gun
I. noun Etymology: Middle English gonne, gunne Date: 14th century 1. a. a piece of ordnance usually with high muzzle velocity and comparatively flat trajectory b. a portable firearm (as a rifle or handgun) c. a device that throws a projectile 2. a. a discharge of a gun especially as a salute or signal b. a signal marking a beginning or ending 3. a. hunter b. gunman 4. something suggesting a gun in shape or function 5. throttlegunned adjective II. verb (gunned; gunning) Date: 1622 transitive verb 1. a. to fire on b. shoot <
gunned down by a hit man
>
2. a. to open up the throttle of so as to increase speed <
gun the engine
>
b. fire 3b <
gunned the ball to first base
>
intransitive verb to hunt with a gun

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