of Life could function as a Turing machine. For many years this glider gun was the smallest one known in Life, although other rules had smaller guns. However, in 2015 a period-120 gun in Life with fewer live cells (but a larger bounding box) was discovered.
Gun is an undistinguished hill at the southern end of the Peak District. The hill is mainly moorland with some small wooded areas. Gun is often overlooked by walkers who prefer the neighbouring peaks of The Roaches, Hen Cloud and Ramshaw rocks. However it still features typical moorland scenery and some pleasant hill walking. The hill overlooks the town of Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands which is an ideal base for visiting the Peak District National Park. The hill often features in the itinerary of the Tour of Britain cycle race.
Gun has the Summits on the Air reference G/SP-013
Gǔn, Count of Chóng was a figure in Chinese mythology, sometimes noted as the father of Yu the Great, the founder of the Xia dynasty. Gun was appointed to the task of controlling the Great Flood by Emperor Yao on the advice of the Four Mountains. Gun used dykes to try to stop the flooding but the dykes collapsed, killing many people.
Gun is a Revisionist Western-themed action-adventure video game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Microsoft Windows, and Xbox 360. The game was released in North America on November 17, 2005, and during mid-to-late-November in Europe. Since October 13, 2006, the game has been available to buy on Steam. The PlayStation Portable version, released on October 10, 2006 under the title Gun: Showdown, features new side-missions, a multiplayer mode, and other additions that were not available in the console versions.
During its first month, the game sold 225,000 copies across the four console systems for which it was initially released. The game had sold over 1.4 million units in the United States as of October 2008. It was well received by game critics and won numerous awards, including GameSpy's Xbox 360 Action Game of the Year.
Gun is an American television anthology series which aired on ABC on Saturday night from April 12 to May 31, 1997 at 10:00 p.m Eastern time. The series lasted six episodes, each directed by a well-known director, before being cancelled. Each episode involves a pearl-handled .45 semi-automatic pistol as an important part of the plot. The characters in each episode are completely different and unrelated to those who appear in other episodes. The series was produced by Robert Altman and attracted numerous recognizable stars including Fred Ward, Kathy Baker, Carrie Fisher, Daryl Hannah, Randy Quaid, Martin Sheen and James Gandolfini in his first television role.
Gün is a Turkish name and may refer to:
- bediha Gün (born 1994), Turkish female sport wrestler
- Güneli Gün, Turkish translator
- Gün Temür Khan (1384–1402), Mongol Khagan of the Northern Yuan Dynasty
"Gun" is a song written and performed by Gigolo Aunts. It was released as a single in March 1993 on Fire Records and appears on the Gigolo Aunts' album, Flippin' Out. The white label promo single has a different track listing than that released for commercial consumption, replacing the "Take Me On" B-side with "Sled". Both of those songs appear on the CD single version.
The Chinese wordgun (, literally, "rod", "stick") refers to a long Chinese staff weapon used in Chinese martial arts. It is known as one of the four major weapons, along with the qiang (spear), dao (sabre), and the jian (sword), called in this group "The Grandfather of all Weapons".
Gun is a 2011 Kannada film in the action genre starring Harish Raj and Mallika Kapoor in the lead roles. Nikitha also plays an important role. The film has been directed and written by Harish Raj and is jointly produced by K. Murali under Nishanth Constructions. Ronnie Raphel has composed the music. Kalyan and Kaviraj have written the lyrics for the songs. The film was released on 25 Februaruy 2011.
"Gun" is a song by Scottish synthpop band Chvrches from their 2013 debut album The Bones of What You Believe. It was released as the band's third official single on 15 June 2013 via Virgin and Goodbye Records.
Gun, also spelled Geon, Kŏn, Keon, Gon, Kuhn, or Kun, is a single-syllable masculine Korean given name, as well as an element in some two-syllable given names. The meaning differs based on the hanja used to write it.
A gun is an administrative unit in both North Korea and South Korea similar to the unit of county. In South Korea, A gun has a population of less than 150,000 (more than that would make it a city or si), is less densely populated than a gu, and is more rural in character than either of the other 2 divisions. Gun are comparable to British non-metropolitan districts. Counties are divided into towns (eup) and districts (myeon).
Usage examples of "gun".
The signal gun aboard Endymion sent out a puff of smoke and a series of flags broke out at the mast-head.
Except for the annoyance of the bombs, the gunners of the forts had it much their own way until the broadsides of the Pensacola, which showed eleven heavy guns on either side, drew up abreast of them.
The guns of those ships, being disposed along the sides, were for the most part able to bear only upon an enemy abreast of them, with a small additional angle of train toward ahead or astern.
Don Guillermo ibn Mahmood de Vargas y Sanchez del Rio of a glowering, stone-sheathed fortress abristle with guns.
That was a minor vessel, readily expendable, though formidable enough, a hundred-meter spheroid abristle with guns, missile launchers, energy projectors.
Completely unaware, of course, he was bringing into reality all of the nightmares of Don Guillermo ibn Mahmood de Vargas y Sanchez del Rio of a glowering, stone-sheathed fortress abristle with guns.
Mellis false-flags Banish with his bullshit mine story if there was a claymore mine on this mountain, it would be command-detonated and Abies would have lit it off with the rest of his fireworks then leads him up to the gun site and fucking drops him cold.
Banish coming down hard on top of the girl with the baby and the gun and Abies falling forward from the act of Fagin being blown back off his feet and settling still on the ground.
They all had guns drawn and with all the commotion, somehow Adeem had escaped.
The Yeomanry, the Scottish Horse, and the Constabulary poured a steady fire upon the advancing wave of horsemen, and the guns opened with case at two hundred yards.
That part was the recoil, and it is the recoil of the guns I figure on putting aboard my aerial warship that is giving me such trouble.
Some ignorant peasants, terrified by the balloon, ran for their guns, and the poor aeronaut was treated to a shower of bullets.
The aeronaut carried a gun firing explosive bullets loaded with oxygen, and in addition, and true to the best tradition of Japan, a sword.
Thirty seconds later sixteen of them were crouched on the aft hull, all carrying machine guns, wearing balaclava hoods and wired into their walkie-talkies.
Pewts father opened the window agen and pluged a club out into the yard and holered scat and then we kep still and we herd him tell Nat Weeks that he had got his gun loded and if he herd it go of he needent be sirprized.