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I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property.
Michael Badnarik

Meaning of "gun" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD GUN

Probably from a female pet name shortened from the Scandinavian name Gunnhildr (from Old Norse gunnr war + hildr war).
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF GUN

gun  [ɡʌn] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF GUN

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Gun is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb gun in English.

WHAT DOES GUN MEAN IN ENGLISH?

gun

Gun

A gun is a normally tubular weapon or other device designed to discharge projectiles or other material. The projectile may be solid, liquid, gas or energy and may be free, as with bullets and artillery shells, or captive as with Taser probes and whaling harpoons. The means of projection varies according to design but is usually effected by the action of gas pressure, either produced through the rapid combustion of a propellant or compressed and stored by mechanical means, operating on the projectile inside an open-ended tube in the fashion of a piston. The confined gas accelerates the movable projectile down the length of the tube imparting sufficient velocity to sustain the projectile's travel once the action of the gas ceases at the end of the tube or muzzle. Alternatively, acceleration via electromagnetic field generation may be employed in which case the tube may be dispensed with and a guide rail substituted. The first devices identified as guns appeared in China around 1000AD, and by the 12th century the technology was spreading through the rest of Asia, and into Europe by the 13th century.

Definition of gun in the English dictionary

The first definition of gun in the dictionary is a weapon with a metallic tube or barrel from which a missile is discharged, usually by force of an explosion. It may be portable or mounted. In a military context the term applies specifically to a flat-trajectory artillery piece. Other definition of gun is the firing of a gun as a salute or signal, as in military ceremonial. Gun is also a member of or a place in a shooting party or syndicate.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO GUN

PRESENT

Present
I gun
you gun
he/she/it guns
we gun
you gun
they gun
Present continuous
I am gunning
you are gunning
he/she/it is gunning
we are gunning
you are gunning
they are gunning
Present perfect
I have gunned
you have gunned
he/she/it has gunned
we have gunned
you have gunned
they have gunned
Present perfect continuous
I have been gunning
you have been gunning
he/she/it has been gunning
we have been gunning
you have been gunning
they have been gunning
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I gunned
you gunned
he/she/it gunned
we gunned
you gunned
they gunned
Past continuous
I was gunning
you were gunning
he/she/it was gunning
we were gunning
you were gunning
they were gunning
Past perfect
I had gunned
you had gunned
he/she/it had gunned
we had gunned
you had gunned
they had gunned
Past perfect continuous
I had been gunning
you had been gunning
he/she/it had been gunning
we had been gunning
you had been gunning
they had been gunning
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will gun
you will gun
he/she/it will gun
we will gun
you will gun
they will gun
Future continuous
I will be gunning
you will be gunning
he/she/it will be gunning
we will be gunning
you will be gunning
they will be gunning
Future perfect
I will have gunned
you will have gunned
he/she/it will have gunned
we will have gunned
you will have gunned
they will have gunned
Future perfect continuous
I will have been gunning
you will have been gunning
he/she/it will have been gunning
we will have been gunning
you will have been gunning
they will have been gunning
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would gun
you would gun
he/she/it would gun
we would gun
you would gun
they would gun
Conditional continuous
I would be gunning
you would be gunning
he/she/it would be gunning
we would be gunning
you would be gunning
they would be gunning
Conditional perfect
I would have gun
you would have gun
he/she/it would have gun
we would have gun
you would have gun
they would have gun
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been gunning
you would have been gunning
he/she/it would have been gunning
we would have been gunning
you would have been gunning
they would have been gunning
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you gun
we let´s gun
you gun
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to gun
Past participle
gunned
Present Participle
gunning
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE GUN

gumwood
gun barrel
gun battle
gun carriage
gun control
gun control laws
gun crew
gun crime
gun culture
gun dog
gun for
gun laws
gun licence
gun lobby
gun moll
gun room
gun turret
gun-shy
gun-toting
gunboat

WORDS THAT END LIKE GUN

begun
Braun
bun
dun
fun
handgun
hit-and-run
home run
Hun
in the long run
in the short run
Jun
Kim Jong-un
Kun
nun
pun
run
sun
tun
vingt-et-un

Synonyms and antonyms of gun in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «GUN»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «gun» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of gun

Translation of «gun» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF GUN

Find out the translation of gun to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of gun from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «gun» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pistola
570 millions of speakers

English

gun
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बंदूक
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

بُنْدُقِيَة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

огнестрельное оружие
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

arma de fogo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বন্দুক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

fusil
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Senjata api
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gewehr
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

bedhil
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

súng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துப்பாக்கி
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

तोफा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

tabanca
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

arma da fuoco
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

broń
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

пістолет
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

armă
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

όπλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geweer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

pistol
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

gevær
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of gun

TRENDS

TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «GUN»

The term «gun» is very widely used and occupies the 3.302 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «GUN» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «gun» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «gun» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about gun

