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3 letters words from 'gun'

NUG 4 

2 letters words from 'gun'

GU 3NU 2
UG 3UN 2

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Definitions and meaning of gun


Etymology 1

From Middle English gunne, gonne, from Lady Gunilda, a huge crossbow with a powerful shot, with the second part of the term being of Old Norse origin. It was later used to denote firearms. The name Gunnhildr and its multiple variations are derived from Old Norse gunnr (battle, war) + hildr (battle), which makes it a pleonasm. In the given context the woman's name means battle maid. See also Hilda, Gunilda, Gunhild, Gunhilda, Gunnhildr.


  • enPR: gŭn, IPA(key): /ɡʌn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn


gun (plural guns)

  1. A device for projecting a hard object very forcefully; a firearm or cannon.
    Looking for wild meat to fill his family's freezer for the winter, the young man quietly raised up his gun at the approaching deer.
    1. A very portable, short firearm, for hand use, which fires bullets or projectiles, such as a handgun, revolver, pistol, or Derringer.
    2. A less portable, long firearm, bullet or projectile firing; a rifle, either manual, automatic or semi-automatic; a flintlock, musket or shotgun.
    3. (military) A cannon with relatively long barrel, operating with relatively low angle of fire, and having a high muzzle velocity.
    4. (military) A cannon with a 6-inch/155mm minimum nominal bore diameter and tube length 30 calibers or more. See also: howitzer; mortar.
    5. (figurative) A firearm or cannon used for saluting or signalling.Wp
      • It was April 22, 1831, and a young man was walking down Whitehall in the direction of Parliament Street. []. He halted opposite the Privy Gardens, and, with his face turned skywards, listened until the sound of the Tower guns smote again on the ear and dispelled his doubts.
  2. A device operated by a trigger and acting in a manner similar to a firearm.
    1. Any implement designed to fire a projectile from a tube.
    2. A device or tool that projects a substance.
    3. A device or tool that applies something rather than projecting it.
  3. (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).
    • 2000, Drew Kampion,
      by the winter of 1962, the Brewer Surfboards Hawaii gun was the most in-demand big-wave equipment on the North Shore.
  4. (cellular automata) A pattern that "fires" out other patterns.
    • 2010, Andrew Adamatzky, Game of Life Cellular Automata, p.74:
      Greene's period-416 2c/5 spaceship gun
  5. (colloquial, metonymically) A person who carries or uses a rifle, shotgun or handgun.
  6. (colloquial, usually in the plural) The biceps.
  7. (nautical, in the plural) Violent blasts of wind.
  8. (colloquial) An expert.
Derived terms
  • Sranan Tongo: gon


gun (third-person singular simple present guns, present participle gunning, simple past and past participle gunned)

  1. (with “down”) To shoot someone or something, usually with a firearm.
    He gunned down the hitmen.
    The CEO gunned down that idea before we could present it to the board.
  2. To speed something up.
    He gunned the engine.
  3. To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.
    He’s gunning for you.
  4. To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone.
    He's been gunning for you ever since you embarrassed him at the party.
  5. To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: to go gunning.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, prison slang) To masturbate while observing and visible to a corrections officer.
    • 2010, BNA's Employment Discrimination Report
      [] all inmates participated in such conduct, and [] "the inmates gunned only female staff, not the all-male security staff," he said.
Derived terms
  • gun down
  • gun it
  • outgun

Etymology 2

From gunna, from gonna, from going to



  1. Nonstandard spelling of going to.
    I'm gun go get da gun from da closet.



  • GNU, Ngu, Ung, gnu, nug



gun f (plural gonyow)

  1. plain



From Proto-Mongolic *gün, compare Mongolian гүн (gün).


  • IPA(key): /kuŋ/, [kũ(ŋ)]



  1. deep



  • IPA(key): /ɣʏn/



  1. first-person singular present indicative of gunnen
  2. imperative of gunnen




  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぐん



  • Rhymes: -ʊn


gun m

  1. testicle, ball, bollock, egg, nut, orchis, testis




  1. Nonstandard spelling of gǔn.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of gùn.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.



gun m (genitive singular gunney, plural gunnaghyn)

  1. Alternative form of gunn

Middle English



  1. Alternative form of gunne

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology 1

From Old Irish co.

Alternative forms

  • gu
  • gum



  1. that
    an t-amadan sin gun do thagh thu - That fool that you voted for
    am fear gum pòs aig an deireadh na mìosa - that man that will marry at the end of the month
    an taigh gu bheil aice - that house that she has

Etymology 2

From Old Irish cen.



  1. without
    gun teagamh - without a doubt
  • às aonais

  • to shoot with a gun (a portable firearm).
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)