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English noun: gun

1. gun (artifact) a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)


Broader (hypernym)arm, weapon, weapon system


Narrower (hyponym)ack-ack, ack-ack gun, air gun, air rifle, airgun, antiaircraft, antiaircraft gun, breechloader, cannon, cannon, firearm, flack, flak, gas gun, minute gun, piece, pom-pom, Quaker gun, set gun, small-arm, spring gun, whaling gun


Part holonymaction, action mechanism, barrel, cartridge clip, cartridge ejector, cartridge extractor, cartridge holder, cartridge remover, clip, ejector, extractor, firing chamber, firing mechanism, gun barrel, gun chamber, gun muzzle, gun trigger, gun-sight, gunlock, gunsight, gunstock, magazine, muzzle, safety catch, safety lock, stock, trigger

2. gun (artifact) large but transportable armament


Synonymsartillery, heavy weapon, ordnance


Broader (hypernym)armament


Narrower (hyponym)cannon, field artillery, field gun, four-pounder


Part holonymgunstock, stock


Part meronymbattery

3. gun (person) a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)


Synonymsgunman


Broader (hypernym)shooter, shot

4. gun (person) a professional killer who uses a gun


Synonymsgun for hire, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, shooter, torpedo, triggerman


Broader (hypernym)liquidator, manslayer, murderer

5. gun (artifact) a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine


Synonymsgrease-gun


Broader (hypernym)pump

6. gun (artifact) a pedal that controls the throttle valve


SamplesHe stepped on the gas.


Synonymsaccelerator, accelerator pedal, gas, gas pedal, throttle


Broader (hypernym)foot lever, foot pedal, pedal, treadle


Part meronymaeroplane, airplane, auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar, plane

7. gun (act) the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies


SamplesTwo runners started before the gun.
A twenty gun salute.


Broader (hypernym)discharge, firing, firing off


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine


English verb: gun

1. gun (competition) shoot with a gun


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)blast, shoot


Narrower (hyponym)machine gun









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