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Webster Dictionary

  1. Gunningnoun

    the act or practice of hunting or shooting game with a gun


  1. Gunning

    Gunning is a town on the Old Hume Highway, between Goulburn and Yass in the Southern Tablelands of New South Wales, Australia, about 260 km south-west of Sydney and 75 km north of the national capital, Canberra. On Census night 2006, Gunning had a population of 487 people. The Shire of Gunning had a population of 2,280. The Gunning Wind Farm has been established to the town's northeast, and is visible from the Hume Highway.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. gunning

    An old term for shooting; it is now adopted by the Americans. After the wreck of the Wager, on hearing the pistols fired at Cozens, "it was rainy weather, and not fit for gunning, so that we could not imagine the meaning of it."--Gunning a ship. Fitting her with ordnance.--Gunning, in mining, is when the blast explodes and does not rend the mass.--Gunning, signals enforced by guns.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. gunning

    The act of hunting or shooting game with a gun.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gunning is ranked #9646 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Gunning surname appeared 3,364 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Gunning.

    88.7% or 2,985 total occurrences were White.
    4.7% or 161 total occurrences were Black.
    3.3% or 114 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.7% or 60 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1% or 34 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 10 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunning in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gunning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of gunning in a Sentence

  1. Denis Shapovalov:

    Yeah, there is definitely a lot of talent coming in, it's just that point in the ATP, you know, you still have kind of the legends, you know, Rog, Rafa, still there on top, but you have a lot of newcomers with talent kind of gunning for them.

  2. Nancy Belcher:

    We had some hostile people that we talked to that really just felt that we were gunning for them, and we absolutely were not, we were just trying to figure out a system that I think anybody would agree needed to be overhauled.

  3. Devin Tullis:

    Everyone says Blackwater and they think guys running and gunning and killing overseas, but that’s just not the true story, common everyday security stuff.

  4. Rahul Gandhi:

    The gunning down by the police of 9 people in ...Tamil Nadu, is a brutal example of state sponsored terrorism. These citizens were murdered for protesting against injustice. My thoughts & prayers are with the families of these martyrs and the injured.

  5. Hulk Hogan:

    I started having, like Oprah has, these ‘aha’ moments. … Everybody’s a celebrity,’ I thought. ‘Oh, my God, they’re gunning for everybody. Everybody is fair game. And then 4-year-olds, too?’ apparently, [Denton’s] pretty darn talented, I’d love to see these guys do a 180 and just do good stuff and just get legit,’’ Hogan said.

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