EXAMPLES

10 QUOTES WITH «GUN»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word gun.
1
Diane Abbott
Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
2
Christiane Amanpour
In Bosnia, little children shot in the head by a guy who thinks it's okay to aim his gun at a child.
3
Judd Apatow
Television is much more difficult because at every moment the network can force you to change things based on their belief about what would make it popular. You're in a constant debate with a gun at your head, and the gun is cancellation. So it's hard to win the arguments.
4
Michael Badnarik
I just want everyone to know that 20,000 gun laws in the United States are unconstitutional. They infringe on your right to protect your life, the lives of your loved ones, and your property.
5
Michael D. Barnes
They have some pretty tough gun laws in Japan, as they do in any other civilized country in the world, and they're not killing each other off with firearms. You have very violent films in Europe, yet it's not causing the mayhem we see in our streets routinely here.
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Michael D. Barnes
But there are 90 million gun owners in the United States. Only 3.5 million want the insurance and magazines and the various things you get for joining the NRA.
7
Gary Bauer
It seems that the only gun violence some leftists approve of is gun violence aimed at cops and other groups they see as oppressive or racist.
8
Bonnie Blair
I'm definitely going to miss hearing the sound of that gun.
9
Daniel Boone
All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
10
Sean Booth
I don't know whether I'm, like, jumping the gun but it's possible that in the future we may be able to use the information that we can't receive at the moment.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «GUN»

Discover the use of gun in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to gun and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Blue Book of Gun Values
A pricing guide for antique and collectible firearms that contains detailed listings and pricing based on national average retail pricing, and includes over seventy full-color photographs. ütz GmbH & Co. KG
S. P. Fjestad, 2006
2
Gun Violence: The Real Costs
"--New York Times "Progress begins on social problems when it becomes possible to measure them. In that spirit come Professors Cook and Ludwig with this exceptional contribution."--Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Philip J. Cook, Jens Ludwig, 2000
3
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun Control ...
For this third edition, Lott draws on an additional ten years of data—including provocative analysis of the effects of gun bans in Chicago and Washington, D.C—that brings the book fully up to date and further bolsters its central ...
John R. Lott, 2013
4
Give a Boy a Gun
Todd Strasser’s acclaimed account of school violence that Kirkus Reviews calls “vivid, distressing, and all too real.” For as long as they can remember, Brendan and Gary have been mercilessly teased and harassed by the jocks who rule ...
Todd Strasser, 2012
5
Giving Up the Gun: Japan's Reversion to the Sword, 1543-1879
Lord Hideyoshi, the regent of Japan at the time, took the first step toward the control of firearms.
Noel Perrin, 1979
6
Gun Control: A Documentary and Reference Guide
This is the one-stop valuable reference source for students and general readers searching for historical and current information regarding the ever-ongoing gun debate in the United States.
Robert J. Spitzer, 2009
7
The Gun Digest Book of Exploded Gun Drawings: 975 Isometric ...
Anyone can become an expert with help from these 975 exploded and isometric long gun drawings.
Harold Murtz, 2005
8
Gun Control: Preventing Violence or Crushing Constitutional ...
This book examines the history of U.S. gun ownership as well as current federal, state, and local laws. it provides the opinions and perspectives of government leaders, historians, activists, and ordinary Americans on both sides of the ...
Matt Doeden, 2011
9
The Six-gun Mystique Sequel
The Six-Gun Mystique Sequel is a revised and considerably expanded edition of The Six-Gun Mystique, a pioneering study of the Western as a popular genre that has been widely influential since its original publication in 1970.
John G. Cawelti, 1999
10
The Gun
Traces the history of the AK-47 assault rifle, from its inception to its use by more than fifty national armies around the world, to its role in modern-day Afghanistan, discussing how the deadly weapon has helped alter world history.
C. J. Chivers, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «GUN»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term gun is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Clerical error was beginning of missteps in South Carolina church …
That meant an FBI examiner using records from a state database couldn't find the details about the arrest when Roof wanted to buy a gun. «Minneapolis Star Tribune, Jul 15»
2
Burke targets gun replica cell phone cases
Burke's spokesman said he knows of no instance when gun replica cases have turned up in Chicago. But they could if the City Council doesn't ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jul 15»
3
Chicago Is Latest City To Attempt To Ban Gun-Shaped Phone Cases
Aldermen Edward Burke (14th), Ariel Reboyras (30th) and Willie Cochran (20th) are warning that gun-shaped cell phone cases pose a major ... «Daily Caller, Jul 15»
4
Allentown inventor hopes gun modifications can save lives
Although the shooting had nothing to do with children accidentally harming themselves with a gun, Stein says the taking of young, innocent ... «WFMZ Allentown, Jul 15»
5
Dem senators call for executive action on gun control
The rule allowed Dylann Roof, the alleged killer of nine people at a predominantly black church in Charleston, S.C., to purchase a gun even ... «The Hill, Jul 15»
6
Sacramento Paintball Shooting Turns Violent As Target Returns Fire …
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A paintball shooting turned violent in Sacramento after the target was armed with a real gun, Sacramento Police ... «CBS Local, Jul 15»
7
Gun Control groups call for safe storage laws after 7-year-old shot
Colorado gun control advocates and former lawmakers are calling for more stringent safe storage laws following the accidental shooting of a ... «The Denver Channel, Jul 15»
8
Construction zone conflict leads to gun charges for 65-year-old
CALEDONIA, MI – A 65-year-old Cascade Township man who allegedly showed his gun to a woman after she passed him in traffic, is facing ... «MLive.com, Jul 15»
9
Douglas County investigators: 1 gun turned in for testing in forest …
Douglas County authorities say one person has come forward to have their gun tested after investigators Thursday offered to rule out rifles' ... «The Denver Post, Jul 15»
10
Sheriff: Loaded gun without safety is missing or stolen
The gun has a black upper slide and a lower OD green frame. ... The gun has a fully loaded magazine and one round in the chamber and is ... «KMTR NewsSource 16, Jul 15»

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