noun Date: 1801 the firing of guns

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Gunfire — is the action of shooting a firearm. Gunfire may also refer to: *Gunfire (comics), a DC comic book superhero *Gunfire (1934 film), a 1934 Western starring Rex Bell *Gunfire (1950 film), a 1950 Western starring Don Red Barry …   Wikipedia

  • gunfire — index barrage Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • gunfire — [gun′fīr΄] n. 1. the firing of a gun or guns 2. the use of firearms or artillery, as distinguished from other military tactics …   English World dictionary

  • gunfire — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ heavy, intense ▪ scattered, sporadic ▪ enemy ▪ celebratory ▪ Bursts of celebrator …   Collocations dictionary

  • gunfire — n. 1) heavy, murderous gunfire 2) under gunfire * * * murderous gunfire heavy under gunfire …   Combinatory dictionary

  • gunfire — noun a) Shots from a gun or guns, typically creating loud report. Lets hide in the trees to avoid the gunfire. b) The use of gunpowder type weapons, mainly cannon, as opposed to swords or bayonets. Sergeant, direct your gunfire toward that copse… …   Wiktionary

  • gunfire — gun|fire [ˈgʌnfaıə US faır] n [U] the repeated shooting of guns, or the noise made by this ▪ I heard a burst of distant gunfire . ▪ Two men were shot in an exchange of gunfire with the police …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gunfire — gun|fire [ gʌn,faır ] noun uncount 1. ) shots from guns: Our troops came under heavy gunfire. 2. ) the sound made by guns being shot: We were woken at dawn by gunfire …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • gunfire — [[t]gʌ̱nfaɪə(r)[/t]] N UNCOUNT Gunfire is the repeated shooting of guns. The sound of gunfire and explosions grew closer …   English dictionary

  • gunfire — UK [ˈɡʌnˌfaɪə(r)] / US [ˈɡʌnˌfaɪr] noun [uncountable] 1) shots from guns Our troops came under heavy gunfire. 2) the sound made by guns being shot We were woken at dawn by gunfire …   English dictionary

  • gunfire — noun (U) the repeated firing of guns, or the noise made by this: enemy gunfire …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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