part of speech: noun
definition 1: a weapon with a tube made of metal from which bullets, shells, or other missiles are fired. Guns include pistols, rifles, and cannons.
definition 2: a tool that shoots small objects or liquids out through a tube or nozzle.
- We used a spray gun to paint the house.
- The carpenter’s work went faster when he used a nail gun.
part of speech: verb
inflections: guns, gunning, gunned
definition: to shoot using a rifle or gun (often followed by “down”).
- The police gunned down the fugitive.
synonyms: discharge, fire, shoot
Word Builder: kinds of guns
glue gun: a gun that heats and shoots glue.
nail gun: a gun that shoots nails.
staple gun: a gun that shoots staples.