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Definition of gun:

  1. A piece of heavy ordnance; in a restricted sense, a cannon.
  2. A weapon which throws or propels a missile to a distance; any firearm or instrument for throwing projectiles by the explosion of gunpowder, consisting of a tube or barrel closed at one end, in which the projectile is placed, with an explosive charge behind, which is ignited by various means. Muskets, rifles, carbines, and fowling pieces are smaller guns, for hand use, and are called small arms. Larger guns are called cannon, ordnance, fieldpieces, carronades, howitzers, etc. See these terms in the Vocabulary.
  3. of Gin
  4. To practice fowling or hunting small game; - chiefly in participial form; as, to go gunning.
  5. Violent blasts of wind.

Synonyms:

small arm, gunman, grinder, speed up, accelerator pedal, BB gun, grease-gun, hoagie, submarine, car-pool, applicator, buckle up, taw, ordnance store, sub, poor boy, gasolene, artillery, shooter, triggerman, shot, stimulate, back up, zep, blowtorch, box in, Allen wrench, natural gas, petrol, plug, hit man, flatulence, catalyst, crap-shooter, change down, gun for hire, particle accelerator, hoagy, bypass, ordnance, block in, torpedo, guns, box end wrench, gas, gunslinger, throttle, crampfish, bus, numbfish, hasten, atom smasher, hero sandwich, bellows, air rifle, automatic, bradawl, gas pedal, arm, 0.45, help, submarine sandwich, carve up, shoot, throttle valve, derringer, gasoline, adjustable wrench, bit, accelerate, heavy weapon, air gun, flatulency, carry, blowlamp, awl, munition, hero, artillery unit, electric ray, gaseous state, hired gun, wedge, heat, accelerator, hitman.

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