• A device for projecting a hard object very forcefully; a firearm or cannon.
  • A device operated by a trigger and acting in a manner similar to a firearm.
  • 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).
  • A pattern that "fires" out other patterns.
  • A person who carries or uses a rifle, shotgun or handgun.
  • An electron gun.
  • The biceps.
  • Violent blasts of wind.
  • An expert.
  • Someone excellent, surpassingly wonderful, or cool.


  • To shoot someone or something, either literally (with a firearm) or figuratively (such as to put an end to something).
  • To speed something up.
  • To offer vigorous support to a person or cause.
  • To seek to attack someone; to take aim at someone.
  • To practice fowling or hunting small game; chiefly in participial form: to go gunning.
  • To masturbate while observing and visible to a corrections officer.


  • 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, which makes it a pleonasm. In the given context the woman's name means battle maid. See also Hilda, Gunilda, Gunhild, Gunhilda, Gunnhildr.
  • From gunna, from gonna, from going to

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