Synonyms for gun

Synonyms for (noun) gun

Synonyms: gun

Definition: the discharge of a firearm as signal or as a salute in military ceremonies

Usage: two runners started before the gun; a twenty gun salute

Similar words: discharge, firing, firing off

Definition: the act of discharging a gun


Synonyms: accelerator, accelerator pedal, throttle, gas, gas pedal, gun

Definition: a pedal that controls the throttle valve

Usage: he stepped on the gas

Similar words: pedal, treadle, foot lever, foot pedal

Definition: a lever that is operated with the foot


Synonyms: artillery, ordnance, heavy weapon, gun

Definition: large but transportable armament

Similar words: armament

Definition: weaponry used by military or naval force


Synonyms: grease-gun, gun

Definition: a hand-operated pump that resembles a revolver; forces grease into parts of a machine

Similar words: pump

Definition: a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction


Synonyms: gun

Definition: a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)

Similar words: arm, weapon, weapon system

Definition: any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting

Usage: he was licensed to carry a weapon


Synonyms: gun, gun for hire, gunman, gunslinger, hired gun, hit man, hitman, triggerman, torpedo, shooter

Definition: a professional killer who uses a gun

Similar words: murderer, manslayer, liquidator

Definition: a criminal who commits homicide (who performs the unlawful premeditated killing of another human being)


Synonyms: gun, gunman

Definition: a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)

Similar words: shooter, shot

Definition: a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)

Usage: he is a crack shot; a poor shooter

Synonyms for (verb) gun

Synonyms: gun

Definition: shoot with a gun

Similar words: blast, shoot

Definition: fire a shot

Usage: the gunman blasted away