Synonyms of gun


1. gun, weapon, arm, weapon system

usage: a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

2. artillery, heavy weapon, gun, ordnance, armament

usage: large but transportable armament

3. gunman, gun, shot, shooter

usage: a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)

4. gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, gun, gun for hire, triggerman, hit man, hitman, torpedo, shooter, murderer, liquidator, manslayer

usage: a professional killer who uses a gun

5. grease-gun, gun, pump

usage: a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine

6. accelerator, accelerator pedal, gas pedal, gas, throttle, gun, pedal, treadle, foot pedal, foot lever

usage: a pedal that controls the throttle valve; "he stepped on the gas"

7. gun, discharge, firing, firing off

usage: the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies; "two runners started before the gun"; "a twenty gun salute"


1. gun, blast, shoot

usage: shoot with a gun

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Definition and meaning of gun (Dictionary)