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How Do You Spell GUN?

Correct spelling for the English word "gun" is [ɡ_ˈʌ_n], [ɡˈʌn], [ɡˈʌn]] (IPA phonetic alphabet).

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Definition of GUN

  1. Metal tube for throwing missiles with gunpowder or some explosive force, piece of ordnance, cannon, musket, fowling-piece, rifle, carbine, (sure as a g., certainly, beyond question; stand, stick, to one\'s gg., maintain position; son of a g., contemptible fellow; great g., eminent person; blow great gg., violently, a gale); member of shooting-party; gunboat, small warship carrying heavy gun(s); g.-CARRIAGE; g.-case, case for sporting g., also judge\'s tippet; g.-cotton, explosive made by steeping cotton in nitric& sulphuric acids formerly used for blasting; g.-fire, firing of g., esp. (Mil., Naut.) of morning or evening g. to show time; g.-harpoon, propelled from g., not by hand; g.-house, shelter for g. & gunner in action; g.-lock, mechanism by which charge of g. is exploded; g.-metal, alloy of copper& tin or zinc(formerly used for gg.); g.-pit, to protect gg. from enemy\'s fire; gunpowder, explosive of saltpetre, sulphur, & charcoal, for use in guns& blasting(gunpowder plot, 5th Nov. 1605 to blow up Parliament), fine green tea of granular appearance, white gunpowder, kinds of modern explosive; g.-room, compartment in warship fitted up for junior officers or as lieutenants\' mess-room(orig. for gunner& his mates); g.-runner, -ning, (person engaged in) illegal introduction of fire-arms into dependent country; gunshot, range of g. (out of, within, gunshot); g.-shy, frightened at report of g. (esp. of sporting dog); gunsmith, maker and repairer of small fire-arms; g.-stock, wooden mounting of g.-barrel. Hence(heavily &c.) gunned, gunless, aa. [old Norse]

Common Misspellings for GUN

Below is the list of 323 misspellings for the word "gun".

Usage Examples for GUN

  1. There's a gun- room at the end of the hall. - "Master Tales of Mystery, Volume 3" by Collected and Arranged by Francis J. Reynolds
  2. That is a shot- gun, no good to you or to me. - "Lost in the Cañon" by Alfred R. Calhoun
  3. Here, said Aubrey, take this gun. - "The Haunted Bookshop" by Christopher Morley
  4. Well, I should get a gun and shoot him. - "The Art of the Story-Teller" by Marie L. Shedlock
  5. And how I gave you your first gun? - "Riders of the Silences" by Max Brand
